The Exploratory Program within the Mānoa Advising Center has compiled resources and steps to guide you through the process of selecting a major. As you are continuing through our Exploratory Paths, you can find additional information and tools to aide you below.
To help you narrow down your options of choosing an exploratory path, we’ve created a tool to give you a better idea of which exploratory path you might fit into:
UNIV 240 (The Fresh-More Experience)
The “Fresh-MORE” Experience is a course designed to provide freshmen and sophomores with the knowledge and skills to thrive in their second semester or second year at UH Mānoa. To be eligible for enrollment, students must be Exploratory (undeclared or undecided on a major) and have attended UH Mānoa for at least one semester and have earned less than 60 credits. The course is one-credit, meets once a week for 50-minutes, and is writing intensive.
Topics include major exploration (steps and resources), advising services, the Sophomore Slump, academic planning for future semesters, and preparation for after graduation.
UNIV 340 (Academic Exploration through Advising)
UNIV 340 is a 3-credit, Writing Intensive course designed to give students the opportunity to explore their skills, values, abilities, interests, and goals in a structured format. The small class size (20 student maximum), highly interactive and discussion-based format keeps the course engaging and exciting throughout the semester. The course meets twice a week (Tuesday and Thursdays), and explores the connections between areas of interests and potential career trajectory.
If you would like more information on either of these courses, please contact the exploratory program at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Mānoa Advising Center at 808-956-7273, or visit our office in QLCSS 101.
- Exploratory Arts & Humanities
- Exploratory Business & Industry
- Exploratory Health Sciences
- Exploratory Social Sciences
- Exploratory STEM
If you are seeking to meet with an advisor from a specific college / major, follow this link to the directory of advisors:
Now that you have chosen a major that you would like to obtain, its time to declare the major. To declare a major, meet with an advisor from the intended school within UH Manoa that you’re trying to major in.
Here is a list of the undergraduate advising offices:
|School of Architecture||Architecture 202||(808) 956-7225|
|Colleges of Arts & Humanities and Languages, Linguistics & Literature (declared majors)||Sinclair 301||(808) 956-8755|
|College of Social Sciences||Dean Hall, Room 2||(808) 956-0661|
|Shidler College of Business||Business Administration B101||(808) 956-8215|
|College of Education||Everly Hall 126||(808) 956-7849|
|College of Engineering||Holmes 240-A||(808) 956-8404|
|College of Natural Sciences||Sinclair 301||(808) 956-5911|
|Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge|
|Hawaiian Studies||KAMA 211||(808) 956-0642|
|Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language||Spalding 253A||(808) 956-7637|
|Exploratory||QLCSS 101||(808) 956-7273|
|John A. Burns School of Medicine|
|Medical Technology||Biomed C206||(808) 956-8557|
|School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene|
|Dental Hygiene||Hemingway 200B||(808) 956-8821|
|Nursing||Webster 201||(808) 956-8939|
|School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology||HIG 131B||(808) 956-8763|
|School of Pacific and Asian Studies||Moore 407||(808) 956-7814|
|Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work|
|Social Work||Gartley 203||(808) 956-7182|
|Public Health||Biomed D204||(808) 956-5753|
|School of Travel Industry Management||George 346||(808) 956-4887|
|College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources||Gilmore 1st Floor||(808) 956-8183|