Asian Languages - Chinese (Minor)
Students pursuing the minor in Asian languages with a focus in Chinese gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of China. Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program to enhance their education and overall minor experience.
Highly motivated students interested in learning Chinese to professional-level proficiency while simultaneously pursuing the Asian languages minor with a focus in Chinese and undergraduate major of their choice are encouraged to apply to the Chinese Language Flagship Program.
GPA Requirement: 2.00
Incompatible Majors: BA in Asian languages (Chinese); BA in Asian languages (Chinese) --- Chinese flagship; BA in business (language and culture --- Chinese or Chinese native speaker track)
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Students who wish to add a minor in Asian languages with a focus in Chinese to the bachelor's degree program they are pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.
Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.
A minor in Chinese studies helps students with communication and cultural competency skills as they pursue careers in political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military, sociology, marketing and other various fields.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists
- Growth: -3.3%
- Median Salary*: 55960
- Growth: 4%
- Median Salary*: 130600
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).