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Dean Hirokawa's Photo It is a pleasure to welcome you to the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo—where education takes place with a spirit aloha. All of us in the CAS—students and faculty alike—are engaged in a process of continual life long learning. We are fortunate to have the beautiful island of Hawaiʻi as the setting for this learning. Hawaiʻi is a truly special place in the world and the island of Hawaiʻi provides a natural and cultural living laboratory in which the educational experience comes alive!

The College of Arts and Sciences offers twenty-five Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, five Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees, and eleven specialized undergraduate certificate programs. The College also offers four Master's degree programs in Education, China-US Relations, Counseling Psychology, and Tropical Conservation Biology and Ecological Science. Many of these programs take special advantage of our island location. Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Geography, and Marine Science are some examples of programs where UH Hilo offers a unique educational environment. Excellent professional programs in Education and Nursing prepare students for professional careers. UH Hilo offers a broad array of educational possibilities, nearly as diverse as its student body and as varied as the island climate zones encountered as one travels from the ocean shore to the peak of Mauna Kea. Explore our web site and learn which of these possibilities best suits your personal goals and interests.

Randy Y. Hirokawa
Dean, CAS
randyh@hawaii.edu