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.
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
- Asian studies
- Criminal justice
- Ethnic Studies
- Foreign Languages
- Hawaiian Studies
- Hawaiian and Pacific Studies
- Information and Computer Science
- Political Science
- Social Work
- 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:
- administration of justice
- applied forensic anthropology
- architecture and CAD
- commercial aviation
- communication arts
- computing, electronics and networking
- digital media
- early childhood education
- economics; engineering
- information and computer science
- information technology
- kinesiology and leisure science
- marine biology
- occupational and environmental safety
- respiratory therapy
- television production
- travel and tourism
- and much more.