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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.

2018-2019 Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

BYU-Hawaii offers majors, minors, and certificates 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 = BYU- Degree

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 121, BIOL 340, PSYC 205, POSC 200/300 & POSC 204/304, or EXS 339
    • Calculus: MATH 212, MATH 213, 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: CHEM 494, HIST 490, CS 493, IT 491-493, POSC 300 & 304
       

Breadth and Depth of Education

All majors, minors, and certificates are grouped into three areas. To build your Holokai, you will need to choose one program as your major and two programs from different categories as your minors and/or certificates. All the choices for your Holokai should be located in seperate columns and rows. Furthermore, you can also choose other programs as additional majors, minors, and/or certificates if they are completed within 4 years. 

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Arts and Humanities
Math and Sciences
Professional Studies
Majors
Minors * / Certificates °
Majors
Minors * / Certificates °
Majors
Minors * / Certificates °
Art Education ^
Art-Graphic Design
Art-Painting
Communication & Media Studies
Communication Studies *
Film *
Painting *
Sculpture *
Visual Arts *
        Multimedia Communication °
 
 
 
 
Accounting
Business Education ^
Business Mgt.-Finance
Business Mgt.-HR & Org
Business Mgt.-Marketing
Business Mgt.- Operations
Elementary Education
Hospitality & Tourism
Secondary Education ^
Social Work
Accounting *
Economics *
Education *
Entrepreneurship *º
Hospitality & Tourism *
Human Resources Mgt. *
Leadership *
Marketing *
Social Work *
Social Work,Intro *
Special Education °
Supply Chain Operations *
 
 
Computer Science
Information Technology
 
Computer Science *
Information Technology *
Web Development *
Information Systems
 
Agile Project Mgt. º
Digital Business º
Digital Security *º
Digital Technology *
Digital Technology, Into *
Enterprise Business Systems *
Information Systems *
Mobile App Development, Intro *
Web Design, Intro *
Cultural Anthropology
Hawaiian Studies
History
History Education ^
Intercultural Peacebuilding
Pacific Island Studies
Social Science Education ^
Asian Studies *
Cultural Anthropology *
Hawaiian Language *°
Hawaiian Studies *
History *
Pacific Island Studies *
 
 
 
Intercultural Peacebuilding º
English
English Education ^
Integrated Humanities
Chinese *
Creative Writing *
English *
Foundational Language *
Integrated Humanities *
Japanese *
Spanish *
 
 
 
Foundational Language *
Professional Writing *
TESOL
TESOL Education ^
Linguistics *
Linguistics, Intro *
 
 
 
TESOL, Intro *
TESOL °
 
 
EXS Education ^
EXS- Biomedical
EXS- Health and Hyman Perf.
EXS- Sports & Wellness Mgt.
Health & Human Perf. *
 
Coaching *
Sports & Wellness Mgt. *
Music-General
Music-Instrumental Perf.
Music-Piano Perf.
Music-Vocal Perf.
Music-World Studies
Music *
Piano Perf. *
Theatre *
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Biochemistry
Biology Education ^
Biology- Biomedical Sciences
Biology- Ecol,. Evol., Conser.
Biology- Marine
Biology- Molecular & Cell
Chemistry Education ^
Mathematics Education
Mathematics- Applied
Mathematics- Pure
Physical Science Education ^
Physics Education ^
Biochemistry *
Biology *
Chemistry *
Chemistry, Intro *
Conservation Biology,Intro *
Marine Biology,Intro *
Natural Science,Intro *
Nutritional Science,Intro *
Physics,Intro *
Mathematics *
Mathematics, Intro *
 
 
 
 
Political Science
Political Science *
 
Criminal Justice °
Emergency Mgt. °
Governance °
International Development °
Legal Studies °
Public Mgt. °
 
 
Psychology-Clinical/Counseling
Psychology-General/Experimental
Psychology *
 
Organizational Behavior *
* - Minor         ° - Certificate        ^ - Secondary Education Majors count towards 2 categories 
TESOL- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages          EXS- Exercise and Sport Science          Mgt.- Management               Perf. - Performance

 

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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