A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.
A Chinese minor is about more than just learning a new language. As with all programs in the Department of Modern Languages, the Chinese minor also instructs students on the culture and literature of the region. This minor helps equip students to work in and understand more about the country that boasts the second-largest economy, the largest population, and the largest manufacturing output in the world. This minor complements degrees in political science, education and business especially well.
A Chinese minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:
- Political Science
- Computer Science