Aloha Pathway in Social Sciences

Aloha! Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) transfer students

Aloha Pathway in Social Sciences 2 + 2 + 1 - 本硕连读项目

BFSU students who complete the two-year Undergraduate Foundation Program of the International Business School (IBS) will be guaranteed acceptance with junior standing to UHM into the College of Social Sciences and choice of major including:

  • Economics (经济学)
  • Political Science (政治科学)
  • Pre-Psychology (心理学预科)
  • Pre-Communications (传媒学预科)
  • Sociology (社会学)
  • Anthropology (人类学)
  • Geography (地理)
  • Ethnic Studies (民族研究)
  • Women’s Studies (女性研究)
  • Journalism (新闻学)

Benefits - 项目特色

  1. Direct admission to the Bachelors of Arts (BA) program and Social Sciences majors.
  2. Streamlined application to expedited MA programs in Economics, Public Administration, or Urban and Regional Planning.
  3. Scholarship Opportunities.  Participating students with a GPA of 3.3 are eligible to apply for the International Merit Scholarship valued at approximately $16,380 per year.
  4. Concierge advising services, including pre-transfer advising and transition coaching.
  5. Opportunity to earn up to 16 UHM credits, free!  These UHM ‘back-credits’ are granted in recognition for fluency in a second language (for example, Chinese). Certain conditions apply.

Requirements - 项目要求

  • Complete IBS Undergraduate Foundation Program
  • Earn 60 transferrable credits from BFSU
  • Achieve cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better
  • Score TOEFL (iBT) 100 or IELTS (Academic Section) 7.0 to begin studies with no additional language requirements
  • Admission may be granted with additional English language placement exams for students with minimum scores of TOEFL (iBT) 61or IELTS (Academic) 5.0. If students fail to pass such placement test, they will be required to take extra academic English classes at the UHM English Language Institute (ELI).
Dawn Nishida

Aloha Pathway
Contact: Dawn Nishida
Tel: (808) 956-0658

Course Equivalents for CSS Degree Majors (BFSU/UH Mānoa):

Global College - College of Social Sciences