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Holokai: Your Academic Voyage


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Anciently, Pacific Islanders sailed to new lands in voyaging canoes using the stars and waves for navigation.  The Hawaiians call this voyage holokai (kai = ocean, holo = to go, to move, to travel).  

Today students at BYU-Hawaii chart their own academic voyages.  Students plan out individual paths to graduation and future destinations by combining a major with two minors or certificates.  Mapping out your own academic voyage allows you to have both breath and depth of knowledge in a combination that will set you on your voyage to your own personal destination in life.

Holokai Curriculum

All students share some central academic experiences, Religious Education courses and a core of Math and English.  But in addition to that, each student puts together a unique combination of programs that will include something in each category: Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, and Professional Studies.

The shared compass for each student's voyage are the BYU-Hawaii outcomes, that 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.

The Three Categories

Arts & Humanities

In the Arts & Humanities category, programs explore what it means to be human and to interact with diverse others. This may take the form of historical, linguistic, or cultural inquiry, or it may be accomplished through active participation in the visual and performing arts.

 

Math & Sciences

Students will find in the Math & Sciences category, the 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.

 

Professional Studies

 

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

 

2017-2018 Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

BYU-Hawaii offers majors and minors in three categories: Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, and Professional Studies. In order to earn a BYU-Hawaii degree, students must complete 120 credits and a combination of 1 major from 1 category and 2 minors/certificates (or additional majors if they fit within the 4-year allotment) from each of the remaining categories. The responsibility rests with the students to see that their programs of study satisfy all the requirements for graduation listed in the catalog. Advisors and other members of the faculty and staff will assist in any way possible. 

 

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 initial 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) 
 
 
 
 
Bus Mgt-Fin
Bus Mgt-HR & Org
Bus Mgt-Mktg
Bus Mgt-Op & Sup
Hosp & Tourism
Business Ed*
Economics(m)
Entrepreneurship(m, ct)
Hosp & Tourism(m)
Human Resources Mgt (m)
Leadership (m)
Marketing (m)
COMPUTER & INFO SCIENCES
 
 
Computer Science
Information Technology
 
Computer Science(m)
Information Technology(m)
Web Development(m)
Information Systems
 
Agile Project Mgmt(ct)
Digital Business (ct)
Digital Security(m, ct)
Digital Tech, Intro (m)
Digital Tech (m)
Enterprise Bus. Systems(m)
Information Systems(m)
Mobile App Dev, Intro(m)
Web Design, Intro(m)
CULTURE & HISTORY
Cultural Anthropology
Hawaiian Studies
History
History Ed*
Pacific Island Studies
Intercultural Peacebuilding
Social Sci Ed*
Anthropology(m)
Asian Studies(m)
Hawaiian Stud(m)
Hawaiian Lang(m,ct)
History(m)
Pacific Island Stud(m)
 
 
 
Intercultural Peacebuilding(ct)
EDUCATION
 
 
 
 
Elementary Ed
Secondary Ed*
Education(m)
Special Ed(ct)
ENGLISH & HUMANITIES
English
English Ed*
Int. Humanities
Chinese(m)
Creative Writing(m)
Foundational Lang(m)
Int. Humanities(m)
English(m)
Spanish(m)
Japanese(m)
 
 
 
Foundational Lang(m)
Prof Writing(m)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING & LRN
TESOL
TESOL Ed*
Linguistics(m)
 
 
 
TESOL, Intro (m)
TESOL(ct)
EXCERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE
 
 
EXS Biomedical
EXS Health & Human Performance
EXS Sport & Wellness Mngmnt
EXS Ed*
Health & Human Performance(m) 
 
Coaching(m)
Sports & Wellness Mgt(m)
MATHEMATICS
 
 
Math-Applied
Math-Pure
Math Ed*
Math(m)
Math, Intro (m)
Math, Elementary (m)
 
 
MUSIC & THEATRE
Music-General
Music-Piano
Music-Vocal
Music-Instrum
Music-World
Music(m)
Piano Perf.(m)
Theatre(m)
 
 
 
 
 
NATURAL SCIENCES
 
 
Biochemistry
Biology-General
Biology-Marine
Biology-Molecular
Biology- Biomedical
Biology Ed*
Chemistry Ed*
Physical Sci Ed*
Physics Ed*
Biochemistry(m)
Biology(m)
Chemistry(m)
Chemistry, Intro (m)
Conservation Biol,Intro(m)
Marine Biology,Intro(m)
Natural Science,Intro(m)
Nutritional Science,Intro(m)
Physics,Intro(m)
 
 
POLITICAL SCIENCE
 
 
Political Science
Political Science(m)
 
Crim Justice (ct)
Emer Mgt(ct)
Governance (ct)
Intl Develop(ct)
Legal Studies (ct)
Public Mgt (m)
PSYCHOLOGY
 
 
Psychology
Psychology(m)
 
Org Behavior(m)
SOCIAL WORK
 
 
 
 
Social Work
Social Work(m)
Social Work,Intro(m)
VISUAL ARTS & COMMUNCIATION
Art Ed *
Art-Graphic Des
Art-Painting
Communication Stud.
Visual Arts(m)
Communication Studies(m)
Film(m)
Painting(m)
Photo/Video(m)
Sculpture(m)
     
Strategic Comm(ct)
New Media Journalism(ct)

BYUH language courses are designed for second language learners, and thus first or native language speakers are not eligible to take courses offered on BYUH campus.

For those wishing to pursue an Interdisciplinary Studies major with the 2017 Curriculumthe primary and secondary emphases may count as separate breadth areas, but they cannot replace the need for two additional curricular programs in addition to what is in the IDS major. Three of the emphases and/or minors must be in different breadth areas.

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, HIST 305, HIST 344, PAIS 300

GE 300 or HIST 202, ANTH 105, HIST 305, HIST 344, PAIS 300

BYUH language courses are designed for second language learners, and thus first or native language speakers are not eligible to take courses offered on BYUH campus.

Holokai Requirements for Students transferring with an Associate's Degree

Students who transfer with an Associate degree from an accredited college or university, not including Associate of Applied Science, will be required to complete:

  • A major
  • The four CORE Religion courses and residency Religion requirements
  • Advanced Writing - English 315

Students with an Associate of Applied Science must complete the full Holokai program. Students should see an advisor for any possible transfer equivalencies.

Where will your voyage take you?

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