Hawaiian Studies Program

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The AA in Hawaiian Studies is designed to provide either the first two years of a baccalaureate program in Hawaiian Studies or to prepare students for study in other, broader fields of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

About the Program

  • Associate in Arts, Hawaiian Studies (60 credits) is designed to provide either the first two years of a baccalaureate program in Hawaiian Studies or to prepare students for study in other, broader fields of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences.
  • Academic Subject Certificate, Hawaiian Studies (17 credits) is intended to provide students with a strong introduction to the culture, language and history of Hawai‘i and the Native Hawaiian people. The certificate enhances the Liberal Arts degree and prepares students with a strong foundation to complete their baccalaureate degrees in Hawaiian Studies or other fields of study at the University of Hawai‘i.

The time to complete the certificates or the degree varies from one to four semesters. To obtain the associate degree in two years, you have to take an average of 15 credits/semester.

Costs: tuition and fees

Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies Program Outcomes
Graduates of the AAHS program will be able to:

  • Describe Native Hawaiian linguistic, cultural, historical and political concepts.
  • Explain Native Hawaiian concepts as expressed in the broader areas of science, humanities, arts or social sciences.
  • Use writing to discover, develop, communicate and reflect on issues relevant to the Native Hawaiian community.

Academic Subject Certificate in Hawaiian Studies Program Learning Outcomes

  • Examine Native Hawaiian linguistic, cultural, historical and political concepts.
  • Explain Native Hawaiian concepts as expressed in the broader areas of science, humanities, arts or social sciences.
  • Use writing to discover, develop, communicate and reflect on issues relevant to the Native Hawaiian community.

Luʻukia Archer, Assistant Professor CC, Hawaiian Studies; B.A., M.A., University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Momiala Kamahele, Professor CC, Hawaiian Studies; B.A., M.A., A.B.D., University of Hawai‘i

Tracie Kuʻuipo C. Losch, Associate Professor CC, Hawaiian Studies, B.A., M.A., University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

At Wai‘anae - Genai Keliʻikuli, Assistant Professor CC, Hawaiian Studies; B.A. Hawaiian Studies, M.A. Political Science, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa