FAQ


For Exploratory students and Pre-Program students (i.e. Pre-Business), please make an appointment with the Manoa Advising Center in person or over the phone. Appointments can only be made for the SAME or NEXT day only. Advising appointments can be in person or over the phone. For students who are not on island, please note that all advising appointments are done in Hawai’i Standard Time.
Phone: (808) 956-7273 Office: Queen Lili’uokalani Center (QLC) 101

The Exploratory program is handled by the Manoa Advising Center.
Phone: (808) 956-7273 Office: Queen Lili’uokalani Center (QLC) 101 Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
If making an appointment, please note that appointments can only be made for the same or next day.


If you are seeking to meet with an advisor from a specific college / major, follow this link to the directory of advisors:

When you have chosen a major that they would like to obtain, it’s time to declare the major. To declare a major, you will need to meet with an advisor from the intended school within UH Manoa that they are 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)QLCSS 113(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 SciencesKeller 213(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

For Incoming Students

When filling out your application for UH Manoa, please select “Exploratory” for your major.

For Current Students

If you are currently a student with a declared major, and are considering switching to Exploratory, please make an appointment with the Manoa Advising Center to discuss and/or change your major to Exploratory.

Decision Making Tool

Utilize our Decision Making Tool to help you narrow down an Exploratory Path or general field of interest. From there, we can list majors that may interest you.

Holland’s Interest

Use the Holland’s Interest method to narrow down an Exploratory Path or general field of interest. From there, we can list majors that may interest you.

Exploratory Paths

Browse through our various Exploratory Paths, to see which majors are associated with each general field. 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.

A-Z Degree List

Browse through our A-Z Degree List of Undergraduate degree, minor and certificate programs.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Do you feel there is no major that fits your interests? Consider designing your own major through Interdisciplinary Studies

Get Some Advice

Feel free to make an appointment with the Manoa Advising Center to get some guidance from one of our Manoa Peer Advisors or Academic Advisors.