Welcome to PACE Undergraduate Programs

Welcome to PACE Undergraduate Programs

The Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) Undergraduate programs at Chaminade University of Honolulu provides an opportunity for members of the armed forces, their families, and working adults to pursue an undergraduate degree through online and evening courses. Chaminade University enables students to advance their education and receive support from an experienced network of faculty and alumni. Faculty members and administrative officials of the PACE Undergraduate programs at Chaminade University are committed to helping students acquire professional skills and knowledge while supporting personal growth.

Students enrolled in the PACE Undergraduate programs benefit from flexible schedules, with the option to enroll in evening and online courses as a part-time or full-time student. Accelerated, 10-week courses are offered in four semesters beginning January, April, July and October. Courses are highly interactive, emphasizing dialogue among students and instructors as the central aspect of online learning.


Evening courses are offered at