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Chinese Languages and Culture

This certificate is a interdisciplinary program in which  students  learn about the Chinese culture and attain a level of fluency in the Chinese language.


Quick Info

Program Code



2 years


Main Campus


Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Program
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


728F Old Chemistry
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0381
Dr. Mikiko Hirayama
Phone: 513-556-0265

Student Success Factors

Success in gaining proficiency in a language other than one's native one requires constant use of the language. Students are encouraged to study abroad in China and take advantage of the rich resources at the university, especially the large international student population from China. 

Career Possibilities

Many businesses are either doing or plan to conduct operations in China. Also a number of companies in China are setting up operations in the U.S. A fluency in Chinese by its employees is often sought by both of these types of employers and make a graduate of this program more desirable.

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The primary benefit of the certificate is the working knowledge of one of the global languages of the 21st century. The opportunities available include study abroad in China and the large population of international students from China with whom to interact.

Students in UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.


Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Graduation Requirements

Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.