The Bachelors of Social Work Program

The University of Hawaiʻi confers a bachelor of social work (BSW) degree on undergraduate students who have majored in social work and completed all the academic requirements of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. This program involves a two-year course of study beginning in the junior year. It combines both academic course work and field practicum.

Have questions about our degree or profession?
Meet our Pre-BSW Peer Advisor!

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact us at or (808)956-7182 to schedule.

8:30AM - 11:00AM

8:30AM - 3:30PM

Not Available

8:30AM - 2:00PM

8:30AM - 10:30AM
11:00AM - 2:00PM

sabagala photoPuna Sabagala

Aloha! My name is Puna and I am currently a graduate student. I am part of the Masters of Public Health program, specializing in Epidemiology. I became a Mānoa Peer Advisor because it is a way for me to give back to my community. I know that one day the students I advise will become great leaders. I enjoy being able to make students feel comfortable about where their college career is heading. Looking forward to working with all of you.

infiel photoMalia Infiel

Hi! My name is Malia Infiel and I am currently a junior in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. I am working as a Mānoa Peer Advisor (MPA). Having been accepted into the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, I understand first hand what it's like to go through the application process for the School of Social Work and want to help anyone who has questions about our program and school. Along with being an MPA, I am currently the vice president for the American Association of University Women Students at Mānoa (AAUW-SM). Aside from my responsibilities with school, I am a wife and mom. I understand what it's like to have to alter and balance an active schedule. If you have any questions, please use the contact information listed above to schedule an appointment today. I look forward to working with you!