Hawaiʻinuiākea students have the option to pursue a major in Hawaiian Language and/or Hawaiian Studies with another major at another UHM school or college. This generally means that the student must plan for more time and more expenses towards the concurrent major completion.
A concurrent major is defined as a student earning and completing two undergraduate degrees from two different schools or colleges (e.g., BA HAW & BA History).
Caution: Individual schools or colleges may determine their concurrent major policies and academic relationships with one another. As a result, not all UHM schools or colleges will approve a concurrent major with Hawaiʻinuiākea. Some majors require more rigorous or higher requirements.
To become a concurent major at Hawaiʻinuiākea, a student must first:
- Earn 25 credits of successful coursework at UHM.
- Have a minimum overall 2.0 GPA.
- Declare a primary major before applying for a second major.
- Submit a written application for approval to concurrent major. Access the application form here.
- For more information regarding earning a concurrent major at UHM, access the information here.
Approved concurrent majors must complete the following requirements:
- All BA General Education requirements required by UHM.
- All major requirements for Hawaiian Language and/or Hawaiian Studies.
- All Hawaiʻinuiākea all-school requirements.
- Maintain a mininum overall 3.0 GPA for Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies courses.
- All concurrent major requirements (consult the concurrent school or college for information).
- No double counting/dipping of courses required for both concurrent majors.
- Earn a grade of B- or better in all concurrent major classes required for the Hawaiian Language major.
- Maintain a minimum overall 2.0 GPA as a concurrent major (consult with schools and colleges that require a higher GPA).
- Apply for graduation and undergraduate degrees with all concurrent major requirements completed (see above).
Please see your Academic Advisor (from both schools or colleges) for applying for a concurrent major and developing a plan of study for meeting the specific requirements and agreements that need to be approved.