PresidentLassnerProvost Bruno

As President of the University of Hawai‘i and Provost of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, we welcome you to the 2020-2021 General Catalog. You can plan your academic journey through these pages, as you learn more about the nation’s most remarkable public institute of higher education.

UH Manoa is a major research university situated in the middle of the Pacific, where East meets West. We are proud of our welldeserved reputation as a global research leader, having earned global renown for discovery and innovation in all aspects of spanning land, sea, space, and sky.

Our students are deeply engaged as they learn and discover, developing critical thinking and prob

lem-solving skills that will enhance their lives and communities. They are imbued with a global sense of citizenship as they matriculate on a campus grounded in the traditional values and wisdom of the Native Hawaiians who lived sustainably across these islands for centuries.

Commence your visit to UH Manoa by reviewing this updated Catalog, brimming with general information on our colleges, schools, programs, courses, student life, and campus community members.

Discover the academic programs and dedicated individuals united by our main responsibilities–our kuleana–to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate educa

tion across a broad range of fields of study with a student body and faculty engaged in a very high level of research addressing the challenges and opportunities that face Hawai‘i and the world.


David Lassner
President, University of Hawai‘i

Michael Bruno Provost
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa