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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 2007 may not be reflected in this listing.

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    Undergraduate Graduate
Field of Study College/School Degree Minor Certificate Master's Doctorate Certificate
Accounting BUS BBA     MAcc   x
Aging MED BA(1)          
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         DArch  
Art A&S BA, BFA Minor   MFA    
Art History A&S BA(2)     MA    
Asian Studies SPAS BA Minor   MA    
Astronomy A&S       MS PhD  
Athletic Training EDUC       MS(3)    
Biological Engineering CTAHR BS     MS    
Biology A&S BA, BS Minor        
Biomedical Sciences MED       MS(4) PhD(4)  
Botany A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Burmese A&S     Cert.(5)      
Business Administration BUS   Minor   MBA    
Chemistry A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Chinese A&S BA Minor Cert. MA(6) PhD(6)  
Chinese Studies SPAS       MA(7)   x
Civil Engineering ENGR BS     MS PhD  
Classics A&S BA   Cert.      
Clinical Psychology A&S           x
Communication A&S BA     MA    
Communication and Information Sciences IP         PhD  
Communication Sciences and Disorders MED BS     MS    
Computer Engineering ENGR BS          
Computer Science A&S BS Minor   MS PhD  
Conflict Resolution A&S           x
Counseling and Guidance EDUC       MEd    
Creative Media A&S BA         x
Curriculum and Instruction EDUC         PhD(13)  
Curriculum Studies EDUC       MEd    
Dance A&S BA Minor   MA, MFA    
Dance Theatre A&S BFA          
Dental Hygiene NURS BS          
Developmental and Reproductive Biology MED       MS(1) PhD(1)  
Disability and Diversity Studies EDUC           x
Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance A&S           x
Early Childhood Education EDUC       MEd    
East Asian Languages and Literatures A&S       MA(6) PhD(6)  
Economics A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Education EDUC         PDE, PhD(8)  
Educational Administration EDUC       MEd PhD(8)  
Educational Foundations EDUC       MEd PhD(8)  
Educational Policy Studies EDUC         PhD(8)  
Educational Psychology EDUC       MEd PhD  
Educational Technology EDUC       MEd PhD(8)  
Electrical Engineering ENGR BS     MS PhD  
Elementary Education EDUC BEd          
English A&S BA Minor Cert.(9) MA PhD  
English as a Second Language A&S BA(10)          
Entomology CTAHR       MS PhD  
Entrepreneurship BUS BBA         x
Environmental Studies A&S BA(10)   Cert.      
Epidemiology MED         PhD  
Ethnic Studies A&S BA   Cert.      
Ethnobotany A&S BS          
Exceptionalities EDUC         PhD(8)  
Family Resources CTAHR BS          
Filipino A&S BA(11)   Cert.(5)      
Filipino Language and Culture A&S   Minor        
Financial Engineering BUS       MS    
Finance BUS BBA          
Food Science CTAHR       MS    
Food Science and Human Nutrition CTAHR BS          
French A&S BA   Cert. MA    
Geography A&S BA Minor   MA PhD x(12)
Geology SOEST BA          
Geology and Geophysics SOEST BS Minor   MS PhD  
Gerontology MED           x(1)
German A&S BA   Cert.      
Global Environmental Science SOEST BS          
Global Health & Population Studies MED           x
Hawaiian SHK BA   Cert. MA    
Hawaiian Language Immersion Education SHK   Minor        
Hawaiian Studies SHK BA     MA    
Health, Exercise Science, and Lifestyle Management EDUC BS(3)          
Hindi A&S BA(13)   Cert.(5)      
Historic Preservation A&S           x
History A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Human Resource Management BUS BBA     MHRM    
Human Resources/Organizational Management A&S     Cert.      
Ilokano A&S BA(11)   Cert.(5)      
Ilokano Language and Culture A&S   Minor        
Indonesian A&S BA(13)   Cert.(5)      
Indo-Pacific Languages A&S     Cert.(5)      
Information and Computer Sciences A&S BA          
Interdisciplinary Studies A&S BA(10)          
International Business BUS BBA          
International Cultural Studies IP           x
International Management BUS         PhD  
Islamic Studies A&S     Cert.      
Japanese A&S BA Minor Cert. MA(6) PhD(6)  
Japanese Studies SPAS       MA(7)   x
Journalism A&S BA          
Khmer A&S BA(13)   Cert.(5)      
Kinesiology and Leisure Science EDUC BS(3)     MS(3) PhD(8)  
Korean A&S BA Minor Cert. MA(5) PhD(5)  
Korean Studies SPAS       MA(7)   x
Latin America and Iberian Studies A&S     Cert.      
Law LAW       LLM JD  
Law and Society A&S     Cert.      
Library and Information Science A&S       MLISc   x
Linguistics A&S BA(10)   Cert. MA PhD  
Malay A&S BA(13)   Cert.(5)      
Management BUS BBA          
Management Information Systems BUS BBA          
Marine Biology A&S BS          
Marine Option Program A&S     Cert.      
Marketing BUS BBA          
Mathematics A&S BA, BS Minor   MA PhD  
Mechanical Engineering ENGR BS     MS PhD  
Medical Technology MED BS         x(14)
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(15), 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    
Nutrition CTAHR         PhD  
Ocean and Resources Engineering SOEST       MS PhD  
Ocean Policy A&S           x(12)
Oceanography SOEST       MS PhD  
Pacific Island Studies SPAS BA(13)     MA   x
Peace Studies A&S BA(10)   Cert.      
Pidgin and Creole Studies A&S   Minor(16)        
Philippine Language and Literature A&S BA(11)          
Philippine Studies SPAS       MA(7)   x
Philosophy A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Physical Education EDUC BS(3)     MS(3)    
Physics A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Physiology MED       MS(1) PhD(2)  
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 Science A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Professional Writing A&S     Cert.(9)      
Psychology A&S BA     MA PhD  
Public Administration A&S       MPA   x
Public Health MED       MPH, MS DrPH  
Public Policy A&S           x
Religion A&S BA Minor   MA    
Resource Management IP           x
Russian A&S BA          
Russian Area Studies A&S     Cert.      
Samoan A&S BA(13)   Cert.(5)      
Sanskrit A&S BA(13)   Cert.(5)      
Second Language Studies A&S BA(10)   Cert.(16) MA PhD x
Secondary Education EDUC BEd         PBCSE
Social Sciences and Health A&S     Cert.      
Social Welfare SW         PhD(17)  
Social Work SW BSW     MSW    
Sociology A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Sophomore Honors UED     Cert.      
South Asian Studies SPAS           x
Southeast Asian Studies SPAS       MA(7)   x
Spanish A&S BA   Cert. MA    
Special Education EDUC       MEd   PBCSPED
Speech A&S BA Minor   MA    
Sustainable Tourism TIM     Cert.      
Tahitian A&S     Cert.(5)      
Teaching EDUC       MEdT    
Telecommunications Information Resource Management A&S           x
Thai A&S BA(13)   Cert.(5)      
Theatre A&S BA Minor   MA, MFA PhD  
Travel Industry Management TIM BS   Cert. MS    
Tropical Medicine MED       MS(4) PhD(4)  
Tropical Plant Pathology CTAHR       MS PhD  
Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences CTAHR BS     MS PhD  
Urban and Regional Planning A&S       MURP PhD x
Vietnamese A&S BA(13)   Cert.(5)      
Women's Studies A&S BA   Cert.     x
Zoology A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  


