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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.

Majors 

Minors

Certificates

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
- Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
   - 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, Intro Minor

 

The Introduction to 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

 

 

An Exercise Science Biomedical student graduates with the goal to encourage healthy lifestyles and create healthier communities thorughout their professional health career. It can give you a foundation a health professional needs by understanding the role physical activity plays in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Intro Courses: EXS 260/L or BIOL 260/L and EXS 261 or BIOL 261/L, EXS 330

EXS-Health and Human Performance Major

 

 

Discover and apply evidence-based findings to improve health and sport performance. Become an advocate of healthy living by learning the scientific discoveries related to sports nutrition, community health, substance use, marriage and pregnancy, and physical activity in public health. Practice measurement and evaluation skills with scientific thinking to improve health and performance variables. Potential careers may be found as a community health worker or educator for global, federal, state, or local government health promotion positions. Related jobs may include working with athletes, teams, or active people in general as a strength and condition coach, personal training, or sport specialist. Intro Courses: EXS 260/L or BIOL 260/L and EXS 261 or BIOL 261/L, EXS 330

EXS-Sports and Wellness Management Major

 

 

Learn how skills in scientific thinking can aid your interest in sport and wellness management. Apply quantitative sport and health assessments in order to design, lead, and assess programs and events for sport and wellness businesses. Become familiar with gathering evidence to support company goals and objectives. Potential careers may include creating your own business, management or coordinator positions in corporate wellness settings, health tourism (medical or wellness), sports marketing, event management, and sports management. Intro Courses: EXS 260/L or BIOL 260/L and EXS 261 or BIOL 261/L, EXS 330

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

 

Discover and apply evidence-based findings to improve health and sport performance. Become an advocate of healthy living by learning the scientific discoveries related to sports nutrition, community health, substance use, marriage and pregnancy, and physical activity in public health. Practice measurement and evaluation skills with scientific thinking to improve health and performance variables. Related jobs may include working with athletes, teams, or active people in general as a strength and condition coach, personal training, or sport specialist. Intro Courses: EXS 177

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 - Pure Major

 

 

The Pure track of the Mathematics BS major requires a wide variety of classes such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics, Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Math Analysis, and Differential Equations. The math required in this degree will prepare them for the mathematical rigor to pursue a masters in mathematics. This track will prepare students for careers in teaching, government service, industry, and research, or graduate study in mathematics.  Intro Course: MATH 212

Mathematics - Applied Major

 

 

The Applied track of the Mathematics BS major has three parts: a core, an applied cluster, and some advanced math electives. Students that are interested in going on to graduate school in another science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field such as physics, engineering, biostatistics, or computational mathematics will be interested in this track. This track will prepare students to obtain employment in the workforce or to pursue a master's degree in many STEM fields.  Intro Course: MATH 212

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

 

The Political Science major helps students understand power and it's management in public life. Political Science majors serve their nations and the world through government service, using quantitative and qualitative analysis, written and oral communication, and critical thinking skills. Students are prepared to work and serve in many different fields in our rapidly changing world. Intro Course: POSC 101
The Political Science minor introduces students to the discipline of power, helping them understand how it is used in public settings. Political Science minors learn both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The minor augments almost any major and allows graduates to work and serve in numerous fields in our rapidly changing world. Intro Course: POSC 190, or POSC 300, or POSC 304 or MATH 121 or PSYC 205

Psychology - Clinical/Counseling Track

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

Psychology - General/Experimental Track

 

 

 

 

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