Chinese cityscape

Why minor in Chinese at Missouri State University?

  • China is home to one-fifth of the world’s population, making the Chinese language the most widely spoken first language in the world.
  • China’s 5,000 years of history and culture make it one of the oldest civilizations. Studying Chinese opens the way to fields such as Chinese politics, economy, history or archaeology.
  • China has the second largest economy in the world. Familiarity with Chinese language and culture gives you an advantage when competing for international positions.

Minor Requirements


Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education (non-certifiable)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work
  1. 18 hours in Chinese beyond CHI 101 and 102. Six hours from the following may also count toward this minor: ART 274(3), HST 380(3), HST 381(3), LLT 215(3-6), or PLS 545(3).

Adding a minor

To add a minor, visit the Academic Advising and Transfer Center in University Hall 109.