Concurrent Majors

Hawaiʻinuiākea students may opt to be a concurrent major in Hawaiian Language or Hawaiian Studies and another academic major (e.g., History) to earn their undergraduate degree.

  • Double major = Two degrees from the same school or college

  • Concurrent major = Two degrees from two different schools or colleges


To be a concurrent major, a student must:

  1. Earn 25 credits of successful coursework
  2. Have a minimum 3.25 GPA
  3. Submit application of concurrent degree

Caution: Not all UHM schools or colleges will approve a concurrent major with Hawaiʻinuiākea.  Individual schools or colleges may determine their concurrent major policies and academic relationships with one another.


Concurrent majors must complete specific BA general education requirements and concurrent major requirements. This generally means that the student must plan for more time and more expenses towards degree completion.

Once approved, concurrent majors must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits in each degree program
  • Maintain a minimum 3.25 overall GPA


Policy on Double Counting for Concurrent Majors

For concurrent majors, the same courses may not be used to satisfy major requirements in both degree programs, unless the specific course is required by both programs.  In other words, students may not double dip, i.e., use the same course to satisfy major requirements in both degree programs

In general, students must meet all of the requirements for Hawaiian Language (or Hawaiian Studies), their second major (e.g., History) and the BA general education requirements.  Where there is a potential for conflict, the current UH Mānoa policy and regulations stipulated for Concurrent Undergraduate Majors will apply.

Please see your Academic Advisor for applying for a concurrent major and developing a plan of study for meeting the specific requirements and agreements that need to be approved.

Click here to apply for double majors in HAW & HWST.  Request an appointment now.

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