Exploratory Program

Welcome to the Manoa Advising Center's Exploratory Program Website!

Find your Exploratory Path

for more information, navigate through the different "Exploratory Path" pages.

Specialty Programs

for a list of majors not found in the exploratory categories, see the "Specialty Programs" page

I want to explore

if you would like to take some time to explore your options, please visit the "Exploratory" page

Mission Statement

The mission of the Exploratory Program is to assist students in achieving their educational, personal, and career goals by selecting a major that aligns their interests, abilities, and goals. To help students select a best-fit major, the Exploratory Program works in conjunction with the following offices to offer the indicated services:

The Manoa Advising Center who offer academic advising and major exploration assistance, First Year Program who run learning communities and freshman seminars, New Student Orientation who provide orientation for incoming UHM students, and the Manoa Career Center who offer career exploration and guidance.

Course Clusters

If you are not yet ready to choose your major, you can sign up for course clusters in an exploratory path that will allow you to explore a grouping of similar majors. Course clusters have been carefully designed to fulfill general education requirements and allow you to take introductory courses to the majors in an interest area. Exploratory Paths include: Exploratory; Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Health Sciences; Social Sciences; and STEM.