Fully Online Programs offered at the University of Hawaiʻi

A Fully Online program is a credit program consisting of all online courses that have no in-person requirements (i.e. testing, on-campus labs or residences). The only exceptions to this definition include: an orientation prior to the start of the program, practicums and field experience.

Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs
SubjectOffering Campus
Accounting (CA)Accounting (CA)Kapiʻolani Community College

The Certificate of Achievement in Accounting at Kapiʻolani Community College prepares students for entry-level advanced clerical, junior paraprofessional, or professional accounting positions in small business, public accounting, private industry, nonprofits and governmental organizations. Students get practical, hands-on experience practicing workplace-relevant skills and techniques.

Entry Term: Spring, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 30-33
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Contact:
Calvin Tan
Phone: (808) 734-9261
Email: ctan@hawaii.edu
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)UH West Oʻahu

These courses meet the national standards established by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Higher Education project. The goal of this Certificate is to provide DPEM practitioners with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge that are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of DPEM administrators.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Dr. Kristina Lu
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@hawaii.edu
Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing CertificateHawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing CertificateUH West Oʻahu

The Certificate in Hawaiian & Indigenous Health & Healing strives to create an opportunity for non-traditional students and current healthcare professionals to add knowledge and value to their existing professional credentials. The certificate will also function as a pathway for the dissemination of traditional healing knowledge and skill that will serve as a model for other indigenous groups.

Training will consist of theoretical courses that focus on epidemiology and health disparities and practical courses in the Native Hawaiian traditional healing practices (hoʻoponopono or conflict resolution, lomi lomi or massage, and lāʻau lapaʻau or herbal medicines).

An overarching goal is to work towards eliminating health disparities in Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and other underserved communities by creating a collaboration between Traditional and Western Medicine. As a student-centered certificate, Hawaiian & Indigenous Health & Healing seeks to promote the integration of underserved and underrepresented students into an academic and cultural milieu that supports educational achievement and economic success.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Name: N. Kauʻi Merritt
Phone: (808) 689-2385
Email: nicolekb@hawaii.edu
Health Care Administration (HCAD)Health Care Administration (HCAD)UH West Oʻahu

The certificate program in Health Care Administration provides students and health care practitioners with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge needed in the dynamic and growing health care field. Ongoing changes in the system have resulted in an array of opportunities for health care administrators to make significant contributions to improving health care for all. These courses have been selected because they are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of health care administrators.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Dr. Kristina Lu
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@hawaii.edu
Long-Term Care CertificateLong-Term Care CertificateUH West Oʻahu

The certificate in Long-Term Care provides students and health care practitioners with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge needed to work in the growing field of long-term care. For those who are already employed in the health care field, including long-term care, this certificate enhances their qualifications and skills for more effective job performance and greater career mobility. The certificate may also be used as part of a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu or for students who are majoring in other fields.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Lisa Spencer
Phone: (808) 689-2483
Email: lisaspen@hawaii.edu
Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)UH West Oʻahu

The Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance is designed to prepare students to become working professionals in the property and casualty insurance industry and to provide students with the information needed to pass licensure examinations such as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters series.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Dr. Edward Keaunui
Phone: (808) 689-2393
Email: ekeaunui@hawaii.edu
Substance Abuse and Addiction Studies (SAAS)Substance Abuse and Addiction Studies (SAAS)UH West Oʻahu

Students will receive a strong theoretical foundation in substance use disorders and exposure to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as the basis for effective treatment of substance-related problems. Completion of the Certificate satisfies current state education requirements for substance abuse counselors (note: the state education requirements may also be satisfied with other social science course work). State certification further requires fieldwork hours and a written and oral examination.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 19
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Kanoa Meriwether
Email: kanoa@hawaii.edu
Sustainability IssuesSustainability IssuesUH West Oʻahu

Global society is at a critical crossroads. Biodiversity loss, climate destabilization, food insecurity, social inequity and resource scarcity collectively pose an existential threat to human welfare and social stability. Recognizing these global challenges, international and regional institutions have responded in identifying strategic goals and programming to begin the transition to a more sustainable society. This certificate focuses on the analysis of key ecological and social issues in sustainability from the regional to the global scale.

