Nā Kekelē A Me Nā Papahana / Degrees and Programs

B.A. ʻIke Hawaiʻi / B.A. in Hawaiian Studies

Māhele Pōkole ʻIke Hawaiʻi / Minor in Hawaiian Studies

The mission of the Hawaiian Language and Cultural Studies program is to provide all of our students who choose to attend BYU–Hawaii the opportunity to study the Hawaiian language, the Hawaiian culture, the history, and all the positive aspects of the Hawaiian people within the context of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to foster the principles of service, leadership, hospitality, respect, perseverance, humility, and aloha that we believe is nothing less than the pure love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Within these parameters the program for Hawaiian Language and Cultural Studies teaches the following curriculum. Two tracks of study are available: a Hawaiian language track and a Hawaiian culture track. It is recommended that students majoring in Hawaiian studies minor in another area. No grade lower than a C- will be counted towards the major.

Māhele Kālele ʻOlelo A Me Nohona / Emphasis in Language and Cultural Studies

Hawaiian Language Minor

Hawaiian Language Certificate 



B.A. in Pacific Islands Studies

Pacific Islands Studies is an interdisciplinary major. It focuses on current issues of the lands and peoples of the Pacific Islands region. It offers students the opportunity to learn skills in critical thinking, oral presentation and research writing while understanding the Pacific Islands in both a regional and global setting. Students of Pacific Islands Studies are able to continue graduate study or enter the work force in a variety of areas, where an intimate knowledge of Pacific issues can be an advantage. This is especially enhanced when the student takes a minor in another discipline.


Minor in Pacific Island Studies