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Major and Minor Requirements

The Academic Program at BYU–Hawaii is a foundational experience for all students.  It gives both breadth and depth of knowledge.  

Click here for the New Academic Program that begins Fall 2017 for all new students.
Click here for transition options for current students who wish to use the 2017 requirements 
Click here for the 2015 GE program 
Click here to review a list of pre-2015 General Education Requirements. 

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

Major or Track

Major Requirements (MRS)

Accounting MRS
Art (Graphic Design, Painting) MRS
Biochemistry MRS
Biology  
     -General Biology MRS
     -Marine Biology MRS
     -Molecular Biology MRS
     -Biomedical MRS
Business Management  
     -Finance Track

MRS

     -Human Resource and Organizational Behavior Track

MRS

     -Marketing Track

MRS

     -Operations and Supply Chain Management Track

MRS 

Computer Science MRS
Elementary Education MRS
English MRS
Exercise and Sport Science  
     -Biomedical Science MRS
     -Business Management MRS
     -Health MRS
     -Sports and Fitness Management MRS
     -Sports Performance MRS
     -Exercise and Sports Science Education see Secondary Education
Hawaiian Studies MRS
History MRS
Hospitality and Tourism Management MRS (old track)
MRS (NEW track-see Advisor)
Information Systems MRS
Information Technology MRS
Interdisciplinary Studies MRS
International Cultural Studies  
     -Cultural Anthropology MRS
     -Communications and Culture MRS
     -Comparative Humanities MRS
     -Intercultural Peacebuilding MRS
Mathematics  
     -Pure Mathematics MRS
     -Applied Mathematics MRS
Music  
     -General Music MRS
     -Piano Performance MRS
     -Vocal Performance MRS
     -Instrumental Performance MRS
     -World Music Studies MRS
Pacific Island Studies MRS
Political Science MRS
Psychology MRS
Secondary Education  
     -Art Education MRS
     -Biology Education MRS
     -Business Education MRS
     -Chemistry Education MRS
     -English Education MRS
     -History Education MRS
     -Mathematics Education MRS
     -Exercise and Sports Science Education MRS
     -Physical Science Education MRS
     -Physics Education MRS
     -Social Sciences Education MRS
     -Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education MRS
Social Work MRS
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) MRS

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)

 

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

 

Degree

Requirement Sheet

Art & Sciences AAS 2014        AAS 2015       AAS 2017
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 2017:

  • Two programs in a different category and a different department from each other
  • General Education Core Requirements as follows (refer to GE requirements page for specific course choices):
    • Math Requirement (MATH 107, Statistics, or Calculus)
    • ENGL 101
    • 2 Core Religion Courses (REL 200, 225, 250, or 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
    • A total of 60 credits overall
    • D credit (D+, D, or 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

 

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 (or any 100 level science)
    • 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

 

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

 


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

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 Resource 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  2009  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 03-04 2005 2009  2011-12      
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