(1) The Undergraduate Certificate in Aging and the Advanced Certificate in Gerontology is offered by the Center on Aging.

(2) The BA in Art is offered with a studio focus or an Art History focus.

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

(4) The MS and PhD in biomedical sciences is offered in tropical medicine.

(5) The Undergraduate Certificate for Indo-Pacific Languages is offered in Burmese, Filipino, Hindi, Ilokano, Indonesian, Khmer, Malay, 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 Asian Studies has concentrations in Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Philippine Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies.

(8) The PhD in Education is offered in the following specializations: curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational foundations, educational policy studies, educational technology, exceptionalities, and kinesiology.

(9) The Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Writing is offered in the Department of English.

(10) 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 or second language studies, developmental disabilities, environmental studies, future studies, human relations in organizations, international studies, linguistics, Pacific Islands studies, peace studies, pre-law, pre-medicine, and physical therapy.

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

(12) The Graduate Certificate in Ocean Policy is coordinated by the Department of Geography.

(13) The BA in interdisciplinary studies for Indo-Pacific languages has several concentrations: Hindi, Indonesian, Khmer, Malay, Samoan, Sanskrit, Thai, and Vietnamese.

(14) A Post-baccalaureate Certificate for Clinical Training in Medical Technology is offered by the School of Medicine.

(15) A BEd in elementary or secondary education with a specialization in music is offered in conjunction with the Department of Music and the College of Education.

(16) The Department of Second Language Studies offers the Undergraduate Certificate in Pidgin and Creole Studies.

(17) The PhD in social welfare is offered by the School of Social Work.

Abbreviation Key - Degree

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
DArch Doctor of Architecture
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
BUS—Shidler College of Business
EDUC—College of Education
ENGR—College of Engineering
SHK—Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
IP—Interdisciplinary Programs
LAW—School of Law
MED—School of Medicine
NURS—School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
SPAS—School of Pacific and Asian Studies
SOEST—School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
SW—School of Social Work
TIM—Travel Industry Management
CTAHR—College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
UED—Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education