Sports Psychology
Cognitive Science
Human Relations in Organizations
Linguistics

Aquaculture
Pre-Dentistry
Peace Studies
Urban Planning
Sustainability
Social Sciences of Oceans
Sports Leadership
Global Studies
Comparative Literature
Pre-Med
Marine Conservation

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What is Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)?

An opportunity to pursue innovated fields of study that are not restricted to conventional college boundaries.

  • We offer an Interdisciplinary Studies BA degree in both Pre-Planned paths and Self-Designed degree paths:
  • Pre-Planned degrees have scripted course requirements designed by faculty experts
  • Self-Designed degrees are unscripted and created by the student in collaboration with faculty experts

How do I become an IS major?

For Incoming Students:
Declare IS as your major in your University Admission Application and contact an IS Advisor at isp@hawaii.edu to start creating your degree proposal.

For Current Students: 
Declare IS as your primary or secondary major by contacting an IS Advisor at isp@hawaii.edu and completing a Major Declaration Form.

*See additional Advisor emails for specific IS programs 0n the "Contact Us" Page

Why pursue an IS BA degree?

As a UH Mānoa Student you have the chance to draw from three or more academic disciplines that work together to create a powerful learning experience and emphasize integrative learning, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. 

Through the IS program students will:

  • Discover the value of integrating the study of various academic disciplines suited to their life-long interests.
  • Learn creative solutions to some of today's most challenging problems.
  • Become interdisciplinary thinkers who analytically and creatively embrace new ideas.
  • Develop collaboration skills while working with others who have different perspectives.
  • Prepare for graduate and professional study, and for careers in new and emerging fields.