Bachelor of Science in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies - Chinese

APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
or APPH 1060 Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1712Survey of Calculus4
or MATH 1552 Integral Calculus
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1301Introduction to Computing3
or CS 1315 Introduction to Media Computation
or CS 1371 Computing for Engineers
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
Lab Science4
Lab Science 4
MATH 1711Finite Mathematics 84
or MATH 1551
MATH 1553
Differential Calculus
and Introduction to Linear Algebra
Core E - Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
The United States to 1877
The United States since 1877
American Government in Comparative Perspective
Government of the United States
American Constitutional Issues
Any SS9
Core F - Courses Related to Major
Approved Cluster 118
ALIS Major Requirements
CHIN 4500Advanced Intercultural Seminar 23
Chinese Electives 327
Study Abroad Experience (12 credits from 30 credits of Chinese Electives for the ALIS Major Requirements and/or 18 credits of Approved Cluster) 4
Free Electives
Free Electives 529
Total Credit Hours122

Note: The 12-credit study abroad requirement for the B.S. ALIS degree is temporarily suspended for academic year 2022-2023. ALIS majors will still complete 30-credits of language coursework at the 2002 and above level, including the 4500 Intercultural Seminar, as well as the 18-credit cluster, but will not have to complete 12 of those credits abroad. ALIS majors are encouraged to participate in virtual faculty-led study abroad programs or LBATs or in “Global at Home” immersive programs in the event that study abroad is not possible in their language of study. 


Designed for coursework toward certificates, minors, additional degrees, or study-abroad programs. Please consult with advisor on course selection.


CHIN 4500 “Intercultural Seminar” is the only required language course. CHIN 4500 functions as the capstone course for the B.S. ALIS degree.  Students should plan to take this course in their last spring semester before graduation and upon completion of the required international experience.  Please consult with advisor on scheduling for the required CHIN 4500 course.

Note that a student with a valid scheduling conflict may substitute CHIN 4699 (Undergraduate Research) for CHIN 4500 (Intercultural Seminar) with approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies and/or Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies. Valid scheduling conflicts include co-oping, interning, or studying abroad in the spring semester of one’s senior year or needing to take another required major course in the same time slot in one’s senior year.


May count CHIN 2002 (or CHIN 2501). All other courses must be 3000- or 4000- level courses. A student who counts CHIN 2002 (or CHIN 2501) toward the major requirements, may only count one 34XX course toward the major requirements.  A student who does not count CHIN 2002 (or CHIN 2501) toward the major requirements, may count up to two 34XX courses toward the major requirements. Additional 34XX courses may be taken as free electives or to fulfil Humanities requirements.


A minimum of 12 credits from the Chinese Electives for the ALIS Major Requirements and/or from the Approved Cluster must be completed abroad in Chinese. A student may petition to have the 12-credit study abroad requirement reduced or waived under circumstances of extreme hardship or in the event of program cancellation. If approved, the student would substitute the overseas experience with a comparable cross-cultural experience as approved by the Program Director, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and/or Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies.


Students are strongly encouraged to take additional language courses, linguistics courses, and relevant area studies courses to fulfill free elective credits so as to broaden and/or deepen language and culture learning.