Social Sciences

We offer a variety of credit programs, courses and certificates in the area of Social Sciences. Browse the list below to find the right match for you.

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies credit

DESIGN YOUR OWN MAJOR If no University major is quite your size or shape, you may find a better fit through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. It enables interested and qualified students to arrange interdisciplinary “major equivalents” for B.A. degrees. We can help you achieve your goal! To earn a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, you must be enrolled […]

Bachelor of Social Work - Distance Education Option credit

Asynchronous learning Online courses on your schedule The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work is proud to offer the only Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Distance Education (DE) Option program in the state of Hawai‘i. The DE Option provides you the flexibility to pursue a degree in Social Work based on your location and […]

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management credit

This certificate, which may be taken in conjunction with the MPA degree, provides the tools and framework necessary to meet the increasing challenges facing the nonprofit sector. The distinctive and interdisciplinary coursework draws students from diverse departments including social work, law, and business.

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration credit

This certificate is designed for individuals looking to better understand their public service organization. The certificate is also appropriate for those wishing to explore public administration prior to committing to the full MPA degree program.  

Master of Social Work Program, Distance Education Option credit

Since 1988 the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work has provided opportunities for residents on our neighbor islands (Hawaii Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai) to complete graduate degrees in social work.

Online BA in Economics credit

The online BA degree completion program in Economics provides students with an intensive knowledge of the theory and practice of economics, with an emphasis on the analysis of contemporary policy challenges of Hawaiʻi and the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific region.   Majors study a wide range of current economic policy issues and learn theoretical and […]

Online BA in Women's Studies credit

The online BA degree completion program in Women’s Studies provides students a thorough background in contemporary interdisciplinary scholarship in feminist and gender studies.   Classes are held in a 16-week semester format. Qualifying students can have dual admissions and dual enrollment with UHM through the UH Kaʻieʻie Program.   Women’s Studies Online BA Requirements:  https://womenstudies.manoa.hawaii.edu/online-ba-requirements/

Social Science of Oceans credit

Designed for working adults, this accelerated online BA degree completion program is offered in five week segments. This program is flexible and focused. If you have prior college credits equivalent to an AA degree, you will earn this online Bachelor of Arts degree in less than two-and-a-half years.