Current Students

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.

Below are the six different exploratory paths we offer. If you click on a link, you will be able to get more information as well as see the different majors that are related to the path.

To help you get a better idea of what major to choose, please follow the link below to a list of all majors offered here at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

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:

There are two courses offered by Mānoa Advising Center advisors to assist students in the major exploration process.

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, call the Mānoa Advising Center at 808-956-7273, or visit our office in QLCSS 101.

If you would like to meet with an advisor, navigate through the following pages to find the appropriate advisor associated with your major of choice.

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:

College/SchoolLocationPhone number
School of ArchitectureArchitecture 202(808) 956-7225
Colleges of Arts & Humanities and Languages, Linguistics & Literature (declared majors)Sinclair 301(808) 956-8755
College of Social SciencesDean Hall, Room 2(808) 956-0661
Shidler College of BusinessBusiness Administration B101(808) 956-8215
College of EducationEverly Hall 126(808) 956-7849
College of EngineeringHolmes 240-A(808) 956-8404
College of Natural SciencesSinclair 301(808) 956-5911
Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
 Hawaiian StudiesKAMA 211(808) 956-0642
 Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian LanguageSpalding 253A(808) 956-7637
ExploratoryQLCSS 101(808) 956-7273
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Medical Technology Biomed C206(808) 956-8557
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
 Dental HygieneHemingway 200B(808) 956-8821
 NursingWebster 201(808) 956-8939
School of Ocean and Earth Science and TechnologyHIG 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