The Chinese minor requires students to complete 23 hours of study within the field including 9 hours of upper-level courses. The minor can include language and literature courses, among others. It’s not uncommon for students to take Chinese to fulfill their foreign language requirement and then decide to continue into an academic minor to become more proficient.

Most degree programs at Baylor do not require a student to select a minor area of study, but students may choose to minor in a field that supplements their major or may choose to pursue an area of academic interest completely outside their major. For example, a Language and Linguistics major who has a particular interest in Asian languages may choose to minor in Chinese to gain a greater understanding of languages in this region.

Courses a student might take as a part of the Chinese minor include Elementary Chinese, Chinese for Business, or Chinese Literature and Culture.

For more information, contact Dr. Xin Wang at