Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Exploratory Health Sciences Meta Major

2-Year Academic Map 2019-2020

The Exploratory Health Sciences Meta-Major provides students the opportunity to explore a diversity of health science programs leading to rewarding careers. This meta-major allows students to investigate career pathways prior to selection of a major. The meta-major is designed to fulfill most general education requirements within the first two years. Students planning to apply to the BSN in Nursing are advised to declare the Exploratory Health Science Meta-Major.

This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2019-2020 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan. Please tap the button following each course to view course description and prerequisites or see the UH Hilo Catalog for more course information.

Year 1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
BIOL 243 3
BIOL 243L 1
FQ: Quantitative Reasoning 3
PSY 100 (DS: Social Science I) 3
100 or 200 Level COM Course 3
Credits 16

Year 1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
BIOL 244 3
BIOL 244L 1
CHEM 141 (DP: Physical Science) 3
MATH 115 , PSY 213 , SOC 280 -SOC 280L or BIOL 280 See note 1 (GQR: Quantitative Reasoning) 3
ANTH 205 (FGB: Global Multicultural Perspectives) 3
PSY 320 3
Credits 16

Year 2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
BIOL 275 (DB: Biological Science) 3
BIOL 275L (DY: Science Laboratory) 1
NURS 348 3
NURS 203 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I or DS: Social Science II 3
GL: Language Arts 3
Credits 16

Year 2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
NURS 375 3
KES 202 /NURS 202 (NURS Elective) 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
FGA or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Year 3 and Year 4


  1. Students must choose one of the following statistics courses: MATH 115 , PSY 213 , SOC 280 -SOC 280L or BIOL 280 .