The Sustainability Issues certificate at UH West Oʻahu will develop students with the following key competencies: systems thinking; ability to work in diverse communities; work across disciplines; ethical decision-making; innovation; leadership and management skills. Through a holistic study of sustainability, the Sustainability Issues certificate aims to develop highly skilled and civic-minded graduates prepared to advance the green economy through new businesses and social enterprises, their chosen career path and preparing students for graduate-level training in disciplines such as Education, Hawaiian Studies, Anthropology, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, Political Science or Urban and Regional Planning.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Monique Mironesco
Phone: (808) 689-2391
Email: mironesc@hawaii.edu

Associate's Degree Programs

Associate's Degree Programs
SubjectOffering Campus
AccountingAccountingLeeward Community College
The Associate in Science degree is designed to prepare students for immediate and future employment and career advancement. This degree will prepare graduates for entry-level accounting positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, bookkeeping, and other related business fields. A secondary objective of this degree is to prepare students for transfer to a four-year accounting program. Other online Accounting certificates are also available.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Science (AS)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
BusinessBusinessKauaʻi Community College
The Associate in Science Business degree will prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry, and non-profit organizations. It is designed for students who seek to gain a solid foundation of the basic business concepts and skills necessary to contribute and create solutions in today's business environment. Upon successful completion of this program, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply management, marketing, and accounting concepts to improve operational performance in a business setting. This degree can help an individual jump-start a career in business or prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution.
Entry Term: Spring, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 61
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Science (AS)
Contact:
Dirk N. Soma
Phone: (808) 245-8228
Email: dsoma@hawaii.edu
Hawaiian Studies (Hawaiʻiloa)Hawaiian Studies (Hawaiʻiloa)Windward Community College

Hawaiʻiloa, an online Hawaiian Studies program, will take you on a journey together as a cohort, and through the breadth of connections, give you multiple ways of understanding and connecting. It is an immersive, accelerated experience in ʻike (knowledge) and ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) leading to the Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies degree.

  • 8-week online cohort; two classes taken at a time (four per semester) for two years
  • Three cohort pathways: those with no previous coursework, already have a degree, or noncredit (non degree-seeking)
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60-62
Course Format: 8-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:

Bernadette Rose Garrett
Phone: (808) 235-7413
Email: brgarret@hawaii.edu
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Hawaiian StudiesHawaiian StudiesKapiʻolani Community College

The Hawaiian Studies program at Kapiʻolani Community College (KapCC) prepares students with the skills and knowledge fundamental to the pursuit of an advanced degree at a four-year institution. The Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies program has comparable foundation and diversification requirements to the KapCC AA in Liberal Arts. An understanding of the unique heritage of the Hawaiian people provides students with additional tools to take into the workforce or to transfer toward higher degrees. The rich experience of the Hawaiian Studies program helps instill a living appreciation of Native Hawaiian culture, language, and practices.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:

Donovan Preza
Email: preza@hawaii.edu

Joseph Yoshida
Phone: (808) 734-9500
josephdy@hawaii.edu

Liberal ArtsLiberal ArtsKapiʻolani Community College

This program is designed to provide students with an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts and to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year college or university. Please see an academic advisor for information on current baccalaureate degree requirements at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. If proctored exams are required in any class, the teacher will offer an online proctoring option (for a fee) and/or will work with remote students to secure a remote proctoring site.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
Maida Kamber Center
Phone: (808) 734-9500
Email: mkcinfo@hawaii.edu
Liberal Arts (Online AA Degree)Liberal Arts (Online AA Degree)Leeward Community College

The Liberal Arts (Online) AA degree consists of sixty (60) credits, approximately twenty (20) courses, at the 100-200 levels. Through this degree program, students gain foundational knowledge and skills as well as explore their interests and develop long-term goals. Completing an AA degree is a stepping-stone to a bachelor’s degree! Academic advising and career exploration is available throughout the program.

There are two fully online AA degree tracks at Leeward CC: Cohort: Year-Round and Flex. Students may pursue either track based on their eligibility and preferences.

