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Certificate in Hawaiian Language

On recommendation of the Center for Hawaiian Language, UH Manoa confers certification of achievement in Hawaiian language.


  • 15 credit hours beyond the intermediate level in Hawaiian, including:
    – 6 credit hours in continuing language study
    – 9 credit hours in language, literature, or structure courses selected to complement the major field of study

  • A 3.0 GPA in courses leading to the certificate is required

  • A grade of B- or better is required for all Hawaiian language courses counted towards the Hawaiian language certificate.

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