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Chinese

The Ohio State University

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
36430 USD/year
33502 USD/year
11508 USD/year
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About

The Chinese major from The Ohio State University is offered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and includes courses in the language, culture, literature and linguistics of China. 

Overview

Students studying Chinese major from The Ohio State University progress from an elementary working knowledge of the language to oral and written fluency. Once students are familiar with basic patterns of pronunciation and language structure, they are introduced gradually to the unique writing system of the language. The rich body of Chinese literature is first studied in English translation; as students progress in the major and develop their language skills, they continue their readings in Chinese. 

Possible careers

Chinese is applicable in a variety of settings in the United States and abroad. Mastery of Chinese allows students to consider careers in such fields as education, government, international trade, banking, print or electronic media, tourism, or art. Many employers are eager to hire graduates who are fluent in Chinese because their businesses interact with Chinese speakers.

Careers in which Chinese is the primary emphasis include teaching Chinese at all levels; interpreting and translating for the United Nations, government, or for private and public organizations; and a variety of positions in the travel and tourism industry at home or abroad such as flight attendant, travel agent and tour guide.

Careers in which proficiency in Chinese is a good secondary tool include banking and finance, business, sales, export purchasing, foreign market analysis, journalism, foreign correspondence, science and research, library science, hotel management, publishing, radio broadcasting, and teaching English in China to employees in corporations abroad.

All who study Chinese find that the experience sharpens their understanding of language in general and makes them more attentive to nuance in their native languages, thus helping them exercise a greater amount of control over their own lives, no matter what their eventual fields of interest or occupations.

Ohio State graduates with Chinese language majors have chosen jobs such as buyer for Unishops Inc., trade specialist for the Ohio Department of Development, international traffic analyst for Firestone Tire and Rubber, and president of Imex International Inc.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Chinese majors are required to design their programs from courses in language, culture, literature and linguistics. Majors must complete at least 33 credit hours in Chinese and Chinese-related work. Programs should be planned in consultation with an academic advisor assigned by the undergraduate studies director. 
  • Prerequisite courses include Chinese 1101 through 1103 or 2141 and Chinese 2231 or 2232. These courses do not apply toward the major. Additional electives and general education requirements totaling 121 hours are required by the College of Arts and Sciences for graduation.
  • Success in Chinese requires a commitment to daily preparation and a willingness on the part of the student to use the opportunities provided in class to use the language. In addition, students should begin considering and planning for a study abroad program as soon as they have decided to major in Chinese.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of university preparatory courses
  • High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA 
  • Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores 
  • Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
  • Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service) 
  • Status as a first-generation university student 
  • High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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