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Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences

UH Manoa General Education Core Requirements

UH Manoa Graduation Requirements

A&S College Requirements

A&S Degree Requirements

A&S Major Requirements

Second or Multiple Majors and Minors

Second Baccalaureate Degree

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Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

The Colleges of Arts and Sciences offer Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Music (BMus), and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in 59 different majors. In addition, the Colleges of Arts and Sciences offer 29 minors and 45 different certificates. Detailed program information is available from departments and advising offices.

Throughout their time at UH Manoa, A&S students should meet with both their college and major advisors to discuss their educational plans.

Students interested in an A&S major should declare their major no later than the end of their sophomore year by submitting a Declaration of Major form to the appropriate advising office. Some majors, such as those in the performing arts, languages, and the sciences, should be declared as soon as possible, preferably during the freshman year, because they require courses that must be taken in a specific order. Information on specific majors, minors, and certificates is available through the respective academic departments and their websites.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences are the same as those for UH Manoa.

Some majors and programs, however, have specific admission requirements (see departments' sections).

Steps to Graduation

  1. Complete the five requirement areas for undergraduate degrees as described in the following section and remain in good academic standing (see "UH Manoa Graduation Requirements" under "GPA").
  2. File for graduation one to three semesters in advance by following the instructions provided by the relevant advising office.
  3. Pay the UH Manoa diploma fee in order to receive a diploma.