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S-STEM Departments and Majors

Astronomy (Minor, Minor, B.S.)

Leverage the unique infrastructure of Maunakea and the University Park of Science and Technology to learn astronomy and astrophysics, and train in modern methods of observational astronomy. Explore some of the biggest questions like: How did the Universe begin?

Biology (Minor, B.A., B.S., B.S.)

Biology, the study of living things, encompasses areas including biochemistry, botany, cell biology, ecology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, and zoology. This program emphasizes hands-on lab work, individualized learning, and field experience in the unique environment of Hawai╩╗i.

Chemistry (Minor, B.S., B.S.)

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the changes they undergo. Everything that is known in the physical universe is made up of either matter or energy and the rest is just empty space. Chemistry is often referred to as the central science; an understanding of chemistry can be a powerful tool.

Computer Science (Minor, B.S.)

Study algorithms, machine hardware, programming languages, operating systems, database design, and more. The coursework is laboratory-oriented to give you valuable hands-on experience.

Environmental Studies/Science (Cert., B.S.)

In this program, you will explore an innovative multidisciplinary approach covering a broad span of environmental topics. You will learn major concepts in fields such as biology, geology, chemistry, marine science, geography, anthropology, agriculture, political science, economics, and sociology.

Geology (Minor, Minor, B.A., B.S.)

Geology is the study of the Earth: its form and composition, the changes it has undergone and the dynamic forces shaping it today. You will explore the theory and application of a wide range of disciplines within the geosciences.

Marine Science (Minor, B.A., B.S.)

Explore this multidisciplinary program designed to take advantage of the unique variety of marine environments available for study around Hawai╩╗i Island. The program culminates in a capstone sequence, allowing you to focus on independent projects involving research or applied internships.

Mathematics (Minor, B.A.)

Build a broad background in modern mathematics and its applications. Pursue applications in areas including systems theory, graph theory, number theory, statistics, and geometry, which are widely used in computer science, business, and the physical, life, and social sciences.

Natural Science (B.A.)

This program is based on a holistic view of science that prepares you for teaching at the intermediate school level. You may choose among three curricular concentrations: general science, physical science, or environmental science.

Physics (Minor, B.A.)

Physics is the basic science underlying all other sciences. It attempts to describe the fundamental nature of the universe and how it works, striving for the simplest and yet most effective explanations.

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