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Interested in earning an Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts? Do you need courses that fit your busy schedule? Whether you have always planned to receive a degree or wish to finish what you started years ago, UHMC can help you achieve your goal of earning an A.A. degree by attending day, evening, and online classes right now!

The UHMC Degree-in-Three offers students a unique opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts by attending day or evening and online/cable TV classes. All courses in the program are reserved for the D-3 to attain the A.A. in Liberal Arts within the three year time frame—hence, the Degree-in-Three program… nicknamed the D-3. Students enter the program as part of a cohort that is focused on achieving the same goal, and take three classes each semester and one summer class. Students can start at the beginning of fall or spring semester and earn up to 21 credits per year. The degree may be earned in less time for those with completed credits (for more information about credit transfer, please visit Transferring Credits to University of Hawai`i Maui College). As a student with a busy life, you need a flexible schedule that works best for you. The the Degree-in-Three at UHMC provides you with an opportunity to attend college while meeting your other commitments.
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The Sessions offer you the opportunity to learn more about the Degree-in-Three program experience – financial aid, academic advising, COMPASS placement, admission, registration, UH Center Degree Programs, and other topics may also be covered.


If you have any questions regarding your visit to campus, please contact the Degree-in-Three Counselor, Linda Fujitani at lkfujita@hawaii.edu or (808) 984-3226.

  • Day classes provide a more traditional offering classes two days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at these time slots: 9:00am, 10:30am, 12 noon for 16 weeks in fall and spring semesters
  • One class in summer session

Program Schedule of Classes

Summer 15 Fall 15
49128 GEOG 102 World Regional Geography – Online ENG 102 WI College Reading Skills @ 9 a.m.
HUM 100 Themes in Humanities @ 10:30 a.m.
REL 150 Hawai`i: Center of the Pacific @ Noon
  • Evening classes generally meet two nights a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6 to 9 p.m. for 16 weeks in fall and spring semesters
  • One class offered online
  • One class in summer session

Program Schedule of Classes

Summer 15 Fall 15
49128 GEOG 102 World Regional Geography – Online Developmental MATH 22 or MATH 82 on Tue & Thurs @ 6-7:15 p.m. or REL 150 WI World Major Religions on Tue @ 6-9 p.m. (if not needing MATH 22/82)
HWST 270 Hwaiian Mythology (online)
MKT 160 Advertising & Sales (online)

  • Students with COMPASS placement at English 100
  • Students who have successfully completed English 22
  • Students who have prior college credits
Degree-in-Three classes are held on the UHMC Kahului campus and are taught by UHMC instructors. Students are provided with a full array of support services.
The Associate in Arts degree program in Liberal Arts prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree  program at a four-year college or university. The AA degree in Liberal Arts requires 60 semester credits in courses numbered 100 or higher. The curriculum instills foundational skills and a broad scope of knowledge that fosters academic success in upper division course works, effective citizenship and an appreciation for lifelong learning. Degree-in-Three students can use the degree as a stepping stone for transfer into bachelor’s programs at UHMC, University Center Maui distance education programs, or elsewhere.
For questions, contact Linda Fujitani, Degree-in-Three Counselor
(808) 984-3226