Majors in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies can qualify for honors by fulfilling the following requirements:
- Having at least a 3.5 GPA for DAAAS courses taken through the seventh (7th) semester (excluding courses taken Pass/Fail);
- Submission to the department of a 10,000-15,000 word (including notes) honors thesis. The thesis topic must be pre-approved by a DAAAS or DAAAS-affiliated faculty advisor. Positive evaluation of the thesis by the advisor and an appropriate reader will result in honors. Students may register for DAAAS 498/499, but these courses will not count toward the major.