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Undergraduate Program Overview

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures Bachelor of Arts degrees in:

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • East Asian Studies

Required courses and pre-requisites must be completed with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better.

Bachelor of Arts Degrees, Honors Programs

Students majoring in Chinese, Japanese, or East Asian Studies with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher may apply for the honors program honors program by submitting a senior thesis proposal to the honors committee during Winter or Spring Quarter of the junior year. If approved, research begins the Spring Quarter of the junior year, or by Autumn Quarter of the senior year at the latest. In Winter Quarter of the senior year, students enroll in independent study with the thesis supervisor while writing the thesis, and the finished essay (normally about 15,000 words) is submitted to the committee no later than April 15 of the senior year. For more information, please review the Honors Program requirements.

Bachelor of Arts Degrees, Minor Programs

The minor in Asian Languages (Chinese, Japanese or East Asian Studies) is also available. These have been designed to give students majoring in other departments an opportunity to gain substantial introduction to Chinese (Mandarin) or Japanese language, as well as an introduction to the culture and civilization of East Asia.