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Bridge Prgram - Chinese

 

Advance your
professional
language skills
Earn credit toward
your degree while
studying abroad
Keep going while
you’re ahead! Start in
3rd year classes
Build
key career
competencies  

 

Opportunity to study abroad in China or Taiwan
Participate in a service learning project with the Bennion Center
Get a Chinese-speaking internship through the Hinckley Institute
Meet with a coach in the Career & Professional Development Center
Join the TRIO Programs for first-gen college students
Build your own community on campus through LEAP or Block U

 

Major or Minor in Chinese at the U

If you took the AP Chinese Exam and 1-3 Bridge program Chinese courses in high school, you are well on your way to finishing a major or minor in Chinese. The Chinese major and minor are already short and flexible compared to other majors and minors at the U. Many students choose to double major in Chinese and another field!

Major in Chinese at the U

downdload Chinese Major Requirements pdf     Chinese program webpage

A Chinese major at the U requires:

  • WLC 2010 or 2020
  • CHIN 3010 or 3060 (after completing the lower-division Chinese classes 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020)
  • CHIN 3020, 4610, 4620, 4550, 4710, (4280 or 4281)
  • 2 elective courses
  • WLC Signature Practicum Experience

 

Bridge students have a leg up! 

  • Bridge students who received a score of 3 or 4 on the AP Chinese Exam taken prior to starting Bridge classes may register directly for CHIN 3010 without having to take any of the lower-division Chinese courses or another placement test. 
  • Bridge students who received a score of 5 on the AP Chinese Exam taken prior to starting Bridge classes may register directly for CHIN 3060 without having to take any of the lower-division Chinese courses or another placement test.
  • Bridge students who are heritage speakers of Chinese may register directly for CHIN 3060 without having to take any of the lower-division Chinese courses or another placement test, regardless of their AP Chinese Exam score. 
  • Bridge students who took 1 or 2 Bridge courses in high school may count those courses toward the elective courses requirement (and therefore have no elective courses left or just one elective course left). 
  • Bridge students who took 3 Bridge courses in high school may count two of these courses toward the elective course requirement in the major (and therefore have no elective courses left.) Bridge students may count their third Bridge course as an additional course in the Chinese major in consultation with the WLC advisor and Chinese faculty.

 

Minor in Chinese at the U

download Chinese minor requirements PDF     Chinese program webpage

A Chinese minor at the U requires:

  • CHIN 3010 or 3060 (after completing the lower-division Chinese classes 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020)
  • CHIN 3020
  • 3 elective courses

Bridge students have a leg up!

  • Bridge students who received a score of 3 or 4 on the AP Chinese Exam taken prior to starting Bridge classes may register directly for CHIN 3010 without having to take any of the lower-division Chinese courses or another placement test. 
  • Bridge students who received a score of 5 on the AP Chinese Exam taken prior to starting Bridge classes may register directly for CHIN 3060 without having to take any of the lower-division Chinese courses or another placement test.
  • Bridge students who are heritage speakers of Chinese may register directly for CHIN 3060 without having to take any of the lower-division Chinese courses or another placement test, regardless of their AP Chinese Exam score. 
  • Bridge students who took 1, 2, or 3 Bridge courses in high school may count those courses toward the elective courses requirement (and therefore have no elective courses left, just one elective course left, or just two elective courses left). 

 

Questions about any of these requirements? Email wlc-advising@utah.edu

Career Paths

Chinese goes hand-in-hand with any career!

Here are just a few paths you can follow with a Chinese or Chinese Teaching Major:

  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Medical and Health Care
  • Legal Services
  • CIA, FBI, NSA
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Teaching and Curriculum Development
  • Local or Global Non-Profit Organizations
  • Video Game Consulting
  • International Business
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Interpretation and Translation
  • Media & Journalism
  • Technical Writing
  • Organization Management & Administration
  • Events Coordination


By continuing to study Chinese after Bridge you can... 

  • Start in third-year classes
  • Advance your professional language skills
  • Save money on tuition by using your Bridge classes towards your degree
  • Earn credit toward your degree while studying abroad
  • Build key career competencies like critical thinking, global/intercultural fluency, oral/written communication and more

 

Ready to Go Further?

You’re only 2 classes away from finishing a Chinese minor if you took 3 Bridge classes:

  • Third-Year Mandarin Chinese OR Advanced Chinese Grammar & Composition
  • One additional course taught in Chinese

Here are some classes you can take to continue studying Chinese:

  • Business Chinese
  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Politeness in Chinese Speaking Societies
  • Patterns of Traditional Chinese Culture
  • Community Engaged Learning
  • Survey of Chinese Literature
  • Classical or Literary Chinese
  • Intro to Chinese Linguistics

To declare a minor in Chinese, email wlc-advising@utah.edu.

To declare a major in Chinese, set up an appointment with a WLC Academic Advisor here:
 https://languages.utah.edu/advising.php 

Dual Degree

Declare your major in Chinese or Chinese  Teaching AND another field

Health Sciences

Education

Psychology

Engineering

Business

Communication

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Merit scholarships available for incoming freshmen who complete a U of U admissions application by the priority deadline
  • Complete the FAFSA for need-based scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study jobs
  • The Fishburn, WLC Departmental, and WLC Learning Abroad Scholarships are only available to WLC majors and students on WLC study abroad programs
  • Check out more scholarship opportunities at financialaid.utah.edu

 

Purchase Extra Credits toward your U of U Degree

All students who complete at least 1 Bridge course in high school and pass with a B- or better are eligible for 16 credits of lower division language credit. (This is equivalent to the courses and levels they have tested out of at the university level: CHIN 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020; 4 credits each.)

  • Students who received a 5 on the AP exam prior to taking their Bridge course(s) will automatically receive 16 credits on their student record equivalent to the four 4-credit courses they have tested out of (1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020). These students cannot purchase any extra credits toward their U of U degree, since the maximum number of lower-division credits for any language is 16.

 

  • Students who received a 4 on the AP exam prior to taking their Bridge course(s) will automatically receive 12 credits to their student record equivalent to the three 4-credit courses they have tested out of (1010, 1020, and 2010). If these students pass at least 1 Bridge course in high school with a B- or better, they are eligible to purchase the remaining 4 credits (for $40/credit) in the sequence by setting up an appointment for "Purchasing Language Credits" with a WLC Academic Advisor here: https://languages.utah.edu/advising.php.

 

  • Students who received a 3 on the AP exam prior to taking their Bridge course(s) will automatically receive 8 credits to their student record equivalent to the two 4-credit courses they have tested out of (1010 and 1020). If a student passes at least 1 Bridge course in high school with a B- or better, they are eligible to purchase the remaining 8 credits (for $40/credit) in the sequence by setting up an appointment for "Purchasing Language Credits" with a WLC Academic Advisor here: https://languages.utah.edu/advising.php.

 

For questions about this policy, email wlc-advising@utah.edu

 

 

 

Quick Answer Advising walk-in and call-in hours:
Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 4:30pm
(801) 581-7561 | LNCO 1400


Email questions to
wlc-advising@utah.edu

Schedule a phone, video chat, or in-person appointment at languages.utah.edu/advising.php

Academic Advisor:
Olivia Davis | olivia.davis@utah.edu 

 

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Last Updated: 8/12/21