Getting to know: Pharmacy & English

Assistant Editor in Chief Daisy Stewart

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is part of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. Faculty members within the department teach in the Pharm.D. program and in the Ph.D. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The research within the department covers many areas including drug development, drug delivery, natural products, cancer biology and infectious disease. The faculty members within the department offer opportunities for undergraduate students to gain research experience through both the INBRE and SHARP programs. For INBRE Student Research Experience information contact Dr Susan Jarvi (, SHARP information can be found at For students that are interested in pursuing graduate studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences then contact Dr Ghee Tan ( for more information.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo English Department offers students a well-rounded, culturally balanced approach through introductory and specialized courses in composition, literature and film. In addition to a foundation of traditional English topics like British and American literature, the program offers a range of alternative and global literary works. Some classes explore graphic novels, the literature of Hawai‘i, folklore, film, gender studies, and ethnic studies. Class sizes create intimate class settings, and the program allows for close student-professor relationships. Curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, writing, strong communication skills, and cultural awareness. The UH Hilo English Club provides a welcoming forum for students to socialize.

Graduates pursue various careers from education and journalism to law and research in media and technology. Students graduating with a TESOL certificate pursue careers as teachers of English to speakers of other languages in Hawai‘i and abroad. The Certificate in Creative Writing provides students with a solid foundation in creative writing forms, techniques, and professional opportunities. A degree in English prepares students for careers in business and government, law, education, administration, advertising, broadcasting, personnel management, journalism, public relations, archiving, translation, information science, library science, counseling, media studies, and many more.