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Departmental HonorsDepartment of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The department's honors program is open to undergraduate students who want to distinguish themselves by engaging in an extended research project with close supervision from a faculty member. Honors students present their research in a departmental symposium held in the spring.

Honors requirements

  1. Thesis. To qualify for honors at graduation, the thesis must receive a grade of A- or higher.
  2. Reading for Honors. One (1) course:
  3. Major GPA. Honors candidates must maintain a minimum 3.500 GPA in an East Asian Languages and Cultures major.
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Students must have a College GPA of 3.300 or higher to qualify for admission to a Departmental Honors program and to receive Departmental Honors. Units may set a higher College GPA.
    2. Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
    3. Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.