DePaul's Chinese Studies program focuses on developing the 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 communicate in Chinese provides students with many career opportunities around the world.

Chinese Studies courses focus on a variety of topics, including:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Economics
  • History
  • Language
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Religion

Chinese Studies students often earn a second degree in a complementary field of study, such as International Business or International Studies.

As a Chinese Studies major, the student is encouraged to participate in one of DePaul's Study Abroad programs in Beijing, Hong Kong or Shanghai. By studying and living in China for an extended period of time, the student will experience the Chinese language and culture first-hand.

Liberal Studies Requirements 84 hours
​Major Requirements 52 hours
​Open Electives 56 hours
   ​Total hours required   192 hours