Fully Online 5-Course Certificates

We offer students the opportunity to earn a fully accredited undergraduate certificate while they enjoy the freedom and flexibility that online programming allows.

This online undergraduate certificate aims to change the way our students view the world. The curriculum prepares students to pursue a wide range of intellectual interests through courses in the histories and social dynamics of different ethnic groups. It covers a wide range of topics including migration, land tenure, social movements, social inequality and social justice, labor history, and ethnic, race, and gender politics and relations in Hawaiʻi, Oceania, and the United States. Students will gain the ability to work effectively within global and multicultural communities in such areas as education, social services, government, business, law, cultural and labor organizations, communications, and nonprofit management.

Advising Information

If you would like to get information about applying, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact:

Required Certificate Coursework

The certificate requires at least 15 credit hours including:

  • Core Course (3 credits)
  • Theme Group 1 (6 credits)
  • Theme Group 2 (6 credits)

Visit the Ethnic Studies for complete certificate details.

Academic Quality

University of Hawaii at Mānoa is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Ethnic Studies 5-Course Certificate is approved by WASC.

Equivalent to a minor at the University of Hawaiʻi, the Undergraduate Certificate in Peace Studies broadens students’ perspectives and strengthens critical thinking on issues of war and peace, justice and human rights, and governance. The Certificate exposes students to the fundamentals of peace and conflict resolution, skills are highly valued by employers in a wide range of professional fields, making it an excellent complement to many popular majors.

Advising Information

If you would like to get information about applying, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact:

Required Certificate Coursework

The certificate requires at least 15 credit hours including:

  • Core Courses (9 credits)
  • Elective Courses (6 credits)

Visit the Matsunaga Institute for complete certificate details.

Academic Quality

University of Hawaii at Mānoa is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Peace Studies 5-Course Certificate is approved by WASC.

Thus undergraduate certificate encourages students to study the specific achievements of women, examine the many factors that determine the status of women across cultures and through time, and analyze theories and assumptions about women that relate to their particular majors.

Advising Information

If you would like to get information about applying, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact:

Required Certificate Coursework

The certificate requires at least 15 credit hours including:

  • Core Courses (3 credits)
  • Special Focus (3 credits)
  • WS Electives (9 credits)

Visit Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for complete certificate details.

Academic Quality

University of Hawaii at Mānoa is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Women’s Studies 5-Course Certificate is approved by WASC.