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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 2016 may not be reflected in this listing.

View Degree Abbreviation Key

    Undergraduate Graduate
Field of Study College/School Degree Minor Certificate Master’s Doctorate Certificate
Accounting BUS BBA     MAcc   x
Adapted Physical Activity EDUC       MS(3)(21)  
Aging SW     Cert. (1)      
American Studies A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Animal Sciences CTAHR BS     MS    
Anthropology A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Architecture ARCH       DArch  
Art A&S BA, BFA Minor   MFA    
Art History A&S BA(2) Minor   MA    
Asian Studies SPAS BA Minor   MA    
Astronomy A&S, IFA BA Minor   MS PhD  
Astrophysics A&S, IFA BS Minor        
Athletic Training EDUC       MS(21)    
Atmospheric Sciences SOEST BS Minor   MS PhD  
Biochemistry A&S BA, BS          
Biological Engineering CTAHR BS     MS    
Biology A&S BA, BS Minor        
Biomedical Sciences MED       MS    
Botany A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Business Administration BUS   Minor   MBA PhD  
Cell and Molecular Biology IP       MS PhD  
Chemistry A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Chinese A&S BA(5) Minor Cert. MA(6) PhD(6)  
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     Cert.   PhD  
Communicology A&S BA Minor   MA    
Computer Engineering ENGR BS          
Computer Science A&S BS Minor   MS PhD  
Conflict Resolution A&S           x
Creative Media A&S BA          
Curriculum and Instruction EDUC         PhD(8) x
Curriculum Studies EDUC       MEd    
Dance A&S BA, BFA Minor   MA, MFA    
Dental Hygiene SONDH 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         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  
Electrical Engineering ENGR BS     MS PhD  
Elementary Education EDUC BEd Minor        
English A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
English as a Second Language A&S BA(9)          
Entomology CTAHR       MS PhD  
Entrepreneurship BUS BBA         x
Environmental Design ARCH BEnvD          
Environmental Studies A&S BA(9)          
Epidemiology MED         PhD  
Ethnic Studies A&S BA   Cert.      
Ethnobotany A&S BS(21)          
Exceptionalities EDUC         PhD(8)  
Family Resources CTAHR BS          
Fashion Design and Merchandising CTAHR BS Minor        
Filipino A&S BA(10)   Cert.(7)      
Filipino Language and Culture A&S   Minor        
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  
Geology SOEST BA(12)         x(11)
Geology and Geophysics SOEST BS Minor(12)   MS PhD  
Geoscience for Professionals SOEST       MGEO    
Gerontology MED           x(1)
German A&S BA   Cert.      
Global Environmental Science SOEST BS          
Global Health Protection and Security IP           x
Hawaiian SHK BA Minor Cert. MA    
Hawaiian Language Immersion Education SHK   Minor        
Hawaiian Studies SHK BA     MA    
Hindi A&S BA(13)   Cert.(7)      
Historic Preservation A&S           x
History A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Human Resource Management BUS BBA     MHRM    
Ilokano A&S BA(10)   Cert.(7)      
Ilokano Language and Culture A&S   Minor        
Indonesian A&S BA(13)   Cert.(7)      
Indo-Pacific Languages A&S     Cert.(7)      
Information and Computer Sciences A&S BA          
Interdisciplinary Studies UED BA(9)          
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)  
Journalism A&S BA          
Juridical Science LAW         SJD  
Khmer (Cambodian) A&S BA(13)   Cert.(7)      
Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science EDUC BS(3)     MS(3) PhD(8)  
Korean A&S BA(5) Minor Cert.(5) MA(6) PhD(6)  
Latin America and Iberian Studies A&S     Cert.      
Law LAW       LLM JD  
Law and Society A&S     Cert.      
Learning Design and Technology EDUC       MEd PhD x
Library and Information Science A&S       MLISc   x
Linguistics A&S BA(9)     MA PhD  
Literacy Leader EDUC           x
Management BUS BBA          
Management Information Systems BUS BBA          
Marine Biology A&S, SOEST BS     MS PhD  
Marine Option Program A&S     Cert.      
Marketing BUS BBA          
Mathematic Biology A&S     Cert.      
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        
Microbiology A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering CTAHR       MS PhD  
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology CTAHR BS          
Molecular Cell Biology A&S BS          
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 x
Nursing SONDH BS     MS PhD, DNP x
Nutritional Sciences CTAHR       MS    
Nutrition CTAHR         PhD  
Ocean and Resources Engineering SOEST       MS PhD  
Ocean Policy A&S           x(11)
Oceanography SOEST       MS PhD  
Pacific Island Studies SPAS BA     MA   x
Peace Studies A&S BA(9)   Cert.      
Philippine Language and Literature A&S BA(10)          
Philosophy A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Physical Education EDUC BS(3)     MS(3)    
Physics A&S BA, BS Minor   MS PhD  
Planning Studies A&S           x
Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences CTAHR BS(21)          
Plant Production and Management CTAHR   Minor        
Political ScienceA&SBA Minor   MA PhD  
Professional Educational Practice EDUC         EdD  
Psychology A&S BA, BS     MA PhD  
Public Administration A&S       MPA   x(16)
Public Health SW BA     MPH, MS DrPH  
Rehabilitation Counseling EDUC       MS(3)    
Religion A&S BA Minor   MA    
Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability ENGR           x
Resource Management IP           x
Russian A&S BA   Cert.      
Samoan A&S BA(13)   Cert.(7)      
Sanskrit A&S BA(13)   Cert.(7)      
Second Language Studies A&S BA     MA PhD x(17)
Secondary Education EDUC BEd   PBCSE (18)      
Social Welfare SW         PhD(19)  
Social Work SW BSW     MSW    
Sociology A&S BA Minor   MA PhD  
Sophomore Honors UED     Cert.      
Spanish A&S BA   Cert. MA    
Special Education EDUC     PBCSPED (18) MEd    
Sustainable Tourism TIM     Cert.      
Tahitian A&S     Cert.(7)      
Teaching EDUC       MEdT    
Telecommunications Information Resource Management A&S           x
Thai A&S BA(13)   Cert.(7)      
Theatre A&S BA Minor   MA, MFA PhD  
Travel Industry Management TIM BS   Cert. MS    
Tropical Agriculture and the Environment CTAHR BS Minor Cert.(20) MS PhD  
Tropical Medicine MED       MS(4) PhD(4) x
Tropical Plant Pathology CTAHR       MS PhD  
Urban and Regional Planning A&S       MURP PhD x
Vietnamese A&S BA(13)   Cert.(7)      
Women's Studies A&S BA   Cert.     x
Zoology A&S BA Minor (22) Cert. 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 Health and Exercise Science and in Health and Physical Education. The MS in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science offers specializations in physical activity, adapted physical activity, and rehabilitation counselor education. The MS in Athletic Training offers Entry-Level (professional) and Post-Professional specializations.

