feedback
Home

Majors and Minors


Major and Minor Requirements

The General Education requirement at BYU–Hawaii is a foundational experience for all students.  

Click here for the New GE Program that will start in Fall 2015 for all new students.
Click here to review an optional transition to the new GE program for students enrolled before Fall 2015.
Click here to review a list of current General Education Requirements in effect for all students until Fall 2015. (All students, other than those who start in Fall 2015, may stay on this program.)
Click here to view a comparision of the old, transition, and new programs.

Click here to view the policy about the availability of deactivated requirement sheets.

Major or Track

Major Requirements (MRS)

Sample Major Academic Plan (MAP)

Sample Major Academic Plan (MAP) for Transfer Students

Accounting MRS MAP T-MAP
Art (Graphic Design, Painting) MRS

 MAP (Design)   MAP (Painting)

T-MAP (Design)  T-MAP (Painting)  

Biochemistry MRS MAP (Fall)
MAP (Winter)
MAP (Spring)
T-MAP (Fall)
T-MAP (Winter)
T-MAP (Spring)
Biology  
     -General Biology MRS  MAP (Fall)
MAP (Winter)
MAP (Spring)
T-MAP (Fall)
T-MAP (Winter)
T-MAP (Spring)
     -Marine Biology MRS  MAP (Fall)
MAP (Winter)
MAP (Spring)
T-MAP (Fall)
T-MAP (Winter)
T-MAP (Spring)
     -Molecular Biology MRS  MAP (Fall-Even)
MAP (Fall-Odd)
MAP (Winter-Even)
MAP (Winter-Odd)
MAP (Spring-Even)
MAP (Spring-Odd)
T-MAP (Fall-Even)
T-MAP (Fall-Odd)
T-MAP (Winter-Even)
T-MAP (Winter-Odd)
T-MAP (Spring-Even)
T-MAP (Spring-Odd)
     -Biomedical MRS  MAP (Fall)
MAP (Winter)
MAP (Spring)
T-MAP (Fall)
T-MAP (Winter)
T-MAP (Spring)
Business Management  
     -Finance Track

MRS

MAP T-MAP
     -Human Resource and Organizational Behavior Track

MRS

MAP T-MAP
     -Marketing Track

MRS

MAP T-MAP
     -Operations and Supply Chain Management Track

MRS 

MAP T-MAP
Computer Science MRS MAP T-MAP
Elementary Education MRS MAP T-MAP
English MRS MAP T-MAP
Exercise and Sport Science  
     -Biomedical Science MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Business Management MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Health MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Sports and Fitness Management MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Sports Performance MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Exercise and Sports Science Education MRS MAP T-MAP
Hawaiian Studies MRS MAP T-MAP
History MRS MAP T-MAP
Hospitality and Tourism Management MRS MAP T-MAP
Information Systems MRS MAP T-MAP
Information Technology MRS MAP T-MAP
Interdisciplinary Studies MRS MAP T-MAP
International Cultural Studies  
     -Cultural Anthropology MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Communications and Culture MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Comparative Humanities MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Intercultural Peacebuilding MRS
MAP T-MAP
Mathematics MRS    
     -Pure Mathematics MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Applied Mathematics MRS

MAP

T-MAP

Music  
     -General Music MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Piano Performance MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Vocal Performance MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Instrumental Performance MRS MAP T-MAP
     -World Music Studies MRS MAP T-MAP
Pacific Island Studies MRS MAP T-MAP
Political Science MRS MAP T-MAP
Psychology MRS MAP (Fall)
MAP (Winter)
MAP (Spring)
T-MAP (Fall)
T-MAP (Winter)
T-MAP (Spring)
Secondary Education  
     -Art Education MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Biology Education MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Business Education MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Chemistry Education MRS MAP T-MAP
     -English Education MRS MAP T-MAP
     -History Education MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Mathematics Education MRS

MAP (even year) MAP(odd year)

T-MAP
     -Exercise and Sports Science Education MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Physical Science Education MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Physics Education MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Social Sciences Education MRS MAP T-MAP
     -Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education MRS MAP T-MAP
Social Work MRS MAP T-MAP
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) MRS MAP T-MAP
University Studies MRS MAP T-MAP

Degree

Requirement Sheet

Art & Sciences AAS 2014        AAS 2015
Science in Business Management BUSMAS 2014  BUSMAS 2015

Starting in Winter Semester 2014 the AAS degree will also be available to be pursued as a Distance Learning degree by students who will not come to campus to study.

Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree

The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree can be completed in one to two years and provides an option for students whose plans prevent them from continuing on towards a Bachelors degree with our university. A 12-credit minimum emphasis cluster is the focal point of the degree, supplemented and enhanced by a large portion of general education coursework.

AAS Degree Requirements for new students starting Fall 2015:

  • One emphasis area cluster of at least 12 credits
  • General Education Requirements as follows (refer to GE requirements page for specific course choices):
    • Math or Language Track
    • ENGL 101
    • GE 100 (or Hist 201 or Hist 202)
    • GE 110 (or Engl 201 or Engl 314/315)
    • GE 120
    • Exercise Science (any 100-level EXS class or EXS 200R/201R
    • Humanities & Culture choice
    • Science/Technology choice
    • Social Science choice
  • 2 Core Religion Courses (REL 200, 225, 250, 275) and two other 2 credit REL courses (total of 8 credits; 2 credits must be from BYUH)
  • At least 15 credits of courses from BYUH
  • No double-dipping within the degree
  • A total of 60 credits overall
  • D credit (D+, D, D-) is limited to 6 credits overall, with up to 3 credits in the cluster, and none in classes that are prerequisites
  • Cluster GPA must be 2.0 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher

See the University Studies Requirements for a list of sample clusters.  Others may be approved by the Dean.

AAS Degree Requirements up to Fall 2015:

  • One emphasis area cluster of at least 12 credits
  • General Education Requirements as follows (refer to GE requirements page for specific course choices):
    • Fundamental Math
    • Math or Language Track
    • ENGL 101
    • ENGL 201
    • EXS 177 or EXS 129
    • Artistic Expression choice
    • BIOL 100 or BIOL 112
    • Physical Science choice
    • Human Environment choice
    • HIST 201 or HIST 202
  • REL 121, REL 122, and two other 2 credit REL courses (total of 8 credits; min 2 credits from BYUH)
  • At least 15 credits of courses from BYUH
  • A total of 60 credits overall
  • D credit (D+, D, D-) is limited to 6 credits overall, with up to 3 credits in the cluster, and none in classes that are prerequisites
  • Cluster GPA must be 2.0 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher

 See the University Studies Requirements for a list of sample clusters.  Others may be approved by the Dean.


Associate of Science in Business Management

BUSM Degree Requirements for new students starting Fall 2015:

General Business Foundation Courses (12 Credits)

  • BUSM 180 (3)
  • BUSM 232 (1.5)
  • ACCT 231 (1.5)
  • ACCT 201 (3)
  • ACCT 203 (3)
  • Business Related Cluster (12 Credits)
  • General Education (28 Credits) - Please See General Education for further details
    • MATH 221 (3)
    • ENGL 101 (3)
    • GE 100 (or Hist 201 or Hist 202) (3)
    • GE 110 (or Engl 201 or Engl 314/315) (3)
    • GE 120 (3)
    • Exercise Science (any 100-level EXS class or EXS 200R/201R (3)
    • Humanities & Culture choice (3)
    • Science/Techonology choice (3)
    • Social Science choice (3)
    • ECON 200 (3)
  • 2 Core Religion Courses (REL 200, 225, 250, 275) and two other 2 credit REL courses (total of 8 credits)
  • Student must have a total of at least 60 credits before graduating
  • Student must have taken at least 15 credits in residence at BYU Hawaii
  • Please see the School of Business for further details

BUSM Degree Requirements up to Fall 2015:

General Business Foundation Courses (12 Credits)

  • BUSM 180 (3)
  • BUSM 232 (1.5)
  • ACCT 231 (1.5)
  • ACCT 201 (3)
  • ACCT 203 (3)
  • Business Related Cluster (12 Credits)
  • General Education (28 Credits) - Please See General Education for further details
    • MATH 221 (3)
    • ENGL 101 (3)
    • ENGL 201 (3)
    • ECON 200 (3)
    • One Fundamental Mathematics Course (3)
    • EXS 177 (1) -OR- EXS 129 (2)
    • One Artistic Expression Course (3)
    • One Biological Science Course (3)
    • One Physical Science Course (3)
    • One History of Civilizations Course (3)
  • Religion (8 Credits)
    • REL 121 (2)
    • REL 122 (2)
    • 4 Additional REL Credits of Choice
  • Student must have a total of at least 60 credits before graduating
  • Student must have taken at least 15 credits in residence at BYU Hawaii
  • No double-dipping within the degree
  • Please see the School of Business for further details

