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Undergraduate Programs


The UH-Manoa Economics Department strives to offer the best education possible to enable undergraduate students to understand the range of economic challenges facing Hawaii, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region. We offer two undergraduate degree programs: A Major in Economics leading to a B.A. degree and a Minor in Economics. In addition, we offer numerous courses at all levels for students wanting just a taste of economics.

The UH-Manoa Economics Department is a leader among departments focusing on the economies of the Asia-Pacific region. We offer courses on the economies of China, Japan, the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia. Our international focus is strengthened by courses in international trade, international finance, global growth and crisis, and economic development.

We have active and growing exchange programs with universities in Japan and Thailand. Most importantly, the cultural diversity of our students and faculty bring a unique international flavor to our program that is unmatched by any economics department in the United States.

Interested in becoming a major or a minor? Download and read our Guide to the Undergraduate Program. Then make an appointment to see the Undergraduate Advisor.

Economics Honors Track

The Economics Honors Track provides our most highly motivated majors the chance to conduct advanced study and research in close contact with a faculty advisor from the department. Students can join the Economics Honors Track anytime after they are accepted into the UH Manoa Honors Program and have an Economics GPA of 3.3. See the honors track website for more details.

Declare Economics as a Major or Minor

Please follow our guide to declare economics as your Major or Minor, as well as use the following forms to aid you.

Undergraduate Guide BA in Economics program sheet
and sample four year academic plan
Major Declaration Form Minor Declaration Form

Please schedule an appointment with a department advisor by emailing adviecon@hawaii.edu or call 1-808-956-8496.