College of Natural and Computational Sciences

College of Natural and Computational Sciences


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? 




Oceanic Institute


degrees of study across 3 departments

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.

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