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 listed in the "Degrees, Minors, and Certificates" section.
Institutional learning objectives include both academic and co-curricular learning and are listed on page 25. The baccalaureate academic program provides the student with a coherent undergraduate education that includes a comprehensive set of integrated learning opportunities. There are five basic components (listed below). Students can see the five components and requirements on bachelor degree program sheets at manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/programsheets/.
General Education Requirements. The General Education 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 General Education Requirements” section for more information.
Graduation Requirements. See the "Focus" and "Hawaiian or Second Language" parts of the "Undergraduate General Education Requirements" section.
Degree Requirements. Some programs have degree-specific requirements, such as course requirements that distinguish a Bachelor of Arts from a Bachelor of Science.
College or School Requirements. Colleges/schools may specify which General Education courses should be taken to meet their requirements. They may also have additional requirements. Students should refer to specific college/school sections for more information.
Major or Academic Specialization Requirements. The major consists of a specific number of credit hours and required courses in a particular field or discipline and related courses in other subjects that are associated with and contribute to that discipline. Students must satisfy the 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. Students may also consult the bachelor degree program sheets at manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/programsheets/.
Minor Requirements. Some departments offer a minor, which is a set of courses that relate to an approved baccalaureate degree. A minor course of study consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours of non-introductory work (i.e., upper division courses and 200-level courses that have a college-level prerequisite) that is completed with a grade of C (not C-) or better. Minors are listed in the "Degrees, Minors, and Certificates" section.
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 3.25 GPA and show strong promise of success in the proposed concurrent programs; (2) complete the college, academic specialization, and graduation requirements for both colleges or schools; (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 advisors.
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. Students seeking their first bachelor's degree have priority for admission and registration. Admitted students should confer with their academic advisors about graduation requirements.
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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