CHINLIT-BA - Chinese Language and Literature


Official Name of Program

Chinese Language and Literature

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Degree Designation

BA - Bachelor of Arts



NYSED Program Code

33643 - CHINLIT-BA

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The major in Chinese offers students the opportunity to develop Chinese language proficiency, explore Chinese classical and modern literature, delve into Chinese culture and history, and develop skills in Chinese-English translation and interpretation. In addition, undergraduate students have the option to apply to join the Chinese Flagship program (a federally-funded honors program) that provides scholarships for study abroad in China or Taiwan. Graduates of the Chinese Major will have attained advanced to superior language proficiency and will have deep cultural knowledge that will prepare them for careers in the global workforce. Hunter Chinese alumni have been pursuing careers in both public and private sectors, and have gone on to advanced study in law, international studies, translation, education, and many other areas where Chinese language skills and cultural knowledge are appreciated.

Hunter students benefit from their proximity to the rich cultural resources of the Chinese communities in New York City, and many gain professional experience through internships offered by global organizations, businesses, and government agencies headquartered in New York City.