Four-Year Plans

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Four-Year Plans • Graduate in Four Years

The four-year plan for your major is a key component of our four-year graduation guarantee.

Please choose your start term for the four-year plan that applies to you. If you have a different start term, or transferred to Chaminade, please check with your academic advisor.

Please note, some degrees are highly structured which requires students to follow a series of courses each semester in order to appropriately progress through the degree program. While there may be some slight deviations from the plan based on your situation, for such programs we strongly advise that you adhere as closely as possible to the plan in order to finish your degree in a timely manner. Other degrees are more flexible, and many of your requirements can be fulfilled in almost any order you wish. For any major, you should consult academic advising or your faculty advisor every semester for up-to-date information on completing your degree.

Degree Program (Description) Start Term
2014-2015
Start Term
2013-2014
Start Term
2012-2013
Start Term
2011-2012
Accounting (B.S.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Behavioral Sciences - Cultural Diversity (B.S.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Behavioral Sciences - Hawaiian Studies (B.S.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Behavioral Sciences - Sociology (B.S.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Biochemistry (B.S.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Biology (B.A.) NA NA NA NA
Biology (B.S.) 4 year plan
or
4 year plan
4 year plan
or
4 year plan
4 year plan
or
4 year plan
4 year plan
or
4 year plan
Business Administration (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Communication - Marketing (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Communication - Broadcasting (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Computer Information Systems (B.S.) discontinued discontinued discontinued discontinued
Computer Science (B.S.) discontinued discontinued 4 year plan 4 year plan
Pre- Engineering (to a B.S. in Engineering) consult your advisor
Criminology and Criminal Justice (B.S.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Pre-Law (B.S. in Criminal Justice) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Elementary Education (B.S.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
English (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Environmental Studies (B.S.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Forensic Sciences (B.S.) 4 year plan (MA-103)
or
4 year plan (MA-110)
4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Historical and Political Studies (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Humanities (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Environmental and Interior Design (B.F.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
International Studies - International Relations (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
International Studies - International Trade (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Nursing 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Pre-Med (look under Biology)
Psychology (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Religious Studies (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
Social Studies (B.A.) 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan 4 year plan
2 Year Associate Degrees Start Term 2013-2014 Start Term 2012-2013 Start Term 2011-2012
Business Administration 2 year plan 2 year plan N/A
Criminology and Criminal Justice 2 year plan 2 year plan N/A
Interior Design 2 year plan 2 year plan N/A
 

Graduate in four years

Four-year graduation guarantee: Graduate in four years.

Why four-year plans? Nationally, the average time it takes a college student to graduate with a Bachelor's degree is six years. Often, colleges and universities do not have individual degree requirements in mind when assembling semester schedules which leads to limited course availability. For example, a student may be ready to take a class for a degree program, but it is not offered that semester. Sometimes they must wait an entire year to take a required course in sequence. College costs can rise dramatically if a student is unable to complete a degree program on time.

Graduating on time: Chaminade has systematically addressed this problem in order that all students may graduate in four years. The Academic Advising Office works closely with the registrar, deans, and faculty advisors to create semester schedules that work for every student. We publish four-year plans for every major so all students and advisors have a game plan.