University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

UH Hilo offers an engaging atmosphere of learning where knowledge is created and shared, values and wisdom are preserved, and individuals can learn from one another in an inclusive community celebrating diverse ethnicities, cultures and perspectives. Learning at UH Hilo occurs not only in the classroom, but in the laboratory, in the field, in the studio, through performance and presentation, and in our everyday lives.  At UH Hilo, we find our inspiration in the unique community and environment that surround us.

We promote effective and innovative teaching methods that have a positive impact on student learning.  U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 college rankings named UH Hilo as the most ethnically diverse national university. With a student-centered focus encouraging exploration, discovery and a solid grounding in Hawai’i‘s sense of place, we feature the State’s only undergraduate physics and astronomy program with front row access to the world’s most sophisticated telescopes, geology programs offered at the base of an active volcano, and the Pacific Region’s flagship pharmacy program working to drive improvement of healthcare and pharmaceutical science in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Interstate Passport

This example of a Passport Block was developed by faculty at UH Hilo. This member profile was developed as an example of how learning outcome-based transfer can be mapped onto a general education curriculum. The Interstate Passport program sunset at the end of 2023, and each member institution has different policies regarding their ongoing transfer relationships. The publication of their Passport Block is a part of the evergreen resources managed by WICHE to serve as an example and should not indicate any current or ongoing transfer relationships. For more information about transfer at UH Hilo please see their website at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/gened/.

Passport Block

Any GE-LA (Language Arts) course, currently in the Structural Requirements of GE for graduation.

Any GE-FW course (Foundations: Written Communication)

 Any GE-FQ course (Foundations: Quantitative Reasoning).

Any two GE-DB or DP courses (Diversification: Biological Science or Physical Science), and any one GE-DY course (Laboratory Science)

Any two GE-FGA, FGB, or FGC courses (Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives).

Any GE intro to theory or concepts course that overlaps with another block within GE (for example: MATH100, HIST151, HIST152, ART175, ART176, ANTH150, PHIL100, PHIL211, PHIL101, PHIL209, ANTH215, ECON100, POLS201, POLS242, PSY100, SOC100, WS151, ASTR110, MARE110, GEOL100, GEOL112, ENSC100, BIOL100, COM270, CS100, PHYS110, etc.)

Any two GE-DA, DH, or DL courses (Diversification: Arts, Humanities, or Literature).

Any GE-GCC course (Global and Community Citizenship).

From the GE-Integrative requirements category.

Any two GE-DS courses (Diversification: Social Sciences).