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Chinese, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Claremont, CA, United States
Develop advanced fluency in Chinese language and literature at Pomona College, and study the cultural traditions of China from early times to the present day.
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Learning outcomes

Learn the language, literature and culture of China as a major or minor at Pomona College. You’ll receive an interdisciplinary introduction to China’s history, social, philosophical and political issues and other cultural concerns, as well as intense language study.

Students majoring in Chinese graduate as fluent speakers, writers, readers and listeners, comfortable with daily conversation, public speeches, and translation. You’ll have experience interpreting texts, understanding film and other media, and be able to sensitively engage with Chinese culture.

Majors supplement their studies with a semester abroad in Beijing or Hangzhou and are encouraged to live in our language residence hall.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Elementary Chinese
  • Elementary Chinese
  • Accelerated Elementary Chinese
  • Conversation: Contemporary Chinese Language and Culture
  • Chinese Conversation, Advanced
  • Intermediate Chinese
  • Intermediate Chinese
  • Intermediate Chinese for Bilinguals
  • Advanced Chinese
  • Advanced Chinese
  • Modern Chinese Literature
  • Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
  • Intro to Classical Chinese
  • Chinese Language in Society
  • Senior Project
  • Senior Project
  • Chinese: Directed Readings
  • Chinese: Independent Research Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • School Report and Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $70 or fee waiver
  • Test scores for international applicants
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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