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2021-2022 General Catalog 
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Chinese - Minor

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of World Languages and Cultures

Chinese Minor Requirements (16 credits)

  • Total credits: 16
  • Grade Point Average to Declare Minor: 2.5 Overall GPA
  • Grade Point Average to Graduate with Minor: 2.5 GPA within minor coursework
  • Credits in Residence: At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for this minor must be earned at USU. Students who have completed bridge courses should contact their advisor as these courses will count toward elective credits and credits in residence.
  • Minimum Grade Requirement: All courses taken for the minor require a minimum grade of C- or better. Courses taken for the minor may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

A. Required Courses (4 credits)


CHIN 2050  is a required transition course that is intended for students who have not had extensive experience living in a Chinese community. CHIN 2050  is required after CHIN 2010  and before CHIN 3010  and does not count towards the Chinese minor. For students with at least one year of extensive experience speaking Mandarin Chinese in a Mandarin-speaking environment (e.g., returned missionaries), CHIN 2050  is waived and the student should take CHIN 3010  after they have tested in the World Languages and Cultures Department. (Cantonese speakers should take CHIN 2050 .)


While this course may be repeated for additional credit, only 1 credit may count toward requirements for the Chinese major or minor.

Related Programs

  • Chinese Minor, Teaching Emphasis: 21 credits + 29 STEP credits
  • Chinese Minor, Teaching Emphasis without Licensure: 20 credits
  • Chinese Major: 33 credits