China is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. More than 20% of the global population is Chinese and the language and culture has become increasingly valuable in many professional arenas. This certificate is essential preparation for anyone with plans to pursue a career with Chinese-speaking communities.
“I really enjoyed my time in the Chinese program at IUPUI. I actually decided in my first week of classes my first semester to try Chinese, and I think that was one of the best decisions I made in my undergraduate degree.
Even though I started a little late in Chinese, the teachers were very helpful and worked with me to make sure I understood everything, and I ended up doing quite well in my first class. In fact, after two years, I even felt comfortable enough to do a study abroad in Guangzhou. I saw there just how much I had learned in those classes, and how far that could get me in day-to-day life.
Even now, I use those language skills in my work and research. It really gives me an edge when I look for opportunities in my field.”
Edward is currently a master’s student at Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Erfurt, Germany.
— Edward Vaughan, B.A. International Studies/German major, Chinese certificate (2019)
To earn a Certificate in Chinese Studies (EALC), you must complete:
Students must begin by completing first-year Chinese language courses (EALC-C 131 & EALC-C 132: Basic Chinese, 8 credits total at IUPUI) or demonstration of the same level language proficiency.
To help you guide your four-year college journey, consult your degree map for a snapshot of classes that you will take to complete your degree.
Contact Jing Wang, Director of the Program in Chinese.