Sinclair Library 504-B
2425 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8391
Director: J. Caron
The Honors Program is designed to combine the advantages of a small selective-admissions college with the resources available only at a large research university. For further information, contact the Honors Program office.
Selected Studies (lower division)
Selected Studies provides academically promising freshmen and sophomores the opportunity for enriched general education in A-sections-small, intensive, and sometimes experimental versions of the required core courses. Students may qualify for Sophomore Honors, and special academic advising is available. Admission is by invitation to students whose high school records and aptitude test scores, or whose recommendations from high school or University faculty, indicate they have the qualities needed to profit from the opportunity. Students may also apply on their own initiative.
A certificate for sophomore honors is awarded to students in Selected Studies who complete the majority of their freshman and sophomore studies in A-sections and other appropriate special programs that demand unusually high academic achievement and who achieve at least a GPA of 3.5 therein and overall. Students who believe they have qualified should petition the Honors Council early in their junior year.
Honors (upper division)
Honors degrees are granted only to participants in the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Honors Program. Successful completion entitles the student to a bachelor's degree with "honors," "high honors," or "highest honors." Any regularly registered undergraduate may apply for admission in the second semester of the sophomore year or during the junior year.
As juniors, students complete a Junior Honors Seminar and a course on research methods. As seniors, students pursue a two-semester program of independent research culminating in a Senior Honors Project.
Study Abroad Center
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-5143
Fax: (808) 956-9319
Director: S. R. MacLeod
The Study Abroad Center (SAC) is a unit of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Executive Vice Chancellor. SAC collaborates with various UH Manoa academic departments to provide opportunities for students to study, and faculty members to teach and conduct research, in another country. SAC develops, implements, and evaluates UH Manoa study abroad programs. In addition, the center provides informational, advisory, and support services to students and faculty members concerning international educational opportunities.
SAC programs are offered for a summer term, a semester, or an academic year. The essence of SAC programs is to acquire knowledge through academic work and to develop a cross-cultural understanding through cultural immersion. Students earn UH Manoa credits for course work completed abroad. The courses offered in these study abroad programs may be used to fulfill a student's major, language, core, graduation, or elective course requirements. Courses taken overseas will appear on UH Manoa transcripts as UH Manoa courses.
SAC provides faculty members with opportunities to develop courses and publications based upon research and teaching experiences within the global arena. In addition, faculty members who lead study abroad programs have a wide range of responsibilities in their capacity as "in-country" resident directors.
SAC programs and course offerings may vary each academic term.
Semester and Year Programs
SAC offers semester programs in Australia, Denmark, England, France, and Spain. The Year-in-Japan program is offered only for a full academic year. Students enrolled in these programs must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each term. All programs offer several content courses that are taught in English. Each fall term, the Japan and China Executive MBA Internships are offered under the aegis of the Study Abroad Center.
SAC summer programs require enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours. Course offerings include, but are not limited to, architecture and design (Copenhagen), art history (Paris), business economics (various locations in Asia), European art and architecture (various locations in Western and Eastern Europe), French (Annecy and Angers), German (Berlin), Italian (Florence), Japanese (Kobe), Mandarin (Hainan), Russian (Vladivostok), and Spanish (Mendoza).
Self-Designed Study Abroad Programs
Students can design a study abroad program different from those offered by SAC and receive UHM credits. Such a program may fall under the category of the Self-Designed Study Abroad Program. A Self-Designed Study Abroad Program can be created for countries and/or cities where UHM does not have an existing study abroad program. Students have conducted Self-Designed Study Abroad Programs in Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Greece, Guadalajara, India, Israel, Nepal, New Zealand, Salamanca, Taiwan, Tokyo, and Vietnam.
SAC programs are designed primarily for undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Admission to intensive language programs require a minimum of one year of language study at the college level. For program brochures, detailed information, and an application, contact the Study Abroad Center.