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Examining bacteria in the gut
Examining bacteria in the gut

New research links chronic disease and mental health risks among NHPI to more than social environmental factors.

a yen to trailblaze
a yen to trailblaze

Economics alumnus Koichiro Iwasaki takes the lead to support his alma mater in a big way.

from reporter to anchor
from reporter to anchor

Two recent Journalism alumni make the quick jump to a high-profile career.

Antarctic black mosses
Antarctic black mosses

Research by a Geography and Environment team provides a clearer picture of climate change and ice history.

Early college, early advantage
Early college, early advantage

A Kealakehe High graduate credits Mānoa Academy for setting her on the successful road to a dream major.

Tea and the power of Instagram
Tea and the power of Instagram

A CSS student-faculty research duo discovers a popular app can effectively market tea, even during a worldwide pandemic.

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The College of Social Sciences

Where Inspiration Leads to Change

Creating the next generation of global game changers solving the most pressing issues facing the world today.

Helping the environment
Students address food insecurity and help the environment while earning college credit through the MINA program.

Antarctic Black Mosses
Black mosses collected along the edges of Antarctic glaciers and nunataks reveal climate change effects.

CSS By The Numbers




States Alumni Reside In


Countries Alumni Reside In

Top 1%

Universities worldwide
in the area of social sciences


Faculty with PhD


Average Time (years) to Diploma