College of Social Sciences, UH Mānoa
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Study at CSS

Marked by academic and research excellence, the College’s student-centered environment cultivates a vibrant climate for learning. Students and faculty work together to address fundamental questions about human behavior. Students are prepared for leadership roles through classroom learning; internships and service learning experiences; and a heightened international focus, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

Stories of CSS

A Student’s Perspective: Students and alumni share thoughts about how the College impacted their lives.

Dreams of making a difference leads a student on a journey from the Marshall Islands to CSS.

From Japan to Hawai`i: A college transfer student’s success story

Explore Our Programs

Use the interactive program explorer to learn about CSS departments, degrees, major academic areas and specialties.

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Enrollment Pathways

In addition to traditional pathways for university students, CSS offers multiple, flexible journeys on the way to earning college degrees.

Experiential Learning

Students searching to take an active role in their education can reap dynamic learning experiences and huge opportunities for personal growth.

Lifelong Learning

There’s no such thing as being too old to learn. That’s the reality of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a member-based community of adults ages 50+.

Advising and Support

From advising and academic plans to educational planning and academic progress checks, CSS advisors guide students on their academic journeys.

Financial Aid

Visit Financial Aid Services for information on financing higher education and for help and guidance through the financial aid process.


Answers to common queries about the College, such as its departments and programs, and even how to keep track of weekly fun events.