College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

A class discussion takes place outside 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 of 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 Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees, Master's degrees, and specialized undergraduate certificate programs. The College also offers Master's degree programs in Education, Counseling Psychology and Heritage Management. Many of these programs take special advantage of our island location. Anthropology, Environmental Science, Geography and History are some examples of programs where UH Hilo offers a unique educational environment. Excellent professional programs in Counseling Psychology and Education 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 Maunakea. Explore our web site and learn which of these possibilities best suits your personal goals and interests.

Aloha,

Michael Bitter
casdean@hawaii.edu

(808) 932-7095

bitter@hawaii.edu

(808) 932-7096

University Classroom Building, room 304

Departments and Programs

Anthropology

Undergraduate; Graduate

B.A. in Anthropology, Minor in Anthropology, Pacific Island Studies Certificate, M.A. Heritage Management, Ph.D. Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization

Art

Undergraduate

B.A. in Art, Minor in Art

Communication

Undergraduate

B.A. in Communication, Minor in Communication

Education

Undergraduate; Graduate

B.A. in Education, Educational Studies Certificate, M.A. in Education

English

Undergraduate

B.A. in Education, Educational Studies Certificate, M.A. in Education

Geography

Undergraduate

B.A. in Geography, Minor in Geography, Planning Certificate

History

Undergraduate

B.A. in History, Minor in History, Public History Certificate

Languages

Undergraduate

B.A. in Japanese Studies, Japanese Studies Minor, Japanese Teaching Certificate, Chinese Studies Certificate, Filipino Studies Certificate, Spanish Language for Careers Certificate

Performing Arts

Undergraduate

B.A. in Performing Arts, Minor in Performing Arts, Performing Arts Certificate

Philosophy

Undergraduate

B.A. in Philosophy, Minor in Philosophy

Political Science

Undergraduate

B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Political Science, International Politics Certificate, Public Policy Certificate

Sociology

Undergraduate

B.A. in Sociology, Sociology Minor