Academic Advising

The Mānoa Advising Center (MAC) provides academic advising for students who are undecided on a major or pre-majors.

Design Your Own Major

If no University major is quite your size or shape, you may find a better fit through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Planning to Succeed

Bachelor Degree Program Sheets and Sample Four Year Academic Plans are intended as advising tools to be used in tandem with academic advising.

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides opportunities for talented, motivated undergraduates to excel in their academic studies.

Featured Program

  • New Undergraduate Journal Launching This Fall

    Mānoa Horizons, a new peer-reviewed academic journal featuring high quality creativity, innovation, and research conducted and synthesized by undergraduate students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is launching its first issue this fall. Under the editorship of Dr. Christine Beaule, Mānoa Horizons represents a partnership among the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Honors Program, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and the Honors Faculty. Issues of the journal are published annually in the fall and include undergraduate work conducted or completed during the previous academic year. Each annual issue is published simultaneously on the journal’s website and in print. The print issue includes selected outstanding works, as well as the titles and abstracts of additional selections published in full on the journal’s website. The inaugural issue volume features titles such as: “To Come Out is to Uphold and Liberate: The Hegemony and Queerness of Christian Closets” (by Jonathan Omuro); “Quantifying Atmospheric Fallout of Fukushima-Derived Radioactive Isotopes in Mushrooms in the Hawaiian Islands” (by Trista McKenzie); “Conceptual Design of Kewalo Basin and Kupu Hawai‘i’s Youth Facility” (Kristoffer Jugueta); and “Autism-Spectrum Disorder: Testing Perceptions of Reality through the Monty Hall Problem” (Sakaria Auelua-Toomey). For more information, visit: or contact University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Contact: Christine Beaule, (808) 956-8391

  • Omuro Recognized by National Honors Organization

    UH Manoa Honors graduate Jonathan Omuro has been named a 2016 Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Omuro, who graduated with a BA in English in Fall 2015 and was advised by English Associate Professor Cynthia Franklin, wrote his Honors thesis on “Queering the Gay/Christian Intersection: An Exploration of Celibacy, Ex-gay, and the Christian Closet in Gay Christian Narratives.” Omura is one of four 2016 NCHC Portz Scholars who will give presentations of their papers at the 2016 NCHC national conference in Seattle, Washington, in October 2016. He will be introduced by Dr. Vernadette Gonzalez, UH Manoa Honors Director. “This is an example of the wonderful accomplishments of our students at UH Manoa who are able to achieve with support from faculty,” said Gonzalez. “Jonathan Omura’s timely thesis wedded the sophistication and urgency of queer theory with a sensitivity to close readings of Christian memoirs.” There were a total of 39 institutional nominees for the national accolade. It is the first time a UH Manoa student has been named a Portz Scholar. Omuro is a Mililani resident. Omuro, who was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Oregon, Eugene, this fall. For more information on the Office of Undergraduate Education’s Honors Program, see

  • Manoa Transfer Coordination Center

    Are you a Ka`ie`ie student in need of assistance? Are you transferring and need help navigating UHM? Stop by the Manoa Transfer Coordination Center (MTCC) to speak with a Transfer Specialist who can assist you. Transfer Specialists will: 1.  Provide guidance to students in the Ka‘ie‘ie Program 2.  Explain the various transfer options for UHM 3.  Identify and provide contact information of specific Manoa college and major advisor 4.  Identify UHM campus resources 5.  Address transfer student concerns The MTCC is located in Sinclair Library’s Student Success Center (Mezzanine #2 in the Heritage Reading Room). Contact us at

Featured: New Director of Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center

Kiana Shiroma became the Director of the Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) this past July. She has recently overseen the move of PAC, which is now located in Sinclair Library, Room 108. Kiana is excited to be working with her peer advisors to provide in-person and group advising, orientation, workshop, and information for pre-health and pre-law students throughout the state.

The Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) at UHM is excited to announce its new location and contact information:

Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
Sinclair Library, Room 108
(808) 956-8646
Open: Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except state holidays

We provide orientations and workshops for pre-health and pre-law students. For schedule, go to

We welcome walk-in or scheduled advising appointments. To schedule an appointment, go to

Come visit us soon!

  • Exploratory Program

    If you are not yet ready to choose your major, you can sign up for course clusters in an exploratory path that will allow you to explore a grouping of similar majors. They have been carefully designed to fulfill general education requirements and allow you to take introductory courses to the majors in an interest area. Exploratory Paths include: Exploratory; Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Health Sciences; Social Sciences; and STEM. For more information, go to

  • Are You a Pre-Major Student?

    The pre-major category exists because students cannot declare these majors until they meet the admission requirements of the specific college or school to which you are applying . A pre-major is not a major, declaring a pre-major only indicates interest in pursuing that major. If you have not been fully admitted to a college or school within UHM and have not decided about your major, you are considered an exploratory student. Go to the exploratory students page. Visit the Manoa Advising Center at for more information.

  • 2016-17 Manoa Catalog

    The Catalog is an up-to-date, comprehensive guide to UH Manoa programs, course offerings, services, tuition, financial aid, faculty, facilities, academic policies, and information of general importance to UH Manoa students and the general public. The online UH Manoa Catalog website is available at