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Chinese, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Smithfield, RI, United States
The Chinese major aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced Chinese language proficiency and full understanding of the Chinese culture as they study a wide range of authentic texts and practice through meaningful communication and interaction. 
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Overview

The Chinese concentration aims to promote meaningful and proficient Chinese language skills and understanding of the Chinese people and Chinese culture, as foreign language proficiency has become indispensable in today’s economic and political interdependence of nations. The Chinese concentration requires six courses (18 credits), out of which one may be at the 200 level and five at the 300 and 400 levels. Three of the six courses (9 credits) must be earned at Bryant. This is an 18 credit concentration only. Students must have a primary concentration in the College of Business or a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Chinese Major Objectives

  • Demonstrate advanced Chinese language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Develop effective communication skills in both oral and written Chinese language.
  • Cultivate full understanding of the Chinese people, culture, and China-related issues.
  • Be able to work and study in contexts that require knowledge and practice of Chinese language and culture.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading and Writing I
  • Conversation and Listening Comprehension
  • Chinese for Business
  • Chinese for Media

For more information please visit the program website page.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Completed Common Application or completed Universal Application with Universal College Application supplement 
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor
  • Secondary school report, also from your guidance counselor. This tells Bryant about your high school, how many students it has, the types of courses they teach, and so on.
  • Official transcript showing senior courses and most recent grades. Minimum of 16 units must include:
  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of math
  • 2 years of language 
  • 2 years of social science
  • 2 years of lab science
  • 2 years of additional academic discipline (math, language, etc.)
For more information please visit the program website page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43076 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43076 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Smithfield

  • 1000 - 1500 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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