(4) The MS in Biomedical Sciences is offered in tropical medicine.

(5) The BA in Chinese in East Asian Languages and Literatures has a concentration in Chinese Flagship. The BA in Korean in East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Korean Certification Program have a concentration in Korean for Professionals.

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

(7) The Undergraduate Certificate for Indo‑Pacific Languages is offered in Filipino, Hindi, Ilokano, Indonesian, Khmer (Cambodian), Samoan, Sanskrit, Tahitian, Thai, and Vietnamese.

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

(9) Students can receive a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in a wide variety of individualized BA programs, including but not restricted to: aquaculture, cognitive science, conflict resolution, criminology, developmental disabilities, gerontology, global studies, human relations in organizations, international studies, interpretation, linguistics, peace studies, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, public affairs and policy studies, and translation and interpretation.

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

(11) The Graduate Certificate in Ocean Policy is coordinated by the Department of Economics.

(12) The Department of Geology and Geophysics offers the BS in Geology and Geophysics, BA in Geology with concentrations in Environmental Earth Science and Earth Science Education, and MA in Geology and Geophysics, and the Professional Masters in Geoscience.

(13) The BA in Interdisciplinary Studies for Indo‑Pacific languages has several concentrations: Hindi, Indonesian, Khmer (Cambodian), 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 major in music is offered in conjunction with the Department of Music and the College of Education.

(16) There are two tracks of the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration: Nonprofit Management and Public Service Leadership.

(17) The Department of Second Language Studies offers an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Second Language Studies (SLS) and in SLS-Spanish Applied Linguistics.

(18) The Post-baccalaureate Certificates in Secondary Education and Special Education are undergraduate professional certificates.

(19) The PhD in Social Welfare is offered by the School of Social Work.

(20) The Agribusiness Management Certificate is offered in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences.

(21) There is no admittance to the BA and BS in Zoology degrees effective Spring 2013; to the BS in Ethnobotany degree effective Fall 2015; Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Tourism effective Fall 2015; to the BS in Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences effective Fall 2016; and to the Master of Science in Athletic Training effective Fall 2017.

(22) The minor in Zoology will not be awarded after Spring 2018.

Abbreviation Key - Degree

BA bachelor of arts
BBA bachelor of business administration
BEd bachelor of education
BEnvD bachelor of environmental design
BFA bachelor of finearts
BMus bachelor of music
BS bachelor of science
BSW bachelor of social work
DArch doctor of architecture
DNP doctor of nursing practice
DrPH doctor of public health
EdD doctor of education
JD juris doctor
LLM master of laws
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
MGEO master of geoscience for professionals
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
PhD doctor of philosophy
PBCSE post-baccalaureate certificate in secondary education
PBCSPED post-baccalaureate certificate in special education
SJD doctor of juridical science


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
SONDH—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

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