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Courses in Chinese are offered by the Department of Languages and Cultures
This certificate program in Chinese Studies is designed to provide linguistic, cultural and practical knowledge to persons interested in studying about or working in China.
The program consists of twenty-four (24) credit hours. It is intended for undergraduate students, persons already holding degrees in any discipline, and mature students with relevant work experience.
The Certificate of Chinese Studies requires a formal application for admission. The official approval of the Asian Studies Coordinator is a prerequisite for admission to the program. Students majoring in Asian Studies at Saint Mary’s University are not eligible for this program.
A student of the program must complete at least eighteen (18) credit hours at Saint Mary’s University. Relevant academic courses, work experience and linguistic capability may be considered for credit recognition. Applicants should submit a resume of relevant work experience, official university transcripts and any other relevant documentation.
This program consists of twelve (12) required credit hours and a number of optional credit hours. All students are required to take:
At least twelve (12) credit hours must be at the 2000 level or above. Detailed descriptions are found under Departmental listing. These courses may not be offered every year.
Students are encouraged to complete the program within five years. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in the Certificate of Chinese Studies is required. Students who have completed all the courses without being officially admitted to the program will not be accredited.
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