Since 1976, the University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu has served the people of Hawai’i and remains a dynamic and diverse place of learning and cultural enrichment.
Formerly West Oahu College, the university has evolved from a two-year baccalaureate institution to a four-year comprehensive University with academic programs that emphasize the exploration of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies. Founded in the liberal arts, UH West O‘ahu is committed to quality teaching and an environment that fosters life-long learning.
UH West O’ahu is located in the City of Kapolei on the island of O’ahu. The average enrollment is about 2,400 students via on-campus and distance learning. The University offers six bachelor’s degree programs in more than 25 areas of study as well as seven certificate programs and features small class sizes and a low faculty-to-student ratio. With dedicated faculty and staff working together, UH West O’ahu offers an intellectually challenging higher education experience in a supportive setting for all students.
UH West Oahu is a four-year, comprehensive university with an emphasis on baccalaureate education founded in the liberal arts, service professional, career-related, and applied fields, based on State and regional needs. UH West Oahu is committed to providing access to residents throughout the State of Hawaii through its partnerships with the University of Hawaii community colleges and its delivery of distance education programs.
The University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu received a Grant from the Office of Naval Research, for the project “Establish a STEM Center of Excellence and a Bachelor of Applied Science Concentration in Facilities Management Academic Program”.
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Degrees and Certificates
Offering four-year bachelor’s degrees in liberal arts, professional studies, and applied sciences as well as certificate programs designed for career success, UH West O’ahu boasts small classes and a low faculty-to-student ratio
The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu (UHWO) offers a distance learning program with courses delivered through various modalities: 1) Online courses; 2) Interactive television using classroom facilities provided by Kauai Community College, Maui Community College, and the University Education Centers at Lanai, Molokai, and West Hawaii
The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu believes that students function best in a learning environment where they are active contributors to their own educational planning. Such planning includes identifying individual educational goals and objectives, as well as future career and educational plans. Many resources are available for students to assist them in their college endeavors. Two of these resources are Faculty Advisors and Academic Advisors
STEM Center and PUEO Prototyping Lab
The University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu received a Grant from the Office of Naval Research, for the project “Establish a STEM Center of Excellence and a Bachelor of Applied Science Concentration in Facilities Management Academic Program”.