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Degrees, Minors, and Certificates

UH Manoa offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, minors, and certificate programs. Changes in programs and degrees approved after December 2004 are not reflected in this listing.

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    Undergraduate Graduate
Field of Study College/School Degree Minor Certificate Master's Doctorate Certificate
Accounting CBA BBA   Cert. MAcc PhD  
Aging MED BA(8)   Cert.(4)      
Agribusiness Management CTAHR     Cert.      
American Studies A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Animal Sciences CTAHR BS     MS    
Anthropology A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Apparel Product Design and Merchandising CTAHR BS          
Architecture ARCH BA(8)       ArchD  
Art A&S BA, BFA Minor   MA, MFA    
Asian Studies SHAPS BA Minor   MA    
Astronomy A&S       MS PhD  
Athletic Training EDUC       MS(3)    
Bioengineering CTAHR BS     MS    
Biology A&S BA, BS Minor        
Biomedical Sciences IP, MED       MS(1) PhD(2)  
Botany A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Burmese A&S     Cert.(5)      
Business Administration CBA   Minor   MBA    
Business, General CBA BBA          
Cell and Molecular Biology IP       MS(1) PhD(2)  
Chemistry A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Chinese A&S BA Minor Cert. MA(6) PhD(6)  
Chinese Studies SHAPS           x
Civil Engineering ENGR BS     MS PhD  
Classics A&S BA   Cert. MA(7)    
Clinical Psychology A&S           x
Clinical Research MED       MS(1)    
Communication A&S BA     MA    
Communication and Information Sciences IP         PhD  
Computer Science A&S BS Minor     PhD  
Conflict Resolution A&S           x
Counseling and Guidance EDUC       MEd    
Curriculum and Instruction EDUC         PhD  
Curriculum Studies EDUC       MEd    
Dance A&S BA Minor   MA, MFA    
Dance Theatre A&S BFA          
Dental Hygiene NURS BS          
Disability and Diversity Studies EDUC           x
Early Childhood Education CTAHR       MEd    
East Asian Languages and Literatures A&S       MA(6) PhD(6)  
Economics A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Education EDUC         PDE, PhD  
Educational Administration EDUC       MEd    
Educational Foundations EDUC       MEd    
Educational Psychology EDUC       MEd PhD  
Educational Technology EDUC       MEd    
Electrical Engineering ENGR BS     MS PhD  
Elementary Education EDUC BEd          
English A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
English as a Second Language A&S BA(8)     MA(9) PhD(9) x(9)
Entomology CTAHR       MS PhD  
Environmental Studies A&S BA(8)   Cert.      
Epidemiology MED         PhD(2)  
Ethnic Studies A&S BA   Cert.      
Family Resources CTAHR BS          
Filipino A&S BA(10A)   Cert.(5)      
Filipino Language and Culture A&S   Minor        
Finance CBA BBA          
Food Science CTAHR       MS    
Food Science and Human Nutrition CTAHR BS          
French A&S BA   Cert. MA(7)    
Geography A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Geology SOEST BA          
Geology and Geophysics SOEST BS Minor   MS PhD  
Gerontology MED           x(4)
German A&S BA   Cert. MA(7)    
Global Environmental Science SOEST BS          
Hawaiian A&S BA   Cert.(5)      
Hawaiian Language Immersion Education A&S   Minor        
Hawaiian Studies SHAPS BA          
Health, Exercise Science, and Lifestyle Management EDUC BS(3)          
Hindi A&S BA(10)   Cert.(5)      
Historic Preservation A&S           x
History A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Human Language and Computers A&S     Cert.      
Human Resource Management CBA BBA     MHRM    
Human Resources/Organizational Management A&S     Cert.      
Ilokano A&S BA(10)   Cert.(5)      
Ilokano Language and Culture A&S   Minor        
Indonesian A&S BA(10)   Cert.(5)      
Indo-Pacific Languages A&S     Cert.(5)      
Information and Computer Sciences A&S BA     MS    
Interdisciplinary Studies A&S BA(8)          
International Business CBA BBA          
International Cultural Studies IP           x
International Management CBA         PhD  
Japanese A&S BA Minor Cert. MA(6) PhD(6)  
Japanese Studies SHAPS           x
Journalism A&S BA          
Kinesiology and Leisure Science EDUC BS(4)     MS(4)    
Korean A&S BA Minor Cert. MA(6) PhD(6)  
Korean Studies SHAPS           x
Language Acquisition A&S     Cert.      
Language and Cognition A&S     Cert.      
Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas A&S       MA(7)    
Languages of Hawaii and the Pacific A&S     Cert.      
Latin America and Iberian Studies A&S     Cert.      
Law LAW       LLM JD  
Library and Information Science A&S       MLISc   x
Leisure Science EDUC BA(3)     MS    
Linguistics A&S BA(8)   Cert. MA PhD  
Management CBA BBA          
Management Information Systems CBA BBA          
Marine Biology A&S BS          
Marine Option Program A&S     Cert.      
Marketing CBA BBA          
Mathematics A&S BA, BS Minor   MA PhD  
Mechanical Engineering ENGR BS     MS PhD  
Medical Technology MED BS         x(11)
Medicine MED         MD  
Merchandising CTAHR   Minor        
Meteorology SOEST BS     MS PhD  
Microbiology A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering CTAHR       MS PhD  
Museum Studies A&S           x
Music A&S BA, BEd(13), BMUS Minor Cert. MA, MMus PhD  
Natural Resources and Environmental Management CTAHR BS     MS PhD  
Nursing NURS BS     MS PhD x
Nutritional Sciences CTAHR       MS    
Ocean and Resources Engineering SOEST       MS PhD  
Ocean Policy A&S           x
Oceanography SOEST       MS PhD  
Pacific Island Studies SHAPS BA(10)     MA   x
Peace Studies A&S BA(8)   Cert.      
Philippine Language and Literature A&S BA(10A)          
Philippine Studies SHAPS           x
Philosophy A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Physical Education EDUC BS(4)     MS(4)    
Physics A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Physiology MED       MS(2) PhD(3)  
Planning Studies A&S           x
Plant and Environmental Biotechnology CTAHR BS          
Plant and Environmental Protection Services CTAHR BS          
Plant Production and Management CTAHR   Minor        
Political Economy A&S     Cert.      
Political Science A&S BA Minor Cert. MA PhD  
Population Studies A&S           x
Professional Writing A&S     Cert.      
Psychology A&S BA     MA PhD  
Psychology, Clinical A&S           x
Public Administration A&S       MPA   x
Public Health MED       MPH, MS    
Religion A&S BA Minor   MA   x
Renewable Energy Engineering IP           x
Resource Management IP           x
Russian A&S BA   Cert.      
Russian Area Studies A&S     Cert.      
Samoan A&S BA(10)   Cert.(6)      
Sanskrit A&S BA(10)   Cert.(6)      
Second Language Acquisition A&S         PhD(9)  
Second Language Studies A&S           x
Secondary Education EDUC BEd         PBCSE
Social Sciences and Health A&S     Cert.      
Social Welfare SW         PhD(12)  
Social Work SW BSW     MSW PhD(12)  
Sociology A&S BA Minor Cert. MA PhD  
Sophomore Honors A&S     Cert.      
South Asian Studies SHAPS           x
Southeast Asian Studies SHAPS           x
Spanish A&S BA   Cert. MA(7)    
Special Education EDUC       MEd   PBCSPED
Speech A&S BA Minor   MA    
Speech Pathology and Audiology MED BS   Cert. MS    
Tahitian A&S     Cert.      
Teaching EDUC       MEdT    
Telecommunications & Information Resource Management A&S           x
Thai A&S BA(10)   Cert.(5)      
Theatre A&S BA Minor   MA, MFA PhD  
Travel Industry Management TIM BS   Cert. MS    
Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences CTAHR BS Minor   MS PhD  
Tropical Plant Pathology CTAHR       MS PhD  
Tropical Medicine MED       MS(1) PhD(2)  
Urban and Regional Planning A&S       MURP PhD x
Vietnamese A&S BA(10)   Cert.(5)      
Women's Studies A&S BA(8)   Cert.     x
Zoology A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  


