Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language Undergraduate Programs
- Kalena Silva, Ph.D.
- William H. Wilson, Ph.D.
- Makalapua Alencastre, M.A.
- Alohalani Housman, M.Ed.
- Noelani Iokepa-Guerrero, Ph.D.
- Kauanoe Kamanā, Ph.D.
- Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa, Ph.D.
- Hiapo K. Perreira, Ph.D.
- Scott Saft, Ph.D.
- Yumiko Ohara, Ph.D.
- Jason D. Cabral, M.A.
- Kekoa Harman, M.A.
- Larry L. Kimura, Ph.D.
Vision and Mission of the College
ʻO ka ʻōlelo ke kaʻāo ka mauli: language is the fiber that binds us to our cultural identity.
UH Hilo's College of Hawaiian Language, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, was established in 1998 as the world's first college through the medium of Hawaiian. The College is named in honor of Ruth Keʻelikōlani Keanolani Kanāhoahoa, the 19th century high chiefess known for her strong advocacy of Hawaiian language and culture.
The mission of the college is first to seek the revitalization of the Hawaiian language and culture, endangered by the dominance of Western culture in the twentieth century, so that both language and culture once again become commonplace in both educational and non-educational contexts in Hawaiʻi. Secondly, the college seeks to aid other indigenous peoples who wish to revitalize their own endangered languages and cultures.
The academic programs division of Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language emphasizes Hawaiian language, traditional Hawaiian culture, indigenous language and culture revitalization, linguisitcs and education in a Hawaiian medium school environment. It also includes a P-12 laboratory school program. The college currently oversees the following degree and certificate programs:
- B.A. in Hawaiian Studies
- B.A. in Linguistics
- Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
- Residency Regulations for Tuition Purposes
- Admission Procedures
- Admission of First-Time Freshmen
- Admission of Transfer Students
- Admission of International Students
- Admission of Returnees
- Admission of Unclassified, Non-degree Students
- Admission of Auditors
- Running Start/Early Admission Program
- Admission to Summer Session
- Admission to Agriculture Development Program
- Information for Admitted Students
- Average Graduation and Persistence Rates
- Profile of Admitted Freshmen Students 2013
- College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM)
- Agriculture: Animal Science—Livestock Production Specialty
- Agriculture: Animal Science—Pre-Veterinary Specialty
- Agriculture: Aquaculture Specialty
- Agriculture: Tropical Horticulture Specialty
- Agriculture: Tropical Plant Science and Agroecology Specialty
- Agriculture Minor
- Beekeeping Certificate
- Forest Resource Management and Conservation Certificate
- Plant Tissue Culture Certificate
- Tropical Farming Certificate
- Special Programs
- CAFNRM Courses
- College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
- Administration of Justice
- Chinese Studies Certificate
- Computer Application Development Specialization Certificate
- Computer Science
- Database Management Certificate
- School of Education
- Educational Studies Certificate
- Engineering Program
- Environmental Studies Certificate
- Environmental Studies/Science
- Filipino Studies Certificate
- Global Engagement Certificate
- Japanese Studies
- Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
- Liberal Studies
- Marine Option Program Certificate
- Marine Science
- Natural Science
- School of Nursing
- Pacific Islands Studies Certificate
- Performing Arts
- Performing Arts Certificate
- Planning Certificate
- Political Science
- Pre-Pharmacy Program
- STEM Research Honors Certificate
- Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certificate
- Women’s Studies Certificate
- College of Business and Economics (CoBE)
- Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) Undergraduate Program
- Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language Undergraduate Programs
- College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS)
- How to Read Course Descriptions
- Undergraduate Courses by Department
- Honors, Interdisciplinary Studies, Military Science, and University Courses