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The College of Social Sciences (CSS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Hawaiʻi Community College have collaborated for a new online dual-enrollment opportunity called the Aloha Pathway.

Designed for Hawaiʻi CC students interested in obtaining a social sciences degree from UH Mānoa, the partnership allows qualifying students to take online courses that articulate to various CSS bachelor’s degree programs.

“The Aloha Pathway is part of the college’s ongoing effort to engage local students and increase opportunities for success throughout their educational career,” said CSS Dean Denise Eby Konan. “Our goal is to provide expanded options and curriculum choices for students by providing a wide range of academic opportunities to Hawaiʻi Island students and simplifying the barriers to course articulation and transfer between our programs.”

Added Hawaiʻi CC Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas, “This college has been a stepping stone for many students on their way to earning bachelor’s degrees. The Aloha Pathway program gives our students excellent options for completing their bachelor’s degrees online with UH Mānoa and creates a more seamless process to help them reach their higher education goals.”

The online nature of the Aloha Pathway program allows Hawaiʻi CC students to conveniently learn at their own pace through flexible course offerings. Students can currently earn the following degrees through the Aloha Pathway: bachelor’s degree in economics, psychology or sociology; a minor in anthropology, economics, political science or sociology; or a certificate in ethnic studies, women’s studies, peace studies, or law and society.

—By Lisa Shirota