NEW! The Certificate in Chinese Studies focuses on the study of Mandarin Chinese. Students will develop speaking fluency quickly while acquiring cross-cultural communication skills and knowledge of Chinese culture. This certificate can be taken alongside other majors or taken as a non-degree seeking student and completed within 1 1/2 to 2 years. It is not intended for native Chinese speakers.
We are currently accepting enrollments for Spring 2022 courses.Enroll today!
This certificate can be completed entirely online. Coursework may also be available on-campus or via a hybrid delivery.
* A suggested sequence for part-time students is indicated on the 'program schedule' tab.
Tentative course scheduleClick on a course title to view the course description (if available).
Available courses that apply to the Chinese certificate are listed in each term below.
*Suggested sequence for part-time students
* Suggested pathway for part-time students
In-person with possible online section
All students pay the same tuition rate, regardless of location, making it an affordable option for all students.
Tuition for the 2021-22 academic year is $517 per unit of graduate credit or $325 per unit of undergraduate credit. An additional technology fee per course may apply. Tuition and fees are expected to rise each May, typically announced by the Iowa Board of Regents in March.
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The University of Northern Iowa is committed to providing comprehensive support services for distance education students. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education serves as your primary point of contact in accessing distance education support services, including enrollment services, technical support for online course tools and more. You are also given access to the UNI Rod Library’s print and electronic collections for your convenience. View a complete list of services and support resources.
Please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 319-273-7206, 800-648-3864 or email@example.com with any questions. If we don’t have the answer, we will do our best to find it.
You will work with the program coordinator when communicating about the program of study. Once participating in the program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will work with you one-on-one regarding your progress in the program.
For information about course delivery, please see the "Overview" tab above.
See the "Next Steps" tab above for information. If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator(s) and/or enrollment contact below or contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at ContinuingEd@uni.edu.
An application for admission is not required for this program. Please submit an enrollment form at distance.uni.edu/enroll to be registered for coursework.
Please complete the online interest form to the right and we will contact you as information becomes available.
The next step is to enroll in a course. Please see the program schedule tab above for course details and enrollment information.
Questions about course enrollment can be directed to Carolina.Wilson@uni.edu, 800-648-3864 or 319-273-2121.
Delivery of the program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.