Upper Division Requirement
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the College of Business and Economics (COBE), and Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani/College of Hawaiian Language (KHUOK) usually require students to earn at least 45 semester hours in courses at the 300- and 400-level (also called “upper-division courses"). However, for some majors requiring more than 15 semester hours in 100- and 200-level courses, the upper-division course requirement has been reduced. The majors approved for this reduction are:
- Environmental Science/Studies
- Marine Science
- Natural Science
- Nursing, RN to BSN program
- Performing Arts
The program descriptions in this catalog for some of these majors specify a set number of upper-division semester hours which must be completed to graduate. Other programs use a formula to compute the number of upper-division semester hours required of their majors. In these cases, the requirement for 45 semester hours in 300- and 400-level courses is reduced by the number of semester hours over and above 15 in 100- and 200-level courses required for the major.