The 2023-2024 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) Catalog is a comprehensive guide to UH Mānoa programs, course offerings, services, tuition, financial aid, faculty, facilities, academic policies, and other information of general importance to UH Mānoa students. The information in this Catalog is not necessarily complete; names and contact numbers for other publications and offices, which may offer additional information about specific areas of interest, have been included.

The Catalog is divided into five major sections:

  • Information about the University and the campus, student services, academic policies, tuition and financial aid;
  • Information about the individual colleges and schools and their academic programs;
  • Descriptions of courses offered;
  • Lists of administrators, faculty, and staff with their academic backgrounds; and
  • Campus policies and information, glossary, and index.

If you are a prospective freshman or transfer undergraduate student, consult the sections on undergraduate education, Undergraduate General Education Requirements, tuition, financial aid, and student life. In addition, you should read the program section of the department, college or school that interests you. Before selecting classes, read the course descriptions for prerequisites, credit hours, and other relevant information. For additional information on specific programs of study, consult the department chair, program director, or major advisor.

If you are a prospective graduate student, consult the graduate education section and the graduate chair of the program in which you are interested for information regarding admission requirements, degree options, registration, and related procedures.

If you are a continuing student, keep this Catalog handy as a source of general information. Familiarity with its contents can smooth your progress toward your degree.

Although every effort is made to keep the Catalog correct and current, there will be changes in courses offered and program requirements. Check the Office of the Registrar and your department, college or school for the most current information.

Web Information: This Catalog is available online at:

General Campus Information: For further information on UH Mānoa, contact:
UH Mānoa General Information
Campus Center 212, 2465 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7235 (Voice/Text)

Acknowledgments: This edition of the Catalog would not have been possible without the assistance of many people. Special thank you to the following: April Drexel, Lisa Fujikawa, Lori Furoyama, Kay Hamada, Lisa Imai, Selena Lau, Christine Ly, Laura Lyons, Julienne Maeda, Mark Nakamura, Diane Nakashima, Katrina Oliveira, Rosalie Paradise, April Quinn, Jennel Sesoko, Marween Yagin, and Ryan Yamaguchi. Thank you for the IT support: Osamu Makiguchi, Chad Omiya, and Chris Komatsu.

Cover and Section Heads: This is the twentienth year a “Design the Catalog Cover” competition was presented to the UH Mānoa student community. Divine Grace Cabico, a student in the BFA Graphic Design Program, created a design through illustration and typography; to create an isometric illustration that is youthful and exciting for students. There is a sense of community and diversity here at UH Mānoa, and I wanted to incorporate that into my design with diverse students and infamous spots on campus, such as the Campus Center tree, Hawai‘i Hall, and the palm trees everywhere. This design is dynamic to gravitate towards students and make them eager for the next school year!

Photographs: Cover illustration courtesy of the artist; inside photographs courtesy of the schools and colleges.

Comments: Contact the Mānoa Catalog Office at (808) 956-9947; 2500 Campus Road Hawai‘i Hall 121; Honolulu, HI 96822.

The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.