Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Environmental Center?
The Environmental Center was created by the Hawaii state
legislature in 1970. The Center's three areas of focus are
What is the Environmental Studies (EVS) Program?
The Environmental Studies program offers opportunities for
individually designed courses of study to focus on the
environmental aspects of natural resource management, law, public
health, education, pollution control, chemistry, or marine issues,
to name a few of the possible areas of concentration. The
Environmental Center of the University serves as the coordinator and
student advisor for the Environmental Studies program.
What are the options available in the EVS Program?
The EVS program offers two options: 1) A Bachelor of Arts Degree
in Liberal Studies with a Major Equivalent in Environmental
Studies or 2) a Certificate in
How do I apply for the Environmental Studies program?
If you are interested in the Environmental Studies Major or
Certificate program, please contact Dr. John Cusick at the
Environmental Center at (808) 956-7361, 956-3968 or by email (
Where can I get a UHM catalog?
The UHM Bookstore sells the University of Hawaii at Manoa
General and Graduate Catalog. Contact them at (808) 956-4338. An
online catalog is also
What outside services does the Environmental Center
Our service role integrates all of the other functions of the
Center, building upon research and education to offer unique
insights into emerging and ongoing problems. Our
reviewers are comprised of faculty, staff and students from the
University’s ten campuses.
What types of research does the Environmental Center take part
Our research projects cover a
wide range of interdisciplinary topics, from evaluating
environmental regulations and water quality studies to the
development of computer programs to aid environmental management,
just to name a few.