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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about the College of Social Sciences and its programs.

What is the value of a social science degree?

Since the study of society and human relationships is versatile and practical, a social sciences degree brings priceless value to day-to-day life.

The avenues of employment are wide open for the holder of a CSS degree or certificate. Here are examples of career possibilities.

For a quick overview about CSS, including facts and statistics, visit the About the College page.

The College is comprised of 12 departments focused on the study of society and human relationships. For a listing of departments and their major academic areas, specialties and general contact information, visit Departments.

The College offers a plethora of Bachelor’s, Minors, Master’s and Doctoral degrees, as well as a variety of certificates, including those accessible online. Use the interactive program explorer.

Yes, CSS departments and programs are renowned both nationally and internationally. To view the latest rankings, visit College Quick Facts.

More than 95 percent of College faculty members have earned doctorate degrees. Visit College Quick Facts for updated figure.

The median class size ranges between 20-35. Visit College Quick Facts for updated figure.

The College knows the importance of assisting new students through small learning communities, and Student Success and Learning Centers. Visit Academic Programs for New Students for updated info.

Yes, the College’s Academic Advising team links students, both incoming and current, to an expansive network of advisors, faculty and staff singularly committed to supporting the academic journey. Visit Academic Advising.

The College’s Our Campus page provides an overview of the UH Mānoa campus and its available resources, as well as programs and resources covering areas such as Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Safety, and Extracurricular Opportunities. In addition, the College’s Academic Support Resources page features a list of academic-related resources on admissions, the academic calendar, class availability, college’s undergraduate handbook, student employment opportunities and more.

Learn about the admissions process, tuition, key deadlines and more at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa’s Office of Admissions page.

Learn about financial aid, including a step-by-step guide to applying, at the UH Manoa’s Financial Aid Services.

The UH Campus Visit page contains guidance for those interested in planning a visit to UH Mānoa.

The Get Connected page contains a variety of information from public service opportunities and invitations to join department clubs, to a wide array of intramural sports and healthful activities at the world-class Warrior Recreation Center

A list of possible Academic Honors is available in the UH Catalog. The College maintains a list of available Honor Societies.