The ASC in Hawaiian Studies prepares students for careers in education, the visitor industry, or in fields requiring expertise in Hawaiian subject matter.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Access sources of Information about Hawai'i and Hawaiian Studies.
  • Critically analyze information about Hawai'i and Hawaiian Studies.
  • Communicate, applying correct Hawaiian pronunciation, spelling, basic phrase and sentence patterns.
  • Apply a firm foundation to continued Hawaiian language acquisition.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Hawai'i, its natural and social history, and its Hawaiian heritage.
  • Identify Hawaiian environmental and community issues and ways to contribute to Hawai'i by applying information and understanding gained from the ASC in Hawaiian Studies.
  • Understand, appreciate, articulate, and safeguard Hawai'i, its unique heritage and identity through having attained the ASC in Hawaiian Studies.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older, or
  • Have earned a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalency

International Student requirements and information Submit an application if you are:

  • Not currently enrolled at any of the UH system campuses
  • A first-time college student
  • A returning student (a person who previously attended but is not currently enrolled at any other UH campus)
  • A transfer student (a person who is currently or was previously enrolled at a non-UH institution)
  • Transfer Credit Search - UH System Course Transfer Database
  • An Early Admit or Running Start student (a junior or senior high school student admitted under the Early Admission or Running Start program)
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
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- Resident $126 per credit, Non-resident $340 per credit
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