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Maina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Minor in Hawaiian

  • The overall purpose of the minor in Hawaiian is to provide an undergraduate learning opportunity tailored to classified students who are interested in Hawaiian Language as a second discipline of specialization that will complement their major studies, support their future work in and for the Hawaiian community, and/or empower their growth and development as Native Hawaiians. Acceptance into the minor follows:

  • Completion of 25 credits of university work with a 2.0 cumulative and major GPA

  • Admission to an appropriate academic major

  • Successful completion of HAW 101, 102, 201, and 202.


  • 18 credit hours of non-introductory Hawaiian Language courses (beyond 202) including:
    – 12 credit hours in continuing Hawaiian language study (HAW 301, 302, 401, and 402)
    – 6 credit hours from HAW elective courses at the 300-400 level in various content areas

  • A 3.0 GPA in courses leading to the minor

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

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