Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

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How long does it take?

This minor is designed to be completed with any major in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will I learn in a Chinese minor?

The Chinese minor offered through the World Languages and Literatures Department within the College of Liberal Arts provides you with cultural enrichment and a broad understanding of Chinese language, culture and economy.

In this program, you'll study the Chinese language, including courses in conversation and grammar. Conversation classes focus on everyday topics that are relatable to American students in the target language as well as accurate pronunciation and culturally appropriate behavior. You will have the opportunity to be exposed to authentic materials from Chinese TV dramas and movies, as well as other popular media platforms to be immersed in real-life situations.

In addition to taking up to three years of Chinese language classes, concurrently you will also take classes that explore Chinese society and overseas Chinese communities through Chinese classic, modern and popular culture to become informed learners and cultivate an enduring understanding of intercultural communication and competence.  

Learn more about world languages and literatures

The World Languages and Literatures Department in the College of Liberal Arts offers courses and programs in a range of languages from around the globe and provides a number of opportunities  for students, including guest speakers, language clubs, and contests and scholarships.

Careers with a minor in Chinese

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

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At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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