(1) The MS in biomedical sciences is offered in cell and molecular biology, clinical research, physiology, and tropical medicine.

(2) The PhD in biomedical sciences is offered in biostatistics-epidemiology, cell and molecular biology, physiology, and tropical medicine.

(3) The BS in kinesiology and leisure science are offered in physical education; and health, exercise science and lifestyle management. The MS in kinesiology and leisure science are offered in athletic training; and physical education.

(4) The Center on Aging offers the Undergraduate Certificate in Aging and the Advanced Certificate in Gerontology.

(5) The Certificate in Indo-Pacific Languages is offered in Burmese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Hindi, Ilokano, Indonesian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Tahitian, Thai, and Vietnamese.

(6) The MA and PhD in East Asian languages and literatures are offered in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

(7) The MA in Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas is offered in Classics, French, German, and Spanish.

(8) Students can receive a BA in interdisciplinary studies, a wide variety of individualized BA programs, including but not restricted to: astronomy, aquaculture, biography, creative media, cognitive science, conflict resolution, criminology, English as a second language, developmental disabilities, environmental studies, future studies, human relations in organizations, international studies, linguistics, Pacific Islands studies, peace studies, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, and women’s studies.

(9) The Department of Second Language Studies offers the MA in English as a second language, the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Second Language Studies, and the PhD in second language acquisition.

(10) The BA in interdisciplinary studies for Indo-Pacific languages has several concentrations: Hindi, Indonesian, Philippine Language and Literature (with concentration in Filipino or Ilokano), Samoan, Sanskrit, Thai, and Vietnamese.

(10A) The BA in Philippine Language and Literature has concentrations in Filipino or Ilokano.

(11) The School of Medicine offers a Post-baccalaureate Certificate for Clinical Training in Medical Technology.

(12) The School of Social Work offers the PhD in social welfare.

(13) In conjunction with the Department of Music, the College of Education offers a BEd in elementary or secondary education with a specialization in music.

Abbreviation Key - Degree

ArchD Architecture Doctorate
BA Bachelor of Arts
BBA Bachelor of Business Administration
BEd Bachelor of Education
BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts
BMus Bachelor of Music
BS Bachelor of Science
BSW Bachelor of Social Work
JD Juris Doctor
LLM Master of Law
MA Master of Arts
MAcc Master of Accounting
MBA Master of Business Administration
MD Doctor of Medicine
MEd Master of Education
MEdT Master of Education in Teaching
MFA Master of Fine Arts
MHRM Master of Human Resource Management
MLISc Master of Library and Information Science
MMus Master of Music
MPA Master of Public Administration
MPH Master of Public Health
MS Master of Science
MSW Master of Social Work
MURP Master of Urban and Regional Planning
PDE Professional Diploma in Education
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
PBCSE Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education
PBCSPED Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education


A&S—Colleges of Arts and Sciences
ARCH—School of Architecture
CBA—College of Business Administration
CTAHR—College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
EDUC—College of Education
ENGR—College of Engineering
IP—Interdisciplinary Programs
LAW—School of Law
MED—School of Medicine
NURS—School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
SHAPS—School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies
SOEST—School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
SW—School of Social Work
TIM—Travel Industry Management