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BYUH Academic Program (General Education)

BYU–Hawaii offers an undergraduate education founded on the pillars of religious education, breadth areas, and depth of learning in a major area. Each pillar supports and contributes to the others and is integral to the education envisioned in the University's mission statement. A student's Academic Program consists of core classes, a major, two minors/certificates in breadth areas, and Religion courses, as well as cocurricular activities associated with student life at BYU–Hawaii. This Academic Program helps a student develop breadth, flexibility, and experience working in different ways of knowing that characterize an educated person.

Academic Program Mission Statement

The BYU-Hawaii Academic Program helps students develop both breadth and depth of knowledge and the thinking skills and character of a servant-leader, the ability to inquire, analyze, and communicate and to act with integrity, stewardship, and service, to prepare them to serve in a world community as productive, responsible citizens and as faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

  • A breadth and depth of knowledge
  • The ability to inquire, analyze, and communicate
  • The disposition to act with integrity, stewardship, and service

2017 Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

Core Classes + Major and 2 minors/certificates in 3 different areas (Breadth & Depth) + Religious Education

Core Classes

  • Mathematics Requirement-Quantitative and Logical Reasoning (3 - 5 credit hours) The math requirement can be completed by taking one of the following:
    • Statistics: MATH 221, BIOL 340, PSYC 205, POSC 200/300 & POSC 204/304, or EXS 339
    • Calculus: MATH 112, MATH 113, or MATH 119.
    • Trigonometry: MATH 111
    • Quantitative Reasoning: MATH 107
    • Discrete Mathematics: CIS 205 & 205L
    • Any upper division math course (300 or 400 level).
  • Reading/Writing/Speaking (3 credit hours)
    • ENGL 101 Communication in Writing, Speaking, and Reading (3)
  • Advanced Writing (3 credit hours)  The advanced writing requirement can be completed by taking one of the following:

    • ENGL 314 Exposition and Analysis in the Humanities (3) or ENGL 315 Topics for Advanced Writing and Analysis (3) or ENGL 316 Technical Writing (3) 

    • Approved Senior Seminar in the major: BIOL 492, CHEM 494, HIST 490, CS 491-493

Breadth and Depth of Education

All majors, minors, and certificates are grouped into three areas reflecting different ways of knowing (epistemologies).  All students must complete their major in one area and a minor/certificate in each of the other two areas.  Programs offered by the same department in different categories may be taken, but the second program from the same department will not count toward completing the Academic Program requirements.

To complete Academic Program requirements there must be one program in different departments in each of the three areas: Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, Professional Studies.  (* = also fills the Professional Studies category)  Be aware that during the intial roll out of the curriculum that new programs will appear and some may change category.  Click here to see a PDF version of this chart

Department
Arts and Humanities
Math and Sciences
Professional Studies
 
Majors
Minors(m)/Cert(cs)
Majors
Minors(m)/Cert(cs)
Majors
Minors(m)/Cert(ct)
ACCOUNTING
 
 
 
 
Accounting
Accounting(m)
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
(with The Willes Entrepreneurship Center
and the BYUH Center for Hospitality & Tourism) 
 
 
 
Economics
(forthcoming)
Bus Mgt-Fin
Bus Mgt-HR & Org
Bus Mgt-Mktg
Bus Mgt-Op & Sup
Hosp & Tourism
Entrepreneurship(m)
Entrepreneurship(ct)
Hosp & Tourism(m)
COMPUTER & INFO SCIENCES
 
 
Computer Science
Information Technology
 
Computer Science(m)
Information Technology(m)
Web Development(m)
Information Systems
 
Agile Project Mgmt(ct)
Digital Security(ct, m)
Enterprise Bus. Systems(m)
Information Systems(m)
Web Design(m)
 
CULTURES & LANGUAGES
Hawaiian Studies
Pacific Island Studies
Hawaiian Studies(m)
Pacific Island Studies(m)
 
 
 
 
ICS-Anth
ICS-Comm
ICS-Hum
ICS-Peacebuilding
Anthropology(m)
Asian Studies(m)
Film (m)
ICS-Anth(m)
ICS-Comm(m)
ICS-Hum(m)
 
 
 
Media Journalism(ct)
Peacebuilding(ct)
StrategicCom(ct)
 
American Sign L(ct)
Chinese(m)
Japanese(m)
Spanish(m)
 
 
 
 
EDUCATION
 
 
 
 
Business Ed*
Elementary Ed
Secondary Ed*
Education(m)
Special Ed(ct)
ENGLISH & THEATRE
English
English Ed*
Creative Wr(m)
English(m)
Theatre(m)
 
 
 
Prof Writing(m)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING & LRN
TESOL
TESOL Ed*
Linguistics(m)
 
 
 
TESOL(m)
TESOL(ct)
EXCERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE
 
 
EXS Biomedical
EXS Health
EXS Sport Perform
EXS Ed*
 
EXS Business
EXS Sp & Fit Mgt
Coaching(m)
HISTORY
History
History Ed*
Social Sci Ed*
History(m)
 
 
 
 
MATHEMATICS
 
 
Math-Applied
Math-Pure
Math Ed*
Math(m)
 
 
MUSIC & VISUAL ARTS
Art Ed *
Art-Graphic Des
Art-Painting
Music-General
Music-Piano
Music-Vocal
Music-Instrum
Music-World
Music(m)
Painting(ct)
Photo/Video(ct)
Piano Perf.(m)
Sculpture(ct)
 
 
 
 
 
NATURAL SCIENCES
 
 
Biochemistry
Biology General
Biology Marine
Biol Molecular
Biol Biomedical
Biology Ed*
Chemistry Ed*
Physical Sci Ed*
Physics Ed*
Biochemistry(m)
Biology(m)
Chemistry(m)
 
 
POLITICAL SCIENCE
 
 
Political Science
Political Science(m)
 
Crim Justice(ct)
Emer Mgt(ct)
Intl Develop(ct)
Legal St(ct)
Public Mgt(m)
PSYCHOLOGY
 
 
Psychology
Psychology(m)
 
Org Behavior(m)
SOCIAL WORK
 
 
 
 
Social Work
Social Work(m)

Graduation Requirements:
GE CORE (ENGL 101, MATH, ENGL 315) plus 1 program from each column and from different departments

Optional Transition for Current Students (Prior to those admitted in Fall 2017)

GE Core Option

Language Option

Math – 107 or Statistics or Calculus

Math – 107 or Statistics or Calculus

English 101

English 101

English 315/Adv Writing

English 315/Adv Writing

Major + 1 Program in a different category/dept

Major + 1 Program in a different category/dept

 

And Language – EIL or Test or 201 level

And all 4 GE Core Classes

And 2 GE Core Classes

GE 100 or HIST 192, HIST 201, HWST 101, PAIS 105

GE 100 or HIST 192, HIST 201, HWST 101, PAIS 105

GE 110 or POSC 190, ENGL 201, ENGL 251

GE 110 or POSC 190, ENGL 201, ENGL 251

GE 120 or any natural science or PSYC 111

GE 120 or any natural science or PSYC 111

GE 300 or HIST 202, ANTH 105

GE 300 or HIST 202, ANTH 105

Requirements for General Education for Students transferring with an Associate's Degree

Associate’s degrees (AAS, AGS, AS, AA, ALS)* from accredited colleges and Universities will be accepted to complete GE requirements, with the additional course work of: Advanced Writing (ENG 315, etc.) (3 hours)

Starting Fall 2016: For any student transferring in credit without an Associate’s Degree listed above*, credits will be reviewed course by course to grant equivalencies or substitutions.  Total credits transferred will also be considered.

 

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2015 General Education Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

Area I - Inquiry and Engagement

Quantitative and Logical Reasoning and Second Language Acquisition

  1. Mathematics Requirement-Quantitative and Logical Reasoning (3 - 5 credit hours) The math requirement can be completed by taking one of the following:
    • Statistics: MATH 221, BIOL 340, PSYC 205, POSC 200/300 & POSC 204/304 or EXS 339
    • Calculus: MATH 112, MATH 113, or MATH 119.
    • Trigonometry: MATH 111
    • Quantitative Reasoning: MATH 107
    • Discrete Mathematics: CIS 205 & 205L.
    • Any upper division math course (300 or 400 level).
  2. Language Requirement--Second Language Acquisition (0-8 credit hours) The language requirement may be fulfilled in any one of the following ways:
    • Passing a language course at the 201 level or above.
    • Receiving credit by examination in language courses through the 201 level.
    • Test out of the 201 level without credit.
    • Certify English Competence (required for non-native speakers) by:
      • Completing EIL requirements.
      • Demonstrating English proficiency above the EIL level.
  3. Reading/Writing/Speaking (3 credit hours)
    • ENGL 101 Communication in Writing, Speaking, and Reading (3)
  4. Physical Education (1 credit hour min.)
    • EXS 177 Fitness for Living (1) or EXS 129 Fitness & Lifestyle Management (2)
  5. General Education Core Classes (9 credit hours)
    • GE 100 Local Communities: Principles of Civic & Moral Engagement (3)
    • GE 110 Critical Inquiry and Analysis (3)
    • GE 120 Scientific Reasoning (3)

NOTES: The following courses are designed to help students sharpen their skills for success in college. Although they are not included as General Education requirements, nor can one obtain GE credit for taking them, students would be well advised to consider taking them as elective credits if needed to prepare for later classes.

  • STDEV 101 Introduction to University Life (2)
  • CRDEV 102 Career Development (1)
  • IS 91 Personal Productivity with IS Technology (3)
  • MATH 97, 100, 101, 110
  • World Language at 101 level

Area II - Breadth of Knowledge

  1. Humanities & Culture (3 credit hours) Any course from the following list:
    • ART 220 Experience in Visual Arts (3)
    • ART 255 Beginning Ceramics (3)
    • ART 196 Art History I (3)
    • ENGL 201 Literary Analysis and Research (3)
    • ENGL 251 Fundamentals of Literature (3)
    • HWST 101 Introduction to Hawaiian Studies (3)
    • HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities (3)
    • HUM 290 Introduction to Film (3)
    • ICS 261 Cultures of Oceania (3)
    • ICS 262 Cultures of Asia (3)
    • ICS 264 Cultures of Europe (3)
    • ICS 266 Cultures of Latin America (3)
    • MUSC 101 Introduction to Music Literature (3)
    • MUSC 102 World Music Cultures (3)
    • MUSC 103 Music Fundamentals (3)
    • MUSC 384 Music History I: Antiquity to 1750 (3)
    • MUSC 385 Music History II: 1750 to 1900 (3)
    • MUSC 386 Music History III: Music since 1900 (3)
    • PAIS 105 Introduction to Pacific Island Studies (3)
    • THEA 115 Introduction to Theatre (3)
  2. Science & Technology (3 credit hours) Any course from the following list:
    • ASTR 104 Principles of Astronomy (3)
    • BIOL 100 Introduction to Biology (3)
    • BIOL 112 General Biology (3) (science majors only)
    • CHEM 100 The World of Chemistry (3)
    • CHEM 105 General Chemistry I (3) (science majors only)
    • CIS 100/200 Fundamentals of Information Systems & Technology (3)
    • CIS 101 Beginning Programming
    • GEOL 105 Geology of the Pacific Basin (3)
    • IT 240 Fundamentals of Web Design & Technology (3)
    • PHSC 100 Principles of Physical Science (3)
    • PHYS 100 Conceptual Physics (3)
    • PHYS 121 General Physics I (3)
  3. Social Science (3 credit hours) Any course from the following list:
    • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • COMM 110 Intercultural Communication (3)
    • ECON 110 Society and Economic Choices (3)
    • ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • EDU 200 Human Growth and Learning in Schools (3)
    • GEOG 101 Introductory Geography (3)
    • HIST 120 American History to 1865 (3)
    • HIST 121 American History Since 1865 (3)
    • HIST 201 History of Civilization to 1500 (3)
    • HIST 202 History of Civilization Since 1500 (3)
    • LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
    • POSC 101 Introduction to Politics (3)
    • POSC 110 American Government (3)
    • POSC 170 International Relations (3)
    • PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)
    • SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    • SOCW 160 Social Welfare (3)

Area III - Advanced GE

  1. World Communities (3 credit hours)
    • GE 300 World Communities (3)
  2. Advanced Writing (3 credit hours)
    • ENGL 314 Exposition and Analysis in the Humanities (3) or ENGL 315Topics for Advanced Writing and Analysis(3) or ENGL 316 Technical Writing (3) or Approved Senior Seminar in the major

Summary of General Education and University Requirements

    1. General Education Requirements
      • Area I: Inquiry & Engagement (varies)
        • Math (3-5)
        • Language (0-7)
        • Reading/Writing/Speaking (3)
        • Physical Education (1)
        • GE Core (9)
      • Area II: Breadth of Knowledge (6)*
      • Area III: Advanced GE (6)

*Students take the breadth of knowledge classes outside their major for GE credit and the section that falls within their major will have a class that will be part of their major hours.

  1. Religious Education Requirements (14)
  2. Major Requirements and Electives (as needed, varies by major)
  3. Minimum Total Hours for Graduation: 120 credit hours

Requirements for General Education for Students transferring with an Associate's Degree

Associate’s degrees (AAS, AGS, AS, AA, ALS)* from accredited colleges and Universities will be accepted to complete GE requirements, with the additional course work of: Advanced Writing (ENG 315, etc.) and World Communities (GE 300) (6 hours)

Starting Fall 2016: For any student transferring in credit without an Associate’s Degree listed above*, credits will be reviewed course by course to grant equivalencies or substitutions.  Total credits transferred will also be considered.

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Qualities of a Generally Educated Student (pre-2015 GE Program)

The generally educated student will:

  • Pursue truth. The student will seek to learn truth through a variety of discovery processes, search for knowledge, and be able to synthesize and analyze information.
  • Communicate effectively. The student will be able to demonstrate throughout the curriculum the abilities to read and listen with understanding and express complex ideas in spoken and written forms.
  • Solve problems. The student will think innovatively, and apply appropriate strategies for resolution of life's problems.
  • Respond aesthetically. The student will be able to respond with sensitivity and discrimination to various creative forms.
  • Behave ethically. The student will be able to purposefully define personal values, apply ethical and religious principles in making moral judgments, and accept the consequences of decisions.
  • Integrate socially. The student will develop understanding of various perspectives, elicit the views of others and be able to integrate successfully in collaborative environments.
  • Be globally responsible. The student will recognize the interdependence of global forces and local contexts, learning to act with an understanding of the social and environmental issues that shape the world.

General Education Philosophy

The three pillars of the university curriculum comprise our students' university education. The seven qualities built on these pillars provide a powerful starting point for continuous learning and living a full life. BYU–Hawaii has a singular commitment to education as a process of creating cross-disciplinary connections. We hold that exemplary learning occurs among those who are aware of what they are learning and how much more there is to know. The humility inherent among such learners is worthy of our greatest efforts. A BYU–Hawaii education exists because of prophetic visions in harmony with scriptural injunctions to study and learn and become acquainted with all good books, with languages, tongues and people, with things both in heaven and in the earth, and with countries and kingdoms (D&C 90: 15, D&C 88: 79).

The general education requirement at BYU–Hawaii is divided into three areas: Area I-Basic Skills, Area II-Fundamental Knowledge, and Area III- Synthesis. Courses in Area I are designed to provide basic analytical, computational, and communication skills including quantitative methods, critical analysis, and reading and writing skills. These competencies will provide a foundation enabling the student to acquire the broader knowledge in Areas II and III. Area I courses will prepare the student for success in other university courses including those in his or her major, and will provide the skills needed to care for and maintain the body. With these tool skills, the student will be ready for a lifetime of learning.

Courses in Area II present the fundamental knowledge of humankind. These courses introduce students in a general rather than in a technical way to the ideas, orientations, theories, methodologies, contributions and cultural heritage of various disciplines and professions.

Courses in Area III are designed to come later in the college experience after most, if not all, of the Area I and II courses have been completed. They are intended to help students synthesize and evaluate their former learning and see themselves in the stream of history.

General Education Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

Area I - Basic Skills

All students must meet the pre-college mathematics requirement by:

  1. Achieving a score of at least 22 on the ACT Math Test, or
  2. Achieving a score of at least 500 on the SAT Math Test, or
  3. Achieving a total of at least 26 by combining the subscore for the Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra section with the subscore for the Intermediate Algebra and Coordinate Geometry section of the ACT Mathematics Test, or
  4. Completing Math 106A/B (4 credit hours) or any higher-level mathematics course.
  5. Pass Math 110 or any higher level math class.

Quantitative and Logical Reasoning or Second Language Acquisition

A student may elect to take either the mathematics or the language track in sections A and B below:

  1. Mathematics Track-Quantitative and Logical Reasoning (3 - 5 credit hours) The math track can be completed by testing out of or taking one of the following:
    • Statistics: MATH 221, SOCW 486, PSYC 205, POSC 200 & POSC 204 or EXS 339
    • Calculus: MATH 112, MATH 113, or MATH 119 .
    • Discrete Mathematics: CIS 205 & 205L.
    • Any upper division math course (300 or 400 level).
    • Math 107
  2. Language Track--Second Language Acquisition (0-12 credit hours) The requirement may be fulfilled in any one of the following ways:
    • Passing a language course at the 201 level or above.
    • Receiving credit by examination in language courses through the 201 level.
    • Test out of the 201 level without credit.
    • Certify English Competence (required for non-native speakers) by:
      • Completing EIL requirements.
      • Demonstrating English proficiency above the EIL level.
    • Completing music theory through MUSC 212 and 212L.

Basic Reading/Writing/Speaking (3 credit hours)

  • ENGL 101 Communication in Writing, Speaking, and Reading (3)

Exercise and Sport Science (2 credit hours)

  • EXS 177 Fitness for Living (1) or EXS 129 Fitness & Lifestyle Management (2)*
  • One Exercise and Sport Science 100 series activity course (1)

*EXS 129 by itself does not fulfil the 2 required EXS GE credits - student must still complete a 100 series activity course.

NOTES: The following courses are designed to help students sharpen their skills for success in college. Although they are not included as General Education requirements, nor can one obtain GE credit for taking them, students would be well advised to consider taking them as elective credits.

  • STDEV 101 Introduction to University Life I (2)
  • STDEV 102 Introduction to University Life II (1)
  • IS 91 Personal Productivity with IS Technology (3)

Area II - Fundamental Knowledge

Introduction to the Fundamental ideas and Philosophical Underpinnings of Civilization (6 credit hours)

  1. Literary Expression (3 credit hours)
    • ENGL 201 Literary Analysis and Research (3)
  2. Artistic Expression (3 credit hours) Any course from the following list:
    • ART 220 Experience in Visual Arts (3)
    • ART 255 Beginning Ceramics (3)
    • ART 196 Art History I (3)
    • HWST 101 Introduction to Hawaiian Studies (3)
    • ICS 261 Cultures of Oceania (3)
    • ICS 262 Cultures of Asia (3)
    • ICS 264 Cultures of Europe (3)
    • ICS 266 Cultures of Latin America (3)
    • MUSC 101 Introduction to Music Literature (3)
    • MUSC 102 World Music Cultures (3)
    • MUSC 103 Music Fundamentals (3)
    • THEA 115 Introduction to Theatre (3)
    • HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities (3)
    • HUM 290 Introduction to Film (3)
    • PAIS 105 Introduction to Pacific Island Studies (3)
    • LCOM 102 Local Communities: Principles of Civic and Moral Engagement (3)

Introduction to the Natural World (6 credit hours)

  1. Biological Science (3 credit hours) Any course from the following list:
    • BIOL 100 Introduction to Biology (3)
    • BIOL 112 General Biology (3) (science majors only)
    • INQ 120 (3) (for A or B)
  2. Physical Science (3 credit hours) Any course from the following list:
    • ASTR 104 Principles of Astronomy (3)
    • CHEM 100 The World of Chemistry (3)
    • CHEM 105 General Chemistry I (3) (science majors only)
    • GEOL 105 Geology of the Pacific Basin (3)
    • PHSC 100 Principles of Physical Science (3)
    • PHYS 100 Conceptual Physics (3)
    • PHYS 121 General Physics I (3)
    • INQ 120 (3) (for A or B)
  3. Introduction to the Human Environment (3 credit hours) Any course from the following list:
    • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • COMM 110 Intercultural Communication (3)
    • ECON 110 Society and Economic Choices (3)
    • ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • GEOG 101 Introductory Geography (3)
    • HIST 120 American History to 1865 (3)
    • HIST 121 American History Since 1865 (3)
    • POSC 101 Introduction to Politics (3)
    • POSC 110 American Government (3)
    • POSC 170 International Relations (3)
    • PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)
    • SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    • SOCW 160 Social Welfare (3)

Area III - Synthesis

    1. History of Civilizations (6 credit hours) A two-semester sequence:
      • HIST 201 History of Civilizations to 1500 (3)
      • HIST 202 History of Civilizations since 1500 (3)
      • INQ 110 (3) (for II A or III A)

Note: Various sections may be taught from different perspectives (politics, philosophy, literature, economics, etc.) but each will be history-based and address the same fundamental questions.

  1. Advanced Writing (3 credit hours)
    • ENGL 314 Exposition and Analysis in the Humanities (3) or ENGL 315 Topics for Advanced Writing and Analysis(3) or ENGL 316 Technical Writing (3) or Approved Senior Seminar in the major
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies (3 credit hours)

    Students will choose from a variety of courses that transcend the artificial divisions of scholarly disciplines. These interdisciplinary studies courses will frequently be team taught, using the expertise and resources of several academic areas. (Prerequisites are ENGL 101, ENGL 201, HIST 201 and HIST 202, and completion of 60 or more credits)

Summary of General Education and University Requirements

  1. General Education Requirements
    • Area I: Basics Skills
      • Math Track (5-10)
      • Language Track (5-17)
    • Area II: Fundamental Knowledge (15)
    • Area III: Synthesis (12)
    • Total General Education Requirement
      • Math Track (32-37)
      • Language Track (32-44)
  2. Religious Education Requirements (14)
  3. Major Requirements and Electives (as needed, varies by major)
  4. Minimum Total Hours for Graduation: 120 credit hours

Follow the link for information concerning transferring with an Associates degree.

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Arts & Humanities Programs

Majors, Minors, Certificates

Requirement Sheets

MRS - major

mRS - minor

cRS - certificate

 

Program Description

Arts & Humanities programs draw on the established methodologies of social science and humanistic training, whether this takes the form of historical, linguistic, or cultural inquiry, or from active participation in the visual and performing arts.

Art (Graphic Design, Painting) MRS Graphic Design: Students will learn design concepts and principles for visual problem solving and communication in an aesthetic and creative way. Painting: Students will learn principles of visual communication and drawing and painting techniques as a means to image creation and artistic expression.
Art-Education MRS  
Asian Studies mRS Provides students with a foundation in Chinese and Japanese literatures as well as the history, culture, and geography of Asia. Intro Courses: ICS 262 or HIST 342 
American Sign Language cRS  
Chinese mRS Provides students with a foundation in intermediate Chinese and Chinese literature. Intro Course: CHIN 201
Creative Writing mRS The creative writing minor focuses on the reading and production of imaginative writing in various genres—mainly fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction (personal essay and memoir), and will introduce students to the world of editing and publishing. The minor is also preparation for a variety of writing-related fields such as journalism, technical writing, freelance writing, marketing and advertising, and even some social sciences where writing with style is highly valued. Intro Couse: ENGL 218R
Cultural Anthropology  mRS (forthcoming) Provides students with a foundation in the study of culture, particularly in cultural systems, narratives and performances, globalization, political and economic systems, religion, ethnography, applied anthropology, etc. Students who study cultural anthropology find employment opportunities in international organizations (i.e., U.N.), government agencies, corporations, historical/cultural associations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Intro Course: ANTH 105
English

MRSmRS

The English major and minor give broad preparation in critical thinking and communication, helping students to become better writers and speakers and to approach problems analytically. Students will work to read texts closely and provide evidence for well-written claims. They will encounter texts from a variety of time periods and genres and build strong skills in the English language. Intro Course: ENGL 251
English-Education

MRS

 
Film Studies mRS (forthcoming) Film Studies provides students with critical perspectives on films. It has a more defined career path for students, with potential careers in media production, advertising/marketing/campaigning, public relations, instructional material development, visual communications, and the film industry. Intro Course: HUM 102
Hawaiian Studies

MRSmRS

Provides students with a foundation in Hawaiian culture and history. Intro Class: HWST 101
History

MRSmRS

Understand the past to forge the future.  Courses prepare students to understand the relevance of history and the principles of historical inquiry from local, national, and global perspectives. Intro Courses: Hist 120, 121, 192, 200, 201, or 202
History-Education

MRS

 
International Cultural Studies (ICS)   In addition to stressing a variety of contemporary cultural systems and theories, the major also includes a range of historical considerations concerning cultural forms and global social forces. The major draws upon the expertise of faculty whose primary interests lie in the study of international relations in an international environment.
ICS - Communications & Culture MRSmRS  
ICS - Comparative Humanities MRSmRS  
ICS - Cultural Anthropology MRS  
ICS -Intercultural Peacebuilding MRS  
Japanese mRS Provides students with intermediate Japanese and Japanese literature. Intro Course: JPN 201
Linguistics mRS The Linguistics minor is for students who are interested in the capacities, principles, and systems that underlie human language, its acquisition and use. The minor includes courses in language learning, language systems, language analysis, and quantitative research methods. Intro Course: LING 210
Music (minor) mRS The music minor at BYUH invites students to participate in music at the university level, including academic studies and performance opportunities in solo and ensemble settings. 
Music   Through rigorous training, students are equipped to perform artistically, to teach effectively, and to provide music leadership in the Church and in the community. In addition to the Western tradition in music, students also learn cultural sensitivity through contact with diverse world music cultures.
-General Music MRS  
-Piano Performance MRS  
 -Instrumental Performance MRS  
-Vocal Performance MRS  
-World Music Studies MRS  
Pacific Island Studies

MRSmRS

Provides students with a foundation in Pacific Islands history and culture. Intro Course: PAIS 105
Painting cRS Learn basic principles of image creation and artistic expression using drawing and painting media.
Photography/Video cRS  
Piano Performance mRS Entrance into this minor is by audition with the piano-area coordinator, Dr. Scott McCarrey (Auditorium 164).

 

Sculpture cRS Explore three dimensional forms (e.g. human figure) and materials human figure and clay.
Social Science-Education MRS  
Spanish mRS Provides students with a foundation in intermediate Spanish and Spanish literature. Intro Course: SPAN 201
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) MRS English is the language of international communication in business, higher education, science, technology, travel, as well as in the Church, and hundreds of millions of people are in need of prepared English language teachers. Intro Course: TESOL 240 or LING 210
TESOL Education MRS The TESOL program emphasizes practical preparation for teaching and provides students with a variety of experiences leading toward this goal. Certifying to teach in American public schools is another highly-recommended option (TESOL Education major)
Theatre mRS Introduces the art and craft of theatrical production and application. Increases competency in theatrical understanding and performance. Prepares students with skills to perform, produce, and understand theatrical performances. Intro Courses: THEA 115 or THEA 123

Math & Sciences Programs

Majors,  Minors,  Certificates

Requirement Sheets

MRS - major

mRS - minor

cRS - certificate

 

Program Description

Math & Sciences programs' primary purpose is to engage students in learning and understanding pure and applied mathematics, algorithms, and/or scientific thinking.  We define scientific thinking as a pattern of following the scientific method using quantitative, evidence-based reasoning and the formulation of testable explanations and predictions about the universe and our existence within it.

Biochemistry

MRS, mRS

The Biochemistry minor provides students with a foundational knowledge of general chemistry as related to biological systems and then progressing to learn organic chemistry and finishing with biochemistry.  This minor is rigorous and lab intensive and it is recommended for students with strong interest and aptitude for math and lab-based science. Intro course: CHEM 105/L

 

Biology (minor) mRS The Biology minor provides students with a general foundation in cell and molecular, organismal, and ecology, evolution, and population biology. Students will participate in additional advanced study in biological disciplines that are self-selected. Students will also learn basic biological laboratory methods and techniques. This minor is rigorous and lab intensive and it is recommended for students with strong interest in Biology. Intro course: BIOL 112/L
-General Biology MRS  
-Marine Biology MRS  
-Molecular Biology MRS  
-Biomedical MRS  
Biology - Education MRS  
Chemistry mRS The Chemistry minor provides students with a general chemistry foundation, and then expands into organic and, if desired, analytical chemistry.  This minor is rigorous and lab intensive and it is recommended for students with strong interest and aptitude for math and lab-based science. Intro course: CHEM 105/L
Chemistry - Education MRS  
Computer Science MRS, mRS  
Economics mRS  
Exercise and Sport Science (EXS)
   
EXS-Biomedical Science MRS  
EXS-Health MRS  
EXS-Sports Performance MRS  
EXS - Education MRS  
Information Technology MRS, mRS  
Mathematics - Minor

 

mRS

 
Mathematics - Pure

MRS

 
Mathematics - Applied MRS  
Mathematics - Education

MRS

 
Physical Science - Education

MRS

 
Physics - Education

MRS

 
Political Science MRS, mRS  
Psychology MRS, mRS  
Web Development mRS (forthcoming)  

Professional Studies Programs

Majors, Minors, Certificates

Requirement Sheets

MRS - major

mRS - minor

cRS - certificate

Program Description

Professional Studies programs cover a wide range of disciplinary areas. They share a practical focus in helping students be well prepared for active social and civic engagment and to have the skills to help organizations and people learn and succeed.

Accounting MRS, mRS  
Agile Project Managment cRS  
Business Management    
-BUSM-Finance MRS  
-BUSM-Human Resources & Organizational Behavior MRS  
-BUSM-Marketing MRS  
-BUSM-Operations & Supply Chain MRS  
Business Education MRS  
Coaching (Exercise and Sport Science) mRS  
Criminal Justice cRS  
Digital Security mRS, cRS  
Education (minor) mRS Any student who wishes to have some teacher education course background may select the education minor as an option. It is complementary to many majors on campus, and includes 18 credit hours of education classes which must be chosen with faculty guidance to assist in meeting the career goals of the student. Intro Course: EDU 312
Elementary Education MRS  
Entreprise Business Systems cRS  
Emergency Management cRS  
Entrepreneurship mRS, cRS  
EXS-Business Management MRS  
EXS-Sports & Fitness Mgmt MRS  
Hospitality and Tourism Management MRS (NEW track-see Advisor), mRS  
Information Systems MRS, mRS  
Intercultural Peacebuilding cRS  
International Development cRS  
Legal Studies Certificate cRS  
New Media Journalism cRS  
Organizational Behavior mRS  
Professional Writing mRS The Professional Writing minor is available to students interested in writing in the professional world across a wide range of industries. Our goal is to help students become articulate writers who can meet the communicative needs of a modern global workplace. Intro Courses: ENGL 316, ENGL 330
Public Management mRS  
Social Work MRS, mRS  
Strategic Communication cRS For students desiring professional competencies in strategic communication (e.g. public relations, public affairs, organizational communication, advertising, etc.), a five-course certificate is offered. In the program, students learn campaign planning and execution. Such abilities are desired in the public and private sectors as non-profit organizations, government agencies, and private firms communicate with external publics and constituencies. Intro Course: COMM 201
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) mRS, cRS English is the language of international communication in business, higher education, science, technology, travel, as well as in the Church, and hundreds of millions of people are in need of prepared English language teachers. The minor and certificate in TESOL are meant to complement most any major on campus, adding an extra-major skill area to one's portfolio and marketability. The minor is particularly helpful to education majors destined for U.S. public schools, while the Certificate is more widely recognized in Asia. Intro Courses: TESOL 240 or LING 210 
Web Design    

Degree

Requirement Sheet

Associates of Art & Sciences AAS 2014        AAS 2015       AAS 2017
Associates of 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 or HIST 192 or HWST 101 or PAIS 105)
    • GE 110 (or Engl 201 or Engl 314/315 or or POSC 190 or ENGL 251)
    • GE 120 (or any 100 level science or PSYC 111)
    • 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 or HIST 192 or HWST 101 or PAIS 105) (3)
    • GE 110 (or Engl 201 or Engl 314/315 or or POSC 190 or ENGL 251) (3)
    • GE 120 (or any 100 level science or PSYC 111) (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