Welcome to the Chinese Program in UMD's School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Undergraduate Degrees in Chinese
The Chinese program offers both a major and a minor.
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About The Chinese Program
The Chinese major provides the training and cultural background needed for entering East Asia-related careers in such fields as higher education, the arts, business, government, international relations, agriculture, or the media. Students may also consider a double major in Chinese and another discipline, such as business, international relations, economics, or journalism.
Our two Chinese minors provide more skeletal training in Chinese language or culture.
Our Chinese majors and minors have won 60 national scholarships since 2009, including 21 Gilman, 11 Fulbright, five Boren, four Freeman Asia, and one NSF.
Advising and Courses
The Chinese Program undergraduate advisor is available for consultation about any aspect of your study of Chinese. To ensure that you have fulfilled all the requirements for graduation, the department recommends that every Chinese major confer with the advisor at registration time each semester.
Office hours are posted in Jiménez 1104.
Advisor: Guling Hu
Office: 4223 Jimenez Hall
The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Office of Student Affairs provides college advising for all ARHU undergraduates in 1120 Francis Scott Key Hall.
Placement in Chinese courses
All students wishing to register for a course in our program must take the Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT), an online exam designed to measure foreign language proficiency.
For more information regarding placement testing, see the College of Arts and Humanities FLPT website.
Beyond the Classroom
Language House Living and Learning Program
Develop Chinese proficiency through this on-campus living and learning program.Language Clusters
Deepen linguistic and cultural knowledge through an education abroad program.Chinese Education Abroad
Language Partner Program
The Language Partner Program (LPP) offers majors in any SLLC program at UMD the opportunity to meet with international students outside the classroom and practice their target language in an informal yet structured way. For international students, the LPP provides a forum for connecting with U.S. students and integrating into the UMD campus.Language Partner Program