Undergraduate General Education Requirements
To graduate from UH Manoa, a student must satisfy (a) General Education requirements, (b) requirements of the student's college or school, and (c) requirements of the student's specific academic major. Consulting the college/school advising office can help a student select courses that simultaneously satisfy more than one requirement. This section of the Catalog describes the four components of the UH Manoa General Education requirements:
Foundations and Diversification together are UH Manoa Core requirements. Focus and Hawaiian or Second Language together are UH Manoa Special Graduation requirements.
Students who transfer to UH Manoa having completed the Foundations/Basic requirements at another UH System school are considered to have fulfilled UH Manoa Foundations requirements. Students who transfer to UH Manoa having completed the Diversification/Area requirements at another UH System school are considered to have fulfilled UH Manoa Diversification requirements. Finally, students who transfer to UH Manoa having completed both the Foundations/Basic and the Diversification/Area requirements at another UH System school are considered to have fulfilled the UH Manoa Core (Foundations and Diversification) requirements.
A grade of D (not D-) or higher is required for a course to fulfill General Education requirements. The Credit/No Credit option is not allowed for any course taken to fulfill a General Education requirement, with the exception of those courses offered only for CR/NC. (See “Grades” of the Catalog for additional information.)
General Education Overview
* These abbreviations appear after course descriptions to identify courses that meet specific requirements. See the “Courses” section in this Catalog to view course descriptions.
** The STAR Degree Check indicates Focus classes by “H,” “E,” “O,” and “W.” Check “Class Availability” at www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes?i=MAN, indicates Focus sections with “ETH,” “HAP,” “OC,” and “WI.”
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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