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College of Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts at Cornell University


China and Asia-Pacific Studies

Cornell's unique new undergraduate major in China and Asia - Pacific Studies (CAPS) is designed to train future leaders who are equipped to address the inevitable challenges and negotiate the delicate complexities in U.S. - China relations. With four years of intensive Chinese language training and two semesters of externships in Washington, D.C. and Beijing respectively, the unique and ambitious program offers CAPS majors unprecedented pre-professional training mapped onto a solid Cornell liberal arts education.

Students can also take advantage of the only program in the United States that allows intensive study of Chinese all day, every day and year-round. In both Washington, D.C., and Beijing, CAPS majors gain unique experience through China-related externships in government agencies, embassies, newspapers, television networks, museums, businesses, law firms, NGOs and other organizations.


Interesting Classes

  • China Encounters the World
  • China's Changing Politics, Economy, Society, and Culture
  • China's Economy Under Mao and Deng
  • Beginning Mandarin I and II

Students went on to...

  • This is a new program. We'll have to wait and see!

More Information

More information for the China and Asia-Pacific Studies major, China and Asia-Pacific Studies minor, is available in the Cornell University Course Catalog.

Visit the the department/program website for faculty and research information.