Message From the President 2
The University of Hawai'i 5
Calendar 6-7
Undergraduate Education 8-
UHM General Education Core and Graduation Requirements 23-
Graduate Education 28-
Student Life 46-
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid 59-
Degrees and Certificates 70-


Architecture 72-
Arts & Sciences, AMST-IT 77-
Arts & Sciences, JOUR-ZOOL 122-
Business Administration 176-
Engineering 208-
Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies 217-
Health Sciences and Social Welfare 226
Interdisciplinary Programs 227-
Law 234-
Medicine 237-
Nursing 256-
Ocean and Earth Science and Technology 267-
Outreach College 285-
Public Health 289-
ROTC Programs 293-
Social Work
Travel Industry Management 298-
Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources 304-
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units  478-


Overview 325
A - E 326-
F - N 379-
O - Z 427-


Administration 484-
Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships 486
Faculty 486-
Emeriti Faculty 511-
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units Staff 518-


Appendix 528-
Glossary 533-
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School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Undergraduate Programs

Candidates for the BA degree in geology, the BS degree in geology and geophysics, the BS degree in meteorology, and the BS degree in global environmental science, apply through the undergraduate Admissions Office.

School Requirements

To be entitled to a bachelor's degree offered by the school, students must fulfill these requirements.

1. Basic course work as specified by their degree programs.

2. Completion of requirements for the major, including presentation of goldenrod form to the Student Academic Services Office.

3. Completion of 60 credit hours in non-introductory level courses (i.e., courses numbered 300 and above) or 200-level courses that have an explicit college-level course prerequisite.

4. GPA of 2.0 (C average) for all University of Hawai'i at Manoa registered credits.

5. GPA of 2.0 (C average) for all courses applied to the major requirements.

6. A degree audit at the Student Academic Services Office in the semester preceding the award of the degree.

7. Application for graduation at the Student Academic Services Office in the semester preceding the award of the degree.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees

Basic Requirements

1. Courses in written communication and in world civilizations as required by the UH Manoa General Education Core (see the "Manoa General Education and Graduation Requirements" section of this Catalog).

2. Three semester courses chosen from the three humanities groups in the General Education Core (see the "Manoa General Education and Graduation Requirements" section of this Catalog).

3. Three semester courses from three different departments in the social sciences group in the General Education Core (see the "Manoa General Education and Graduation Requirements" section of this Catalog).

4. At least one course in biological sciences chosen from natural sciences group one in the General Education Core (see the "Manoa General Education and Graduation Requirements" section of this Catalog).

Support science requirements from mathematics, chemistry, and physics vary with degree programs. The following are the minimum required courses (consult departmental adviser for further details).

MATH 241 (BA)
MATH 206 (BS, geology and geophysics)
MATH 232 (BS, meteorology)

CHEM 161/161L, 162/162L
CHEM 171/171L (mandatory for meteorology)

PHYS 151/151L and 152/152L (BA)
PHYS 170/170L and 272/272L (BS)
(BS majors may enroll in PHYS 151/151L, 152/152L with permission of departmental adviser)

Note that introductory chemistry and mathematics courses have placement tests.

Students who have not completed a high school course equivalent to pre-calculus should take MATH 140 during the summer session prior to their first semester. All BA and BS degree candidates should consult with the departmental adviser before registering.

Major Requirements

See appropriate departments for specific major requirements leading to a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree.

Graduate Programs

See appropriate departments for specific major requirements leading to MS and PhD degrees.

Certificate Programs

Marine Option Program

The Marine Option Program (MOP) is a unique opportunity for undergraduates with an interest in the ocean. It is open to students in all fields and provides a clearinghouse for marine-oriented experiential education as well as a chance for students with common interests to meet. MOP sponsors a wide variety of marine activities, including field trips, workshops, seminars, symposia, and noncredit courses.

A certificate is awarded to undergraduates who successfully complete at least 16 credit hours of marine-related courses (including OCN 201, ORE 202, ZOOL 200, or an equivalent survey course; one 3-credit interdisciplinary ocean course; 6 credit hours of marine electives). In addition, students must complete the MOP Seminar (OEST 100) followed by the MOP skill project. The unique MOP skill project (worth 3 or more credits, e.g. OEST 300V) allows students to design and conduct a personal marine or aquatic project related to their educational goals. Past projects have run from scientific research to endeavors in the arts. Unclassified graduate students are also eligible to enroll in MOP and earn a certificate.

Students interested in MOP or in marine careers and curricula should visit the Marine Option Program offices in Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics, room 215A; tel. (808) 956-8433; e-mail

Maritime Archaeology and History

The field of maritime archaeology and history is relatively undeveloped in the Pacific, yet a great potential exists to explore, document, preserve, and interpret the rich heritage of ocean-related culture, history, anthropology, archaeology, science, and technology. The University of Hawai'i is exceptionally well-located, staffed, and equipped to conduct education, research, and service for Pacific Ocean maritime archaeology and history of Polynesians and other Pacific Islanders as well as the maritime peoples of Asia-with expertise spanning from coastal wetlands to the technologies required for deep water exploration. This graduate certificate is offered as a complement to classified graduate students pursuing advanced degrees or as a stand-alone credential. Cooperating faculty from several departments and programs in the UH system are complemented by faculty and professionals from throughout the Pacific and continental United States. Completion of the certificate requires a minimum of 20 credits, including OEST/HIST 489 (3) and ANTH 640F (3) or OEST/ANTH 668 (6), plus a capstone paper and electives from courses in the following areas: history and social science, archaeology, techniques, and natural sciences and engineering. For further information contact the Marine Option Program, tel. (808) 956-8433; e-mail

Ocean Policy

The wise use and careful stewardship of the ocean require people with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary advanced education in the natural and social sciences. This program offered by the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, in collaboration with several other colleges and schools, is designed for classified graduate students, law students, and community professional practitioners who wish to complement their existing degree or curriculum. An advisory committee assists each student in custom-designing a 21-credit (minimum) program that draws on marine-related courses in law, geography, agricultural and resource economics, oceanography, costal management, civil and ocean and resources engineering, geology and geophysics, meteorology, botany and zoology, and includes an interdisciplinary seminar and two practica (one each in natural science and social science). For further information and applications, contact the Marine Option Program, Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics, Rm 215A; tel. (808) 956-8433; e-mail

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