In this unique and popular program, youʻll learn Hawaiian culture, history and language.
About the Program
Our Hawaiian Studies (HWST) program will provide you with a foundation in the study of Native Hawaiian knowledge and cultural understanding with a rigorous curriculum of cultural origins, Hawaiian language, the ‘āina, and native political determination. Our program will also support your development and training toward the use of Native Hawaiian understanding and methods in the workforce (private, government, community), and other areas of inquiry, such as science, humanities, the arts, social sciences, and other professional endeavors.
Many of our Hawaiian Studies graduates have gone on to careers in the occupations listed below:
Visit the Hawaii Career Explorer website for more information.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
First, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if you are eligible for financial assistance which may help to cover your tuition and any additional costs. For more information about Financial Aid and FAFSA, visit Financial Aid Overview.
Next, see if you may qualify for Scholarships, which are awarded on the basis of merit, academic performance, and/or financial need. View the Scholarships page for available scholarships.
HonCC offers more than 23 academic programs offering 22 associate degrees and 31 certificates to prepare you for a lifetime of meaningful work.