Certificates

BYU-Hawaii awards certificates as part of a degree program, either associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree. Students may not have an academic plan that consists solely of receiving a certificate.  When an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is awarded, any certificate earned within the coursework taken as an undergraduate is listed on the transcript and a physical certificate will be issued by the Registrar’s Office along with the diploma. (starting 2014)

If a student who was pursuing a degree has completed all the requirements for a certificate, but has not yet completed the requirements for the degree that he or she was pursuing at the time he or she has to discontinue for any reason, that student may petition the Registrar’s Office to have the certificate completion listed on the transcript and also to have the physical certificate issued.  This can be done by using a modified version of the graduation application form. (starting 2014)

 

Certificate

Certificate Requirement Sheet

American Sign Language CRS
Applied Anthropology CRS
Criminal Justice CRS
Digital Humanities 

CRS

Emergency Management CRS
Entrepreneurship CRS
Graphic Design CRS 
Intercultural Peacebuilding CRS
International Development

CRS

Legal Studies Certificate CRS
New Media Journalism CRS 
Painting CRS
Photography/Video CRS
Post-Baccalaureate Teaching CRS
Sculpture

CRS

Special Education

CRS

Strategic Communication CRS
TESOL CRS

 

Accounting 2000-01 03-04 05-06        
Art 2005-06 2011  2013        
Art Education 2003-04 2005 2006 2007 08-09 2010 2013
Biochemistry 2005-06 2010-13          
Biology (General) 2005-07  2010-13          
Biology (Marine) 2010-13            
Biology Education 2003-05 2006 07-08 09 2010    
Biology (Molecular) 2010-13            
Biology (Pre-Professional) 2005-07  2010-13          
Business Management  2009            
-Finance 2012  2013          
-Human Resourse and Organizational Behavior 2012            
-Marketing  2012            
-Operations & Supply Chain Management 2012            
Business Education 2003-04 2005 2006 2007 08-09    
Chemistry Education 2003-04 05-06 2007  2010      
Computer Science 2001-02 03-04 05-06  2013      
Dual-Special Ed and Elementary Ed 2005 2007 2008-09 2010      
Elementary Education 2003-04 05-06 2007 08-09 2010    
English 2005-06            
English Education 2003-04 2005 06-09        
EXS Health and Wellness 2005-07            
EXS Phys Ed Cert 2003-05 2005 2006 2007      
Fine Arts 2005-06 2011          
General Education 2006-07 08-09  2010-2012  2013      
Hawaiian Studies 2002-03 03-05          
History 2001-03 03-05          
History Education 2003-04 05-06 2007        
HTM 2002-03 03-04 05-06        
ICS World Humanities and Culture 2005-06 2010          
ICS Anthropology 2001-02            
ICS Communications 2001-03 2004 2005  2010      
ICS Cultural Anthropology 2005-06  2010          
ICS Humanities 2001-03 2004  2010        
IDS 2005            
Information Systems 2001-02 03-04 2005        
International Business Management 2003-04 05-06          
Mathematics 2001-02 03-04 2005  2008      
Math Education 2001-02 2003 2005 2006 2007    
Music Education 2003-05 2005 2006 2007      
Pacific Island Studies 1993-01 02-06  2008        
Physical Science Education 2003 2006 2007a 2007b      
Physics Education 2005 2006 2007        
Piano Pedagogy 2005-06            
Political Science 1999-02 02-05  2012        
Psychology 2001 02-05          
Secondary Education 2005            
Social Science Teaching 2003-04 05-06 2007 08-09      
Social Work 2000-02 06-07 08-09 2010  2011 Fall/ Winter    
Special Education 2005-06 2007 08-09        
TESOL 2005-06 08-11          
TESOL Education 2003-05 2006 07-09 2010      
University Studies 2009            
MINORS              
Art 2011            
International Cultural Studies 2012            
Sociology 2011            
CERTIFICATES              
Ceramics 2013            
Cultural Resource Management 2010-12            
Digital Humanities 2010-12            
Graphic Design 2013            
Intercultural Peacebuilding 2007-12            
Painting 2013            
Sculpture 2013