Number of units required is nine if the student starts language study from CHIN 205/JAPA 205
Number of units required is eight if the student starts language study from CHIN 305/JAPA 305 or above
Students wishing to be considered for departmental honors must complete 1.0 units of senior project or thesis
Students who wish to be considered for departmental honors must complete a thesis or project of sufficient quality. A thesis is normally written in both semesters of the senior year. A senior project may be done either as a one-unit course in one semester, or a half-unit course in each of two semesters.
Chinese and Japanese Certification Programs
The Chinese and Japanese Department jointly with the Department of Education offers programs leading to the New York State Initial Adolescent Education Certificate (grades 7-12) in both Chinese and Japanese. Students who choose to obtain the credential must be major in Chinese or Japanese, and complete 9.5 units in education. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to teach in any secondary school in New York, as well as many other states that have signed reciprocity agreements with the State of New York.