The Chinese program offers students a range of courses and activities which impart an understanding of the culture and civilization of China. With the completion of three basic years of the language, students will be prepared to handle various types of colloquial Chinese. Most of our majors pursue advanced studies in Chinese linguistics or literature, while others combine an interest in China with a degree in business, education, engineering or journalism.
Declaring the Major
Students may declare the major at any time during their undergraduate career and their study of Chinese. Make an appointment with the Undergraduate Advisor
Office: 1244 Van Hise Hall
Schedule an advising apointment with Rachel via Scheduling Assistant.
Majors are urged to begin coursework early, ideally in the freshman or sophomore year. If, however, this is not possible, summer courses at UW-Madison or elsewhere are available which speed the student's progress. Those who have Chinese credits from high school or summer sessions may enter advanced courses on the basis of placement tests.
Placement into Chinese Language classes at UW Madison.
Chinese Major worksheet - requirements and course sequences.
Chinese Major overview - review FAQs.
Other certificate programs at UW-Madison