Welcome to the Chinese Studies Program! Chinese is one of the world’s most important languages: over one billion people, or fifteen percent of the world’s population, speak Chinese as a native language.
The Chinese studies program at the university of Houston offers a Major (Bachelor of Arts in Chinese studies) since 2007. It offers a Minor in Chinese Studies since 1998. In addition, the program provides a faculty-led Summer Study Abroad Program since 2002. In addition, a Graduate Certificate for Applied Linguistics in Teaching Chinese and a M.A. degree in World Cultures and Literatures with a Concentration in Chinese Studies are offered to post-baccalaureate and graduate students.
Thanks to our generous donors, Chinese Studies offers annual scholarships including the Shang-Zhih & Lucia Lee Wu 吴尚势李静安 Scholarship for Excellence in Chinese Studies, Chinese Study Abroad Scholarships, Scholarship for Excellence in Chinese Graduate Studies, and the Louis Wu Endowed Scholarship in Chinese Studies.
Our 5 week program is open to everyone and gives you a life-changing opportunity to experience the rich heritage and culture of China. Scholarships are available.