Aloha from the Dean!
Brenda Jensen, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Natural and Computational Sciences
HPU is uniquely positioned to capitalize. The lush tropical environment paired with our beautiful coral reefs and coastal habitats provide a rich arena for education and research. Our marine laboratory at the Oceanic Institute is an active research and teaching facility along the awe-inspiring windward coast. Additionally, we have many field laboratory experiences that utilize a wider breadth of the naturally-available locations around the island of Oahu, and even off our shores aboard educational research vessel Kaholo .
Our college also maintains articulation agreements with a number of other universities in the areas of engineering and the health professions. The 3-2 Engineering Program is an extraordinary dual-degree program in Applied Mathematics and Engineering in partnership with two top engineering programs. Successful students are awarded an Applied Mathematics degree from HPU and an Engineering degree from their choice of either University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles or Washington University in St. Louis. Our Pre-Health Professions Program supports our students in their progression toward medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, or chiropractic schools. Although aligned with the Biology Program’s concentration in Human and Health Sciences, students from any major can fully participate in the program and receive the same mentoring, advising, and other services to ensure they stay on track to meet their goals.
We take great pride in the generous variety of educational opportunities offered in the College of Natural and Computational Sciences. We recognize that the better prepared, trained, and developed our students are, the more they will standout and excel wherever their next destination may be – whether immediately joining the workforce or further matriculating into graduate or professional school. And quite simply, your success as an HPU graduate is our success.
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EXPLORING THE WONDERS, UNCOVERING ANSWERS
Explore Hawaiʻi's rich environment and the unique opportunities that await you, all while pursuing your degree. Get hands-on experience in applying concepts through laboratories and project-based courses across all departments through our college. Our flexible and extraordinary degree programs will get you where you need to be. Whether at the state-of-the-art Oceanic Institute or at sea on the educational research vessel Kaholo, it will be a study spot you will never forget.
The journey doesn't end there, as there are other opportunities in engineering and health that can take you to other institutions such as the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles or Washington University in St. Louis. Wherever you may go, HPU is committed to getting you well-equipped for your next destination. Are you ready to join our ʻohana and start your new adventure?
degrees of study across 3 departments
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Department of Mathematics
WHY College of Natural and Computational Sciences?
Like you, the instructors of the College of Natural and Computational Sciences are driven by curiosity. We have 45 full-time faculty split among three departments: the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Department of Mathematics, and the Department of Natural Sciences.
In collaboration with a strong roster of adjunct faculty – many of whom are working experts in their fields – our full-time faculty deliver nine bachelor degree programs, including Biochemistry, Biology (General and Human and Health Sciences), Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Mathematics (Pure, Applied, and Education), and Oceanography. Some of our majors have two or more concentrations which will provide you with further depth and choice as well as greater opportunity to match your academic program with your specific interests and career goals. At the same time, many of our Bachelor programs have accompanying Minor degrees that provide students breadth beyond their main field of study.