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About the Major

Over one billion people, about one-seventh of the world’s population, speak some variety of Chinese as their native language. Students entering this major will enter a high demand career market in commerce, diplomacy, translation, and business.

The major in East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) develops proficiency in Chinese (EAC) and acquaints students with the literature and cultural history of China. Courses are also available for those interested in business Chinese, classical Chinese, and film and women's studies.

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Possible Careers for this Major

Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

For more possibilities visit the Career Resource Center Web Site

  • Journalist
  • Political Advisor
  • Public Relations / Communications Officer
  • Reporter
  • Sales Agent
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent
  • Analyst
  • Business Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Educator
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Customs Officer
  • Interpreter
Cool Courses You Might Take
Some Unique Opportunities in this Major
  • Study Abroad in China: "UF in Chengdu" at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics or “UF in Beijing” at Tsinghua University
  • Calligraphy exhibits. Through training in CHI 3403, a class on the history and practice of “Chinese Calligraphy,” your best work will be shown on campus at the end of the course (Fine Arts Building) and may be selected for an international exhibition.
  • Internships with various companies and banks, and in agencies of the U.S. government.
  • For more opportunities, please refer to the department website
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