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ADMISSION

ADMISSION OF CLASSIFIED STUDENTS

ADMISSION OF UNCLASSIFIED STUDENT

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

ACADEMIC ADVISING

REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT

CREDITS AND GRADES

EXAMINATIONS

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES

HONORS

ACADEMIC PROBATION, SUSPENSION, AND DISMISSAL

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

UNDERGRADUATE GENERAL EDUCATION CORE AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

TUITION, FEES, AND FINANCIAL AID

 

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

UH Manoa offers a number of undergraduate certificate programs, some of which are interdisciplinary. Certificates require a minimum of 15 credit hours of specified courses and a 2.5 GPA in those courses.

Undergraduate certificate programs are offered in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Aging
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • East Asian Languages
  • Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages
  • Human Language and Computers
  • Human Resources/Organizational Management
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language and Cognition
  • Languages of Hawaii and the Pacific
  • Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas
  • Latin America and Iberian Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Option
  • Music
  • Peace Studies
  • Political Economy
  • Professional Writing
  • Russian Area Studies
  • Social Sciences and Health
  • Sociology
  • Travel Industry Management
  • Women’s Studies

Bachelor’s Degree

Objectives

The baccalaureate degree program provides the student with a coherent undergraduate education that includes a comprehensive set of integrated learning opportunities. There are three basic components to undergraduate education: (a) the University-wide General Education Core requirements, which are usually completed during the first two years of the UH Manoa experience; (b) individual college or school requirements; and (c) an academic specialization comprising a major, as well as a minor or electives that complement and enrich the other requirements.

Requirements

General Education Core and Graduation Requirements. The General Education Core and graduation requirements are based on the conviction that an educated person has access to a shared body of knowledge; a comprehension of the major divisions of learning; and an understanding of the commonality in our ways of thinking, of experiencing self, and of acquiring new knowledge and skills. The common body of knowledge focuses broadly on heritage; values; political, economic, and social life; and a relationship with nature. Its study requires critical reading and listening, careful judgment, and clear exposition. The common thread in general education is the interconnectedness of human knowledge. See the “Undergraduate Manoa General Education Core and Graduation Requirements” section for more information.

College or School Requirements. Colleges or schools may specify which General Education Core courses should be taken to meet their requirements. They may also have additional requirements. Students should refer to specific college or school sections for more information.

Major or Academic Specialization Requirements. Each program leading to the bachelor’s degree is built around a field of concentration—the major, which consists of a specific number of credit hours and required courses in a particular field or discipline, together with related courses in other subjects that are associated with and contribute to that discipline.
Students must satisfy the degree requirements for the selected major and, if applicable, the minor or concentration selected. Detailed information can be found in the appropriate major or academic specialization sections.

Minor Requirements. Limited concentrations of courses in an area other than the major (i.e., a minor) are offered in some programs. A minor is defined as relating to an approved baccalaureate degree, with courses completed in or coordinated by a single academic department. A minor course of study consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours of non-introductory course work (200-level courses that have a college-level course prerequisite and upper division courses) that is completed with a grade of C (not C-) or better.

Minors are currently offered in American studies, anthropology, art and art history, Asian studies, biology, botany, business administration, chemistry, Chinese, computer science, dance, economics, English, Filipino, geography, geology and geophysics (four concentrations), Hawaiian language immersion education, history, Ilokano, Japanese, Korean, mathematics, merchandising, microbiology, music, philosophy, physics, plant production and management, political science, religion, sociology, speech, theatre, and zoology.

Concurrent Degrees

Qualified students may seek concurrent undergraduate degrees in any two different schools or colleges. Admission is subject to approval by both schools or colleges; priority for admission into any baccalaureate program is given to students seeking their first undergraduate degree. Students seeking concurrent degrees must (1) have a superior grade point average and show strong promise of success in the proposed concurrent programs; (2) complete the college, academic specialization, and graduation requirements for both schools or colleges; (3) complete the general education core requirements in their initial degree program; and (4) complete a minimum of 30 credits in each degree program. Concurrent degree students may not use the same course to satisfy major requirements in both degree programs, unless the specific course is required by both programs. Interested students must complete the UHM-3 Form (UH Manoa Concurrent Undergraduate Degree Application) which may be obtained from academic advisers.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

Applicants for a second bachelor’s degree must meet admission and graduation requirements of UH Manoa, the college/school and the academic specialization. Priority for admission and registration is given to students seeking their first bachelor’s degree. Admitted students should confer with their academic advisers about graduation requirements.