Start your 4-Year Degree

Start your four-year degree

If you plan to attend the community colleges with the ultimate goal of transferring to a four-year institution, you'll be glad to know that the importance of the community college route to a bachelor's degree is recognized by all segments of higher education.

Two-year College Pathway to a Bachelor's Degree

The University of Hawai'i Community Colleges' liberal arts curriculum and some of the occupational, technical and professional courses are designed to enable you to transfer easily to a four-year college or university.

You can prepare for a bachelor's degree at any one of the seven community college campuses, taking the same courses you would as a freshman and sophomore at a four-year college or university. The best part about our transfer programs is that you'll receive the same high level of education as you would at a four-year school, but at very affordable tuition costs. Plus, when you transfer to a four-year institution, you'll have fulfilled most of your core requirements, allowing you to concentrate on your major.

Since entrance requirements and the acceptance of transfer courses differ for the various baccalaureate programs, we recommend that you consult with an academic advisor to familiarize yourself with the requirements of the colleges and your field of study.

The Associate in Arts degree (AA) is for students who intend to pursue a liberal arts major at a four-year college or university in disciplines such as:

  • American studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Asian studies
  • Business
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • Criminal justice
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • education
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Geography
  • Hawaiian Studies
  • Hawaiian and Pacific Studies
  • History
  • Information and Computer Science
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech
  • Theater
  • and much more.

The AA degree from the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges is recognized as fulfilling the general education requirements at all University of Hawai'i baccalaureate degree-granting campuses.

The Associate In Science degree (AS) is for students who want to earn a career-technical degree and use all or some of the courses to pursue a bachelors' degree at a college or university, including majors such as:

  • accounting
  • administration of justice
  • applied forensic anthropology
  • architecture and CAD
  • Biology
  • business
  • chemistry
  • commercial aviation
  • communication arts
  • communications
  • computing, electronics and networking
  • digital media
  • early childhood education
  • economics; engineering
  • geology
  • information and computer science
  • information technology
  • kinesiology and leisure science
  • management
  • marine biology
  • marketing
  • meteorology
  • nursing
  • occupational and environmental safety
  • respiratory therapy
  • television production
  • travel and tourism
  • zoology
  • and much more.











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