Undergraduate Korean Programs

There are two tracks of the Undergraduate Korean Programs: the Regular Undergraduate Korean Program Track and the Korean Language Flagship Center Undergraduate Program track.

Regular Undergraduate Korean Program Track

Certificate in Korean

The certificate in Korean is for those students who wish to supplement other fields of study with some basic Korean language and culture. Students must take five courses for a total of fifteen credit hours from the approved course list. See the certificate requirements for more information.

Minor in Korean

The minor in Korean requires a more directed body of coursework in Korean language and literature. Students must take five courses for a total of fifteen credit hours from the approved course list. In the case of native speakers, they will be required to take five non-language skill courses. See the minor requirements for more information.

B.A. in Korean

The B.A. in Korean requires thirty-six hours of coursework in Korean language and linguistics or literature. See the major requirements for more information.

Korean Language Flagship Center Undergraduate Program Track

B.A. in Korean for Professionals

The B.A. program aims to prepare American students to function in Korean as professionals in their chosen academic or professional fields. Through the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures (EALL), a Bachelor of Arts degree in Korean for Professionals is awarded upon successful completion of the program and demonstration of the ability to use Korean at professional levels (ILR 3, ACTFL Superior). For details, see http://koreanflagship.manoa.hawaii.edu/programs/bakorean.html

Certificate in Korean for Professionals

The Certificate program is for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to learn advanced Korean and complement their studies with a Certificate in Korean for Professionals. The goal of the program is to elevate Korean language proficiency to a professional level. The Certificate is awarded after completion of both the summer component in residence at the UHM and the one-year overseas component at Korea University (KU) in Seoul. For more details, see http://koreanflagship.manoa.hawaii.edu/programs/certificate.html