North Central College - Naperville, IL

Program and Degree Options

Studying Chinese offers you a great opportunity to develop your linguistic and cultural skills in a coherent way.  We offer a wide range of courses, from beginning language studies to interactive, student-centered courses on Chinese cultural studies, as well as courses for professional settings.  North Central offers Majors and Minors in Chinese that will develop your proficiency in speaking and understanding Chinese.  You’ll find that it’s not as hard as you might think.





  • 30 credit hours at the 103 level or above, including six credit hours at the 400-level
  • One term of study abroad in China




  • 18 credit hours (usually 6 courses)
  • six of those hours must be taken at the 300 level


Enhanced by

a Chinese

Minor at NCC

  • International Business & Marketing
    • As the #1 manufacturer and largest exporter in world with $2 trillion in foreign exchange, China is at the center of International Business
    • Chinese is a very beneficial language to know
  • Mathematics & Science
    • The National Academy of Scientists has proven that the nature of Chinese Language (way of counting and characters) nourishes better math skills
    •  There is further proof that countries that speak Chinese have a more talented population in Math and Science
  • Global Studies &
  • East Asian Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Education
    • Teach Chinese in America or English in China
    • Speak to half the world's population 
    • Secure a global mindset in order to eliminate cultural bias in the classroom
  • ELL minor if planning to teach abroad


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