Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)

Students learn and celebrate Chinese traditions

Why study Chinese at Missouri State University?

  • Our expert faculty provide you with a learning experience that can sharpen your speaking, writing and conversation skills.
  • Smaller class sizes mean you get to know your teachers – many of whom hold PhDs – and can get focused, one-on-one attention from them.
  • Knowing Chinese can help you land exciting jobs in a variety of fields.
  • Studying a foreign language will prepare you to pursue graduate studies.
  • Missouri State offers you many opportunities for study away, service learning and internships so you can practice speaking Chinese in real-world situations.

A degree focused on language proficiency, global competence, and professional skills

Students who want to student Chinese in depth pursue the Bachelor of Science in Modern Language. They attain advanced proficiency in Chinese and acquire the ability to understand cultural factors that affect how Chinese-speaking societies express themselves and view the world, to analyze and interpret target-language texts and other cultural products, and to apply those insights and skills in a variety of professional and academic settings.