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Hawaiʻinuiākea students have the option to double major in both Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies to earn two undergraduate degrees at UH Mānoa: BA in Hawaiian & BA in Hawaiian Studies.  This generally means that the student must plan for more time and more expenses towards the double major completion.

A double major is defined as a student earning and completing two undergraduate degrees from the same school or college (e.g., BA HAW & BA HWST at Hawaiʻinuiākea).

To become a double major at Hawaiʻinuiākea, a student must first:

  1. Earn 25 credits of successful coursework at UHM.
  2. Have a minimum overall 2.0 GPA.
  3. Declare either HAW or HWST as their primary major.
  4. Submit a written application for approval to double major. Access the application form here.
  5. For more information regarding earning a double major at HSHK, access the information here.

Approved double majors must complete the following requirements:

  • All BA General Education requirements required by UHM.
  • All major requirements for Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies.
  • All Hawaiʻinuiākea all-school requirements.
  • No double counting/dipping of courses required for both majors
  • Maintain a mininum overall 3.0 GPA for Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies courses.
  • Earn a grade of B- or better in all double major classes required for the Hawaiian Language major.
  • Apply for graduation and undergraduate degrees with all double major requirements completed (see above).

Please see your Academic Advisor for applying for a double major and developing a plan of study for meeting the specific requirements and agreements that need to be approved.

Click here to apply for double majors in HAW & HWST. Request an appointment now.

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