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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.

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Biochemistry Major

Biochemistry Minor

 

The Biochemistry major is designed to give students an in depth exploration of Chemistry and it's role and application in biological systems. This major 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

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   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

Biology Major

   - Marine Biology Emphasis

   - Molecular & Cell Biology Emphasis

   - Biomedical Sciences Emphasis

    Students in the Biology Program may earn a B.S. in Biology and can opt for an emphasis in one of three categories: Marine Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Biomedical Sciences. If a student wishes to obtain a specific emphasis within our Biology program, a group of required courses must be completed within the 60 credit Biology degree plan. This major is rigorous and lab intensive and it is recommended for students with strong interest and aptitude for lab-based science. Intro course: BIOL 112/L
Biology - Education Major     The Biology Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Biology. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Biology in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Chemistry Minor   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, Intro Minor   The Introduction to Chemistry minor provides students with a general chemistry foundation and expands to let the student choose topics in chemistry that interests them. Labs are optional.  Students can take only lectures to learn about the science of chemistry, and if they wish to gain hands-on experience they could also take labs.  Intro course: CHEM 105/L or CHEM 100 if no prior chemistry 
Chemistry - Education Major     The Chemistry Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Chemistry. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Chemistry in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
Computer Science Major Computer Science Minor  

The Computer Science major prepares students to solve technical problems using algorithms, mathematics and software. A significant focus is on software development, which touches virtually every human endeavor. Students in computer sicence learn how to approach complex problems found in science, business, math, medicine, transportation, and entertainment. Students are prepared to research new areas where computers may have a positive impact. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 202, CIS 205, IT 280

The Computer Science minor provides students with a foundation in software development and logical thinking. After taking the core classes, students wishing to focus more on programming can take CS 301 (Algorithms & Complexity), while students who prefer a more theoretical approach should take CS 320 (Computational Theory). Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 202, CS 203, CIS 205, CIS 206

  Conservation Biology Minor   The Conservation Biology minor provides students with a foundational understanding of biology, ecology, and conservation sciences. Students will study the processes and natural laws that govern biological communities and how resources are utilized, managed, and conserved. Intro Course: BIOL 100
Exercise and Sport Science (EXS)
     
EXS-Biomedical Science Major      
EXS-Health and Human Performance Major      
EXS-Sports and Wellness Management Major      
EXS - Education Major     The Exercise & Sport Science Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Physical Education. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Physical Education in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Health & Human Performance Minor
   
Information Technology Major Information Technology Minor  

The Information Technology major graduates students that can work in virtually all types of organizations. They design, install and maintain computing infrastructures including servers, networking, network security, embedded systems, and digital communications. Career opportunities exist in business, health care, government, education, and communications. Students are also prepared for graduate studies. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 200, CIS 202, IT 224/L, IT 240, IT 280

The Information Technology minor helps students to develop level understanding and critical thinking needed to setup and troubleshoot computer hardware, networks, and operating systems. Core classes will help you understand how IT fits within today's organizational environment and will also help with individual challenges like getting the best performance out of your wi-fi network and from your laptop. Electives are available in information security, human-computer interaction, Linux and Windows operating systems, and networking. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 200, IT 224/L

 

Mathematics Minor

   
 

Mathematics, Intro Minor

   
 

Mathematics, Elementary Minor

   
Mathematics - Pure Major

 

   
Mathematics - Applied Major      
Mathematics - Education Major

 

  The Mathematics Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Mathematics. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Mathematics in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
 

Marine Biology, Intro Minor

  The Introduction to Marine Biology minor will introduce students to foundational concepts in marine biology, oceanography, and Pacific natural history. Students will study how chemical and physical processes in the ocean govern and affect biological communities.  Intro course: BIOL 100
 

Natural Sciences, Intro Minor

  The Introduction to Natural Sciences minor provides students with a range of conceptual, basic level courses designed to give each student foundational knowledge in science. The overall objective of this minor is to help students learn how science perceives and explains the world in which we live. Intro courses: SCI 201 or any PHYS, CHEM, BIOL, ASTR, GEOL, or OCEN course
 

Nutritional Science, Intro

  The Introduction to Nutritional Science minor will provide students first with a foundation in human health, chemistry, and biology followed by a deeper understanding of human physiology, behavior, and nutrition. Intro courses:  CHEM 101 or 105, BIOL 100 or 112, HLTH 115 or EXS 270
Physical Science - Education Major

 

  The Physical Science Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Physical Science. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Physical Science in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
Physics - Education Major

 

  The Physics Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Physics. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Physics in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
 

Physics, Intro Minor

  The Introduction to Physics minor is designed for students who desire to learn introductory classical and modern physics. The three main courses, Physics 121, 220, and 221, are calculus-based.  Intro course: If a student has already taken physics in high school and has the mathematics prerequisites, he/she should begin with Physics 121; otherwise the student should begin with Physics 100, Conceptual Physics.
Political Science Major Political Science Minor
   
Psychology Major Psychology Minor   Psychology is the study of the human mind, emotions, and behavior. Psychologists observe and record the way humans and animals communicate and relate to each other and to their environments. They observe behavior, make predictions, and test hypotheses scientifically. Psychology seeks to answer important questions concerning human identity, feelings, and the reasons for behavior.  Intro Course: PSYC 111
  Web Development Minor   Web development covers web design and moves into web application development. Students will learn how to create full stack (Operating Systems, Databases, Back-end and front-end) web applications. Students should be prepared to learn how to program and use that skill into developing full scale web applications. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 202, IT 240, IS 350, CS 401