  • Cohort: Year-Round: Students who have earned 0-30 college-level credits and have college-level test/placement scores may opt to join the Year-Round cohort track (LBRO). Year-Round cohort students take three 5-week courses in the Fall, three 5-week courses in the Spring, and two 5-week courses in the Summer. After approximately 2.5 years, Year-Round cohort students earn their AA degree! To join the Year-Round track, students must schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with the Online Counselor prior to registering for classes.
  • Flex Track: Students who have earned 30+ college-level credits, or do not have college-level test/placement scores, or need certain online courses that are not offered in the 5-week format may pursue their AA degree fully online through the Flex track (LBRD). Flex track students have flexibility to take online courses in a more flexible way; students may choose to take 16-week online courses, 5-week online courses, or a combination of both. Academic advising is recommended and available by appointment prior to registering for classes.

Prospective students must apply to Leeward CC campus and select the Liberal Arts (Online) AA degree program prior to registering for classes. Applicants are highly encouraged to include any test scores they may have on their application; however, it is not required for Leeward CC admissions. Free, online placement tests may be required to determine appropriate classes prior to registering for English and math. Transfer students may request an unofficial transcript evaluation prior to registering for classes.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 5-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate of Arts (AA)
Contact:
Stuart Uesato
Email: uesato@hawaii.edu
Liberal Arts, Business (Business Core)Liberal Arts, Business (Business Core)Windward Community College

Business Core is a fully online business pathway involving eight-week classes from within the AA in Liberal Arts degree program. Focused 8-week online classes will provide students with a solid foundation in accounting, economics, business law, communications, and more, all designed to fit into the student’s busy schedule. Students completing this pathway will graduate with the an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts as well as having the freshman and sophomore classes needed for entry as juniors into the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60-63
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
Deacon Hanson
Phone: (808) 236-9237
Email: dhanson@hawaii.edu
Liberal Arts, Business AdministrationLiberal Arts, Business AdministrationKapiʻolani Community College

This concentration within the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts is designed for students who intend to transfer to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business. This AA concentration fulfills the current Kapiʻolani Community College AA Liberal Arts requirements while paying particular attention to the admission requirements to UHM's baccalaureate program.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. If proctored exams are required in any class, the teacher will offer an online proctoring option (for a fee) and/or will work with remote students to secure a remote proctoring site.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
Maida Kamber Center
Phone: (808) 734-9500
Email: mkcinfo@hawaii.edu
Liberal Arts, Human Development and Family StudiesLiberal Arts, Human Development and Family StudiesKapiʻolani Community College

The AA degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Human Development and Family Studies prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions. This 60-credit program satisfies all of the requirements for the AA degree in Liberal Arts and also provides students with solid knowledge and skills to be successful in entering a university Human Development and Family Studies program. This concentration will provide students with the foundation understanding of ecological systems-based study of lifespan development and family resource management to prepare them for curriculum that further emphasizes the study of child, adolescent, adult development; family development (such as marriage and parenting); family resource management (such as consumer and family economics and family management); community needs; and leadership in human services occupations.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. If proctored exams are required in any class, the teacher will offer an online proctoring option (for a fee) and/or will work with remote students to secure a remote proctoring site.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
Maida Kamber Center
Phone: (808) 734-9500
Email: mkcinfo@hawaii.edu
Liberal Arts, Social WorkLiberal Arts, Social WorkKapiʻolani Community College

The AA degree in Liberal Arts, with a Concentration in Social Work, satisfies all of the requirements for the AA degree in Liberal Arts. This concentration provides students with the foundation to be successful in entering university Bachelor of Science programs and future careers in Social Work.

The purpose of the concentration in Social Work is to create a clear pathway for students interested in transferring to a 4-year institution with a Bachelor's degree in the area of Social Work. Entry-level positions in the workplace are practiced in a wide variety of settings. Settings range from hospitals and clinics, schools, public welfare departments, and family and child welfare agencies to counseling agencies, mental health clinics, gerontology and geriatric programs, and immigrant/refugee centers.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. If proctored exams are required in any class, the teacher will offer an online proctoring option (for a fee) and/or will work with remote students to secure a remote proctoring site.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
Maida Kamber Center
Phone: (808) 734-9500
Email: mkcinfo@hawaii.edu
ManagementManagementLeeward Community College
The Associate in Science degree in Management is designed primarily to prepare students for future managerial positions and provides continuing education for current managers. The program provides training in the communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills necessary for success and advancement in today’s workplace.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Science (AS)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Programs
SubjectOffering Campus
Applied Business & Information TechnologyApplied Business & Information TechnologyUH Maui College

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH Maui College, from a community college in the UH system, or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The Applied Business & Information Technology (ABIT) program, leading to a baccalaureate degree, offers options to students seeking preparation in small to mid-sized business management, information technology, and related or integrated career opportunities. The mission of the program is to prepare graduates to be productive professionals who can make responsible business decisions and use information technology wisely in a changing world. The curriculum emphasizes business, cyber security, and data science and stresses the effective use of information technology. The program also includes a strong interdisciplinary liberal arts program with courses in the humanities, social sciences, English, communication, and statistics.

Entry Term: Fall and Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 8-weeks, 16-weeks
Attendance Information: campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS)
Contact:
Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, JD, DBA
Phone: (808) 984-3619
Email: debasisb@hawaii.edu
Applied Sciences, Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and HealingApplied Sciences, Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and HealingUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing concentration strives to create a pathway for the dissemination of traditional healing knowledge and skill that will serve as a model for other indigenous groups. Training in the Native Hawaiian traditional healing practices will focus on hoʻoponopono (conflict resolution), lomilomi (massage), and lāʻau lapaʻau (herbal medicines). An overarching goal is to work towards eliminating health disparities in Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and other underserved communities by creating a collaboration between Traditional and Western Medicine. This student-centered concentration promotes the integration of underserved and underrepresented students into an academic and cultural environment that supports educational achievement and economic success.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. Program conducted totally online with courses offered synchronously (where everyone is online at the same time).
Degree Awarded: Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS)
Contact:
Name: N. Kauʻi Merritt
Phone: (808) 689-2385
Email: nicolekb@hawaii.edu
Applied Sciences, Health Information ManagementApplied Sciences, Health Information ManagementUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The Health Information Management concentration equips students with integrated knowledge of medicine, science, technology, and management. Students acquire skills that provide them with a strong foundation for managing health information and information systems, medical billing, coding and reimbursement processes, and other administrative medical record functions. Students are prepared to collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals in compliance and quality improvement efforts as they relate to the health information function. Students also develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills that are integral to the management of health information. Conferral of a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree with a concentration in Health Information Management does not result in professional licensure.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS)
Contact:
Name: Lynette Williamson
Phone: (808) 689-2499
Email: lwill3@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, AccountingBusiness Administration, AccountingUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

UH West Oʻahu offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of accounting and the skills necessary to analyze, evaluate and report financial information as well as identify local and international issues that affect the business environment.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Linda Randall
Phone: (808) 689-2336
Email: linda3@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, General Business AdministrationBusiness Administration, General Business AdministrationUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

General Business Administration students benefit from a broad educational experience that is relevant to many functional areas in the private or public sector, self-employment and entrepreneurship, and are well prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global marketplace. The program is a great foundation for a wide range of careers in sales, project management, business development, retail, government, education, human resource management, finance, accounting, information technology and much more. Graduates are also well prepared to pursue advanced degrees such as a Master of Business Administration or Accountancy

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Linda Randall
Phone: (808) 689-2336
Email: linda3@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, Hospitality and TourismBusiness Administration, Hospitality and TourismUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism at UH West Oʻahu is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the skills necessary to manage operations in large and small hospitality and tourism related businesses including hotels, restaurants, food service, airlines, travel agencies, events and attractions and more.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Linda Randall
Phone: (808) 689-2336
Email: linda3@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, ManagementBusiness Administration, ManagementUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The concentration in Management prepares students for management occupations and today’s increasingly complex competitive business environment. In addition to receiving a strong foundation in business objectives and processes, studies are provided with an understanding of management principles as it applies to business ethics, entrepreneurship, human resources and operations. The Management concentration addresses the growing demand for management professionals globally, nationally and in the state of Hawaiʻi. Management students will gain critical thinking skills necessary for effective managerial decision making in dynamic and diverse work environments.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Keith Sakuda
Phone: (808) 689-2335
Email: ksakuda@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, MarketingBusiness Administration, MarketingUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The study of Marketing involves analyzing processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners and society at large. Marketing students learn to evaluate and develop advertising, public relations, and direct mail campaigns as well as examine the science of consumer behavior and business in the context of promotion and publicity. Students pursuing a concentration in Marketing will be exposed to an interdisciplinary business curriculum including finance, economics, information systems, accounting and management.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Linda Randall
Phone: (808) 689-2336
Email: linda3@hawaii.edu
Creative Media, General Creative MediaCreative Media, General Creative MediaUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu or from a community college in the UH system.

Integrating various media domains, such as design, storytelling, and technology, the general creative media concentration provides study and extended practice in the student’s chosen area of competence. Course requirements address development and maintenance of existing artistic skills; foster support for a broader understanding of related disciplines including humanities and technology; and provide experience in working in multidisciplinary teams on realistic problems.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visit required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Sharla Hanaoka
Phone: (808) 689-2392
Email: shanaoka@hawaii.edu
EconomicsEconomicsUH Mānoa

The BA in Economics provides students with an intensive knowledge of the theory and practice of economics, with an emphasis on the analysis of contemporary policy challenges of Hawaiʻi and the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific region. Majors study a wide range of current economic policy issues and learn theoretical and empirical methods for analyzing these issues.

From raising living standards to designing policies that preserve the environment, economics provides powerful tools for understanding the most pressing policy issues of the day. Graduates go on to rewarding careers in academia, business, and the public sector. An economics degree is also excellent preparation for a range of career objectives, including graduate degrees in business, planning, public policy, and the law. The program's mission is to provide a high-quality educational experience that enables students to understand the range of economic challenges facing Hawaiʻi, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region.

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a degree completion program for students who have ideally completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

As an option for students with no college credits, the College of Social Sciences Aloha Pathways Online program allows a student to complete the first two years of general education requirements online through a partnership with the Leeward Community College. The program allows students to smoothly transfer into the BA program at UHM and complete the major requirements. Qualifying students can have dual admissions and dual enrollment with UHM through the UH Kaʻieʻie Program.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
College of Social Sciences Online Program
Email: CSSOP@hawaii.edu
Education, Middle-level Education, EnglishEducation, Middle-level Education, EnglishUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system, or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The UH West Oʻahu Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree with a concentration in Middle-level Education, grades 6-8, prepares knowledgeable, skillful, responsive educators for a global society. Studies encompass an innovative, field-based teacher preparation program, as well as public service activities that support West Oʻahu and Kauaʻi communities. Middle-Level areas of concentration are designed for teacher candidates who wish to specialize in teaching English language arts, in grades 6-8. A strong liberal arts curriculum supports candidates’ excellent knowledge of content in the chosen discipline.

Throughout their program of study, teacher candidates participate in over 630 hours of field-based coursework, including the early field experience, service learning, Introduction to Middle-level and Secondary Education, and two practicums taken concurrently with content methods courses. The program culminates in a 15-week, full-time professional student teaching semester in the chosen field. Field placements occur in grades 6-8 in middle schools island-wide and especially in Central and Leeward Oʻahu and on the Waiʻanae Coast add Kauaʻi location(s). Faculty delivers courses on-campus and online, while maintaining flexible scheduling to accommodate teacher candidates' busy lives. Upon successful of their program of study, the Education Division recommends the B.Ed. graduate for licensure by the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Oʻahu, Kauaʻi
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. Required field experience in a DOE classroom may be completed at the student's home island.
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Education
Contact:
Cathy Ikeda
Phone: (808) 689-2488
Email: cathyi@hawaii.edu
Education, Secondary Education, EnglishEducation, Secondary Education, EnglishUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system, or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The UH West Oʻahu Bachelor of Education degree with a concentration in Secondary Education, grades 6-12, prepares knowledgeable, skillful, responsive educators for a global society. Studies encompass an innovative, field-based teacher preparation program, as well as public service activities that support West Oʻahu and Kauaʻi communities. This area of concentration is especially designed for teacher candidates who wish to specialize in teaching English language arts, at middle and high school levels, grades 6-12. A strong liberal arts curriculum supports candidates’ excellent knowledge of content in the chosen discipline.

Throughout their program of study, teacher candidates participate in over 630 hours of field-based coursework, including the early field experience, service learning, introduction to middle-level and secondary education, and two practicums taken concurrently with content methods courses. The program culminates in a 15-week, 450-hour, full-time secondary student teaching semester in the chosen field. Field placements occur in middle and high schools island-wide and especially in Central and Leeward Oʻahu and on the Waiʻanae Coast and on Kauaʻi island. Faculty delivers courses on-campus and online, while maintaining flexible scheduling to accommodate teacher candidates' busy lives. Upon successful completion of their program of study, the Education Division recommends the B.Ed. graduate for licensure by the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Available: Oʻahu, Kauaʻi
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. Required field experience in a DOE classroom may be completed at the student's home island.
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Education
Contact:
Cathy Ikeda
Phone: (808) 689-2488
Email: cathyi@hawaii.edu
Humanities, EnglishHumanities, EnglishUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system, or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The concentration in English offers students the opportunity to critically and creatively examine literature; artistic expression; cultural, social, and rhetorical analyses; and a wide array of reading and writing practices. Students begin their studies with survey courses that introduce UH West Oʻahu's four emphasis fields: literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and cultural studies. After exploring a range of disciplinary approaches, upper-level students then move on to develop disciplinary depth in emphasis field(s) of their choice, selecting from a range of coursework influenced by cultural and rhetorical theory; drama and film studies; media theory; language and composition studies; literary criticism; and writing workshops. Finally, students apply this knowledge in a culminating senior project or practicum that engages the English studies emphases of their choice from original, critical, and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Stanley Orr
Phone: (808) 689-2349
Email: sorr@hawaii.edu
Humanities, Hawaiian - Pacific StudiesHumanities, Hawaiian - Pacific StudiesUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Hawaiian-Pacific Studies is the study of the Hawaiian and Pacific Island peoples and cultures. Hoʻokahi paena o ka moana nui ʻakea. At the foundation of the Hawaiian-Pacific Studies program is the perspective and understanding that a single ocean connects the islands and the peoples of the Pacific and Hawaiʻi. The societies of the Pacific have their own unique histories, languages, cultures, literature, arts, social structure, architecture, and contemporary issues. The Hawaiian-Pacific Studies concentration offers a wide array of courses on Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Islands, giving students an overview of Pacific Island peoples and an in-depth knowledge of specific aspects of the cultures of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. The curriculum provides a good foundation of knowledge, including art, history, language, literature, and contemporary issues of all Oceania (including Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia) with Hawai‘i at its core.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. Program conducted totally online with some courses offered synchronously (where everyone is online at the same time) and some courses offered asynchronously (where work is done on your own time).
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Saʻiliemanu Lilomaiava-Doktor
Phone: (808) 689-2355
Email: sailiema@hawaii.edu
Humanities, HistoryHumanities, HistoryUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

History is the study of the past based on finding, analyzing, and interpreting recorded evidence. It is a discipline that seeks both to understand the past in its own terms and to explain the present in light of the past. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in History will learn about the causes of significant events in history; examine historical developments in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Hawaiʻi, and the Pacific; assess the role of major actors on the world stage; and foster the skills necessary to discover and express effectively an understanding of the past.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. Program conducted totally online with some courses offered synchronously (where everyone is online at the same time) and some courses offered asynchronously (where work is done on your own time).
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Jason Chun
Phone: (808) 689-2350
Email: jmchun@hawaii.edu
Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences of OceansInterdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences of OceansUH Mānoa

This Interdisciplinary Studies BA in Social Sciences of Oceans is a fully online degree designed to offer students training in social science approaches to addressing complex problems related to our oceans and island societies. Major required upper division courses span across seven departments in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi - Mānoa, including Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography and Environment, Political Science, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning and the Center for Pacific Island Studies.

This online degree program offers students interdisciplinary approaches to studying issues of global importance, such as governance and nationhood; identity and inequality; resource management and development; and the movements of peoples and cultural forms. Taking our location in the middle of the Pacific seriously, the program centers Oceania and the voices of Pacific Islanders.

Designed for working adults, this accelerated online BA degree is offered in five week segments. This program is flexible and focused. If you have prior college credits equivalent to an AA degree, you will earn this online Bachelor of Arts degree in less than two-and-a-half years.

As an option for students with no college credits, the College of Social Sciences Aloha Pathways Online program allows a student to complete the first two years of general education requirements online through a partnership with the Leeward Community College. The program allows students to smoothly transfer into the BA program at UHM and complete the major requirements. Qualifying students can have dual admissions and dual enrollment with UHM through the UH Kaʻieʻie Program.

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Entry Term: Spring, Summer, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 36-45
Course Format: 5-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
College of Social Sciences Online Program
Email: CSSOP@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Community HealthPublic Administration, Community HealthUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Students studying Community Health will be equipped with a diverse set of skills in the areas of community engagement, community health education and promotion, and community action research necessary for improving the health of communities. Current health professionals may broaden their knowledge of techniques for engaging communities in health across sectors. The program provides students training in becoming leaders in the field of community health, promoting health, advancing health equity, and improving health in communities where they live, learn, work, and play.

Community Health may be suitable for those interested in future careers in nursing, medicine, research and biomedical related fields. The concentration prepares students for professional schools such as medical school, physician assistant school, nursing school and graduate public health programs.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Camonia Graham-Tutt, CHES
Phone: (808) 689-2326
Email: camonia@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)UH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The study of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management provides students with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge that are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of emergency management administrators. All courses meet the national standards as established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Higher Education Project. The disaster preparedness and emergency management concentration is the only upper division disaster management program in the State of Hawaiʻi.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Ross Prizzia
Phone: (808) 689-2365
Email: rprizzia@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, General Public AdministrationPublic Administration, General Public AdministrationUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a concentration in General Public Administration learn to apply the principles of effective public sector management and identify and evaluate problems, policy dilemmas, and solutions in public administration. This program will also assist those who are already employed with the city, state, and federal government to advance their careers, and to more fully develop management, legal, behavioral and communication skills for more effective job performance. Students will receive a solid foundation in public sector practices and processes complemented by coursework in the social sciences. All General Public Administration students will receive a fundamental understanding of, and appreciation for, public sector management practices and administrative procedures.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Kristina Lu
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Health Care AdministrationPublic Administration, Health Care AdministrationUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The UH West Oʻahu Health Care Administration concentration is designed to further a studentʻs understanding of central concepts of health care systems as well as analyze and provide solutions to health care challenges. The program provides students with the essential skills and knowledge to work as health care administrators in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and long-term care facilities. This concentration will also assist those who are already employed in the health care field to fully develop management, legal and behavioral skills for more effective job performance. The UH West Oʻahu Health Care Administration program is the only undergraduate degree of its kind in the state of Hawaiʻi.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Kristina Lu
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Justice AdministrationPublic Administration, Justice AdministrationUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a concentration in Justice Administration will learn to apply the principles of justice administration to local, state and federal judicial systems, as well as identify and evaluate problems, policy dilemmas and solutions.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Kristina Lu
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Long-Term CarePublic Administration, Long-Term CareUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system, or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The Long-Term Care (LTC) concentration is designed to address the needs of the growing elderly population who need access to long-term care services. The concentration provides the skills needed to lead and manage long-term care facilities and community-based services. Long-Term Care may be suitable for those interested in future careers in nursing, medicine, research and biomedical related fields. The concentration prepares students for professional schools such as medical school, physician assistant school, nursing school and graduate public health programs.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Lisa Spencer, DHA, MPH
Phone: (808) 689-2483
Email: lisaspen@hawaii.edu
Social Sciences, Early Childhood EducationSocial Sciences, Early Childhood EducationUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Early Childhood Education program focuses on Early Childhood Education (birth through age eight) from a theoretical orientation and places the field within broader social, historical, political, and cultural contexts. Coursework in other areas of the social sciences provides a foundation for students to critically examine early education and childcare. Early Childhood Education students will examine how parents and other family members work collaboratively with teachers to build a learning and home environment that stimulates curiosity through informal educational opportunities. The principles of quality education, multiculturalism, critical thinking, and reflective teaching are infused in all major coursework. The courses are designed to build a strong sense of social justice while also educating all students from diverse backgrounds and inspiring teachers as agents of change. Conferral of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences with a concentration in Early Childhood Education does not result in professional licensure.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 57 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:

Dr. Orlando Garcia-Santiago, Division Chair
Phone: (808) 689-2337
Email: garciao@hawaii.edu

Brooke Rehmann, Lecturer
Email: rehmann@hawaii.edu

Social Sciences, Political ScienceSocial Sciences, Political ScienceUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Political science at UH West Oʻahu is distinctive in the inclusiveness of its concerns. It differs from the other social sciences in drawing from all the disciplines, from psychology and anthropology to history and philosophy, in offering a 'big picture' perspective on our public and private lives. The discipline goes beyond simply understanding the way things are, to an ethical consideration of 'what could and should be.' In this sense a political science education is transformational, enlightening the political culture and strengthening democracy. Today the big picture allows us to see our most pressing local problems as increasingly influenced by global economic and environmental forces in a world where multinational corporations are becoming more powerful than nation-states. At the same time there is a move back to localism in all its positive and negative aspects from place-based community building and identity politics to xenophobic ethnic nationalism and militant sectarianism. New electronic information technologies and social media are giving individuals and non-governmental organizations unprecedented access to the global stage in shaping politics. The goal of the program is to offer students an in-depth understanding of this rapidly changing landscape as a frame for self-understanding. In so doing, it helps students cultivate the motivation, skills, and creativity necessary for constructive participation in public life through civic engagement. Teaching strategies are personalized and promote holistic, democratic, active, service and multi-cultural modes of learning. All of this makes Political Science at UH West Oʻahu central to a well-rounded education. This also gives the degree wide application in most areas of public, personal, and work life.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. Program conducted totally online with some courses offered synchronously (where everyone is online at the same time) and some courses offered asynchronously (where work is done on your own time).
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Orlando Garcia-Santiago, Division Chair
Phone: (808) 689-2337
Email: garciao@hawaii.edu
Social Sciences, PsychologySocial Sciences, PsychologyUH West Oʻahu

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Psychology is the study of mind and behavior. UH West Oʻahu offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Psychology that integrates practical mental health applications with current theory. Students select courses from four clusters: human development; social psychology; experimental psychology; and clinical and applied psychology. The program culminates with a final senior seminar capstone course that is designed to guide students in the research and writing of a review paper on a topic of psychology. Through these course offerings, students will gain a strong understanding of psychological theory and methodology, while developing effective analytical and interpersonal skills.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. Program conducted totally online with some courses offered synchronously (where everyone is online at the same time) and some courses offered asynchronously (where work is done on your own time).
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Orlando Garcia-Santiago, Division Chair
Phone: (808) 689-2337
Email: garciao@hawaii.edu
Women, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesWomen, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesUH Mānoa

The BA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies provides students a thorough background in contemporary interdisciplinary scholarship in feminist and gender studies. The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is proud to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women, gender, and sexuality issues. Our department emphasizes multicultural and global education and innovative feminist research on issues of gender, sexuality, ethnic and national diversity, and social justice with a focus on women in Hawaiʻi, Asia, and the Pacific.

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a degree completion program for students who have ideally completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at a community college in the UH System or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

As an option for students with no college credits, The College of Social Sciences, Aloha Pathways Online program allows a student to complete the first two years of general education requirements online through a partnership with the Leeward Community College. The program allows students to smoothly transfer into the BA program at UHM and complete the major requirements. Qualifying students can have dual admissions and dual enrollment with UHM through the UH Kaʻieʻie Program.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 16-week
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
College of Social Sciences Online Program
Email: CSSOP@hawaii.edu

Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs
SubjectOffering Campus
Online Learning and Teaching (COLT)Online Learning and Teaching (COLT)UH Mānoa

The graduate level Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT) is offered fully online and requires the completion of 15 credits (5 courses). Although targeted for Hawaiʻi's educators, this program will also appeal to online educators throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The certificate program provides those who desire to deliver learning materials at a distance with the foundational knowledge and skills required to design, develop, and implement effective materials for online learning.

Throughout this completely online certificate program, participants will have numerous opportunities to integrate their professional experiences into their learning, apply their course assignments to their current professional activities, and actively engage with other professionals in the development of these proficiencies.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 15
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: All courses for the COLT program are offered fully online. Some courses may require attendance at live (synchronous) online sessions in the evenings from 6-8 PM HST.
Degree Awarded: Graduate Certificate