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What will I learn?

The Committee Interdisciplinary Major with a focus in Chinese language and culture is a vital program with growing importance and value as China expands its role as a super power in world economics, manufacturing, technology, and politics.

Each year more and more students are joining the ranks of the 1.4 billion people who speak Mandarin, the official language of the People's Republic of China and of Taiwan.

Many students now can find Chinese instruction in their high schools. At UWM, students can continue their high school studies or begin from the first semester of Chinese language instruction. We offer eight semesters of Chinese language, and equally as important, we offer an array of classes on Chinese culture. Students can explore classes in Chinese art, Chinese film, the use of Chinese in business settings, Chinese and Asian history, and the politics and religions of the region.

While the study of any Asian language is challenging for native English speakers because of their vast differences from English, students often find it is less difficult than they lead themselves to believe. Successful students of Chinese will dedicate the necessary daily time to practice and repeat...and practice and repeat.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,475.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2022, 1 August 2022

Start date

24 January 2022, 6 September 2022


College of Letters and Science

2442 E Hartford Avenue,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduation (or the equivalent) is required for admission.

For international students

Students who are graduating high school seniors or high school graduates (or equivalent) who haven’t previously attended a college or university.

TOEFL IBT: 79 or higher

TOEFL PBT: 548 or higher

IELTS/IELTS Indicator: 6.5 or higher

Duolingo: 120 or higher

PTEA: 56 or higher

IB: 5 in HL English

British A-level: C or Better

Fall (September) Semester Applications: March 1

Spring (January) Semester Applications: August 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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