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Chinese Studies

North Central College
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Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Chinese Studies

The demand for talented Chinese speakers and Chinese culture experts in schools, government, business and entertainment has grown worldwide. At North Central, you’ll learn to speak, read, write and understand modern Chinese. You’ll master Chinese grammar as well as the distinctive tones and characters of the language. If you wish to teach, students find that a major or minor in Chinese is a great complement to East Asian studies, global studies, international business or education. You can pursue certification in Chinese.

Admission requirements

Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): North Central requires an official TOEFL score of at least 79 (Internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test). (Our institution code: 1555)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): North Central also accepts official IELTS overall scores of 6.5 with sub-scores of 6.0 or higher.
  • ACT or SAT: Students may also submit official SAT or ACT scores in place of the TOEFL.
    • Most successful applicants choosing this option have earned at least a 500 on the EBRW section of the SAT or at least a 19 on the English section of the ACT.
    • Our institution codes are: 1555 (SAT) and 1096 (ACT).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Chinese, B.A.

Chinese Courses

One of the following:

  • China Today
  • Understanding China

At least two credits from one of the following areas:

  • Enrichment
  • Internship
  • Practicum

Semester Study Abroad

  • China Today
  • Understanding China
  • Chinese History
  • The Dao of Chinese Religion

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information


Tuition fee: $42,026 per year

Career paths

Recent graduates in Chinese are employed at:

  • 777 Operations business & planning analyst, The Boeing Company, leadership development program
  • Chinese contract analyst, Infor Global Solutions

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North Central College

North Central College is a nationally ranked institution located in Naperville, Illinois, a thriving suburb just thirty minutes by train from Chicago. Our students have access to state-of-the art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business. At...

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North Central College

30 North Brainard Street
60540 Naperville IL
United States of America (USA)

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