Associate of Arts in General Studies
Hawaii Pacific University

Program Details

The online AA in General Studies degree program from Hawaii Pacific University is designed for students aiming to transfer into a baccalaureate program after graduation. The curriculum consists of core general education courses and unrestricted electives. In this program, students will:

  • Develop skills in writing, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, group process, and communication so they can find, evaluate, and implement information effectively to solve problems. 
  • Explore diverse social and cultural viewpoints and gain knowledge about the historical, geographical, natural, technological, and contemporary forces that impact and shape the world.
  • Discern and assess the values that underlie various crucial positions, articulate their own values with coherence and integrity, and participate in community projects that bridge academia and the public good.


  • High school transcript
  • ACT/SAT scores are required for U.S. students applying directly from high school
  • Personal statement

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission