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Chinese, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) , UT,
The programs of the Department of Asian & Near Eastern Languages aim to help students develop competence in important languages of Asia and the Near East, an understanding and appreciation of the peoples, literatures, and cultures of those areas of the world, and the ability to think critically as well as to communicate effectively and appropriately in specific cultural contexts.

About

Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world with speakers in China, Taiwan, Singapore, and in overseas communities throughout the world. With China’s rise as a world economic and political power, those who know Chinese enjoy a comparative advantage as they seek jobs in business, government, law, the health sciences, and education. Students can take three years of language study that build and then sharpen their speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills. In addition, Chinese majors enroll in courses in advanced reading and writing in Chinese, linguistics, and classical and modern language and literature. We offer elective courses on culture, film, philosophy, Business Chinese, Cantonese, and Chinese language instruction. As a humanities discipline, we integrate the teaching of critical thinking, public speaking, and persuasive writing into our curriculum. All majors complete a senior capstone course requiring original research using their Chinese language skills. The section offers study abroad, internship, and mentored learning experiences to help students take their study of Chinese language and culture beyond the classroom. The Chinese major experience at Brigham Young University aims to build linguistic and cultural literacy that will continue to develop after graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beginning Mandarin
  • Intermediate Mandarin
  • Third-Year Mandarin
  • Selected Readings of Modern Chinese
  • Chinese Culture
  • Chinese Film in Translation
  • Chinese Literature in Translation-Poetry
  • Chinese Literature in Translation-Prose
  • Structure of Chinese
  • Introduction to Chinese Linguistics

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Submit the application by the appropriate application deadlines.
  • Please note that housing options are dependent upon what is available on any given room selection date. 
  • Students who choose to apply for and attend summer term will have priority selection for fall on-campus housing and fall class registration.
  • Students should apply for the semester or term for which they wish to attend. Requests to change beginning semesters may not be accommodated.
  • The admission criteria are the same for all entry dates. One semester or term is not easier to get into over another. 
  • Applicants intending to serve an LDS mission can view full information about deferring here.
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    588 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 588 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    294 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 294 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Provo

  • 944 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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