The University of Hawaiʻi currently offers three Sustainability-Focused Degrees:
The courses required for the successful completion of these programs educate students about how different dimensions of sustainability relate to and support each other in theory and practice.
Sustainability degree programs are interdisciplinary and teach sustainability as an integrated concept, including its cultural, social, economic, and environmental dimensions.
In addition to earning a Degree in Sustainability, the University of Hawaiʻi also offers many world-class programs offering BA, MA, and Doctoral degrees which have Sustainability topics integrated as part of the curriculum across multiple colleges such as: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM); College of Arts and Sciences; Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani (College of Hawaiian Language); College of Natural Sciences; College of Education; College of Engineering; College of Natural Sciences (NatSci); College of Social Sciences; College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR); Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge; School of Architecture; School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology: (SOEST); William S. Richardson School of Law and much more.
The University of Hawaiʻi recognizes the need for inter and trans-disciplinary curricula that prepare a new generation for productive futures in the face of accelerating future trends. Future career pathways include sustainability professionals, resiliency officers, socio ecological restoration practitioners, change agents to transform legacy systems, and perhaps even careers in fields that do not yet exist.
In addition, students can obtain a degree in sustainability through these new degree programs designed around teaching sustainability as a discipline to prepare students to become change-agents equipped with competencies which empower them to work towards transformation of the socio-ecological systems upon which our societies depend.