Chinese Studies

The Chinese Studies program focuses on developing your ability to speak Chinese and understand Chinese culture. Twenty percent of the global population speaks Chinese, making it the most widely used language in the world. Having the ability to speak and understand Chinese will make you a marketable candidate in a variety of professional fields, such as business, consulting or politics.

Participate in one of DePaul's Study Abroad programs in Beijing, Hong Kong or Shanghai where you’ll study and live in China for an extended period of time and experience the Chinese language and culture first-hand.


Sample Courses:

  • Chinese language
  • Asian art
  • Understanding Chinese politics
  • Globalization and resources
  • The rise of modern China
  • Literature and religion in China
  • World political economy
Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Public policy
  • International business
  • Translation services
  • Immigration work
  • Social services
  • Law
  • Human rights


87 percent of 2014 Chinese Studies graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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