As the only Catholic University in Hawaii, and one of three Marianist higher-education institutions in the US, Chaminade University is guided by the understanding that both reason and faith are essential conditions in the pursuit of truth. Our community is a family where students mature into world citizens who respect the complexity and diversity of others, value community service, and strive to create a more just society. Our faculty emphasizes critical thinking and creative problem solving while mentoring students in more than 25 undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts and humanities, sciences and mathematics, behavioral sciences, business and communication, education, and nursing. Located in the international city of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Chaminade is regarded for its remarkably diverse student body–students come from Hawaii, the mainland U.S., the Pacific region, and beyond. Class sizes are small, with a low student-to-faculty ratio. Here, students develop professionally through service learning projects, research and internship experiences, and leadership and community networking opportunities. At Chaminade, students receive a personalized education that prepares them for an ever-changing future.
Chaminade University offers its students an education in a collaborative learning environment that prepares them for life, service and successful careers. Guided by its Catholic, Marianist and liberal arts educational traditions, Chaminade encourages the development of moral character, personal competencies, and a commitment to build a just and peaceful society. The University offers both the civic and church communities of the Pacific region its academic and intellectual resources in the pursuit of common aims.
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Chaminade University, the only Catholic university in Hawaii, provides a rich educational experience where people grow: professionally, intellectually and spiritually. Chaminade offers one of the nation's most diverse campus populations and a student-to-faculty ratio of 16-to-1.
Chaminade’s signature programs are forensic sciences and interior design. Additionally, the school specializes in biosciences / pre-med, business, communication, criminal justice, education, psychology, environmental studies and religious studies degree programs, with a state-of-the-art school of nursing slated to open in the fall of 2010. Top students can apply for selection in the inter-disciplinary Hogan Entrepreneurial Program, open to students from all undergraduate majors. Chaminade is nationally recognized for service-learning programs.