Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies

Award Winning Students

  • Our Chinese Studies majors and miners have won prestigious awards such as the Champion of the International Tournament of Chinese Language and Culture competition世界大学生汉语桥比赛: Brian Pawlik, Beijing, 2005. My Viet Le won 1st Place of the same competition, China, 2015
  • In the past ten years, more than 50 Chinese Studies majors and minors have won top prizes in competitions such as Chinese language speech, singing, and martial arts at the local, national, and international levels.
  • More than 100 Chinese majors and minors have won highly competitive scholarships to study in China or Taiwan via the Chinese Studies Program.   Some have been honored with grants and awards such as the Critical Languages Scholarship.

The Goals of the BA in Chinese Studies

  1. To provide high quality instruction in Chinese language courses at all levels. Chinese language courses will serve as a communication and research tool for students with majors, minors, or special interests.
  2. To impart knowledge and understanding to students by offering academically rigorous courses on Chinese history, literature, linguistics, religion, and film studies. These courses form broad perspectives to provide students with the experience that is fundamental to multicultural education and interdisciplinary studies.
  3. To provide students with unique qualifications for career opportunities. Being strengthened by the Summer Study in Beijing Program, the program enhances career possibilities by providing students with opportunities for internships in China and work preparation in international business and trade, translation and interpreting skills, and teaching positions.
  4. To prepare students for graduate studies focused on various approaches to understanding China and Asia. In addition to popular courses such as Business Chinese, academically rigorous courses that motivate students in intellectual pursuits are offered.
  5. To develop a strong academic and cultural bridge for interactions between the University of Houston and the area communities on China-related events so as to provide students with enriched cultural life, extra curricular, and career opportunities.

Master's program

Masters Degree in World Cultures and Literatures with concentration in Chinese