Dean, College of Social Sciences
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Aloha and welcome to the College of Social Sciences (CSS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where a transformative educational experience awaits!
Marked by leadership, excellence and innovation, our student-centered environment is dedicated to providing students with a vibrant academic climate that affords exciting, intense interaction among students and faculty as they address fundamental questions about human behavior. Featuring outstanding scholarship through internships, active and service learning approaches to teaching, and an international focus particularly in the Asia Pacific region, we prepare students to become leaders in public and private enterprises throughout Hawai‘i and Asia.
Our mission is to provide students with an excellent educational experience, faculty with an exciting academic setting, and the community with expertise to examine public issues through:
One of 17 colleges and schools at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, the College of Social Sciences is among the largest of UH Mānoa's units. It provides 15 to 20 percent of student semester hours and degrees awarded, as well as 10 to 15 percent of the majors, of the campus through its twelve academic programs, which include Anthropology, Communication/Journalism, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Policy, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning, and Women’s Studies.
In this day and age, our community is the world, and the college enjoys a reputation as a truly international institution. Here you'll find graduates that are prepared to be citizens of the world - globally oriented, and yet ready and eager to live by the values we impart.
We invite you to join our 'ohana and enrich your lives.