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Develop advanced Chinese language proficiency and understanding of Chinese culture in small, interactive classes to succeed in the global marketplace. Offered as a major and minor.

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Program Overview

Chinese at Bryant

Our program integrates Chinese culture, history, literature, and other creative productions into the learning experience in addition to introducing you to business discourse and exceptional study abroad opportunities as early as your sophomore year. 

Program Features

  • Immerse yourself in courses that integrate culture, history, literature and authentic events into the learning experience and introduce you to business discourse.
  • Engage in Bryant's extensive study abroad programs as early as sophomore year – which allow you to study in hundreds of academic institutions, including Bryant Zhuhai.
  • Enhance your Chinese speaking and comprehension skills in our language lab and through student organizations.
  • Engage in rich educational and cultural programs through Bryant’s internationally recognized U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute.

Cross-Disciplinary Advantage

  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.  
A Bryant Education
Tara Long

Tara Long '17

  • Chinese
Complementary Minor:
  • Marketing

A focus on China, and a global perspective, allowed an international explorer to further broaden her horizons.

Hometown: Nagasaki, Japan

More Than a Major

  • Multicultural
  • Study Abroad
  • Research

A Connected Community

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Alan Olinsky, Ph.D.

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Amber Thomas '18

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The Bryant Difference

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At Bryant, 21 percent of the Class of 2017 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.
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College Factual/USA Today give Bryant alumni an A+ ranking for mid-career post-graduation earnings.
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No. 10
U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 10 in the Regional Universities North category.

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant’s Chinese program go on to prestigious graduate programs and are in demand by business, industry, and nonprofit organizations.

  • Acme United Corporation
  • BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Bose Corporation
  • Broadcast Music Inc.
  • CVS Health
  • Dell
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hanna Instruments
  • Hasbro
  • Liberty Mutual
  • NBC Sports
  • Oracle
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Santander
  • State Street
  • Target
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Denver
  • Wayfair

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Career Education Opportunities

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Chinese alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure an internship through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 100+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.


    • Bryant Dragon Dance Team
    • Global China Connection
    • International Student Organization
    • Model United Nations


    • Management 200 service-learning class


    • Study abroad during your junior year at Bryant Zhuhai in Shanghai, or in other prestigious programs in China
    • Participate in dozens of cultural events planned through Bryant's U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute, for instance Chinese Culture Night at WaterFire, Chinese New Year Celebration, Mid-Autumn Festival


    • Work with the U.S.-China Institute
    • Collaborate with Bryant's John H. Chafee Center for International Business
    • Present original research at Research and Engagement Day
Professor Xiao

Inspiring Faculty

Our accomplished faculty include award-winning educators and mentors whose research ranges from second-language acquisition and applied linguistics to cultural and contemporary issues in China. Among them is:


Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics