Where Inspiration Leads to Change

The College of Social Sciences (CSS) at the University of Hawai'i at MĀnoa

Here, it's easy to be inspired. By our culture. Our diversity. Our surroundings. Our students and the potential of what they can do and who they will become. One of 14 colleges and schools at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, the College of Social Sciences (CSS) is among the largest of UH Mānoa's units.

Go Beyond the Books

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

To provide students with a culturally diverse experience that transforms them into bold, engaged global citizens who effect change, break down barriers, touch lives and succeed in a multi-cultural context.

12 Academic Departments