In addition to a major of your choice, delve into Chinese language, culture and literature to use in teaching, interpretation, business or public service.
China Studies – Minor
In order to provide students with the skills needed in a globalized world that increasingly pivots on Asia and China in particular, Montana State University offers a minor in China Studies. Students in the China Studies program undergo coursework that ensures that they possess the linguistic skill and cultural understanding to succeed in a Chinese cultural environment. Please note that the China Studies minor is not designed for teacher certification.
"Undergraduate research has been instrumental in shaping who I am today."
—Spencer Danserau '19, Modern Languages & Literature and Mechanical Engineering
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According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 public university in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.
Study the World
Through the Office of International Programs, Modern Languages & Literatures students have a wide variety of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to study abroad and practice their language of choice in an immersive environment.
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Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.
Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio
Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.
China Studies students at Montana State University go into careers such as:
- Civil Service
- Social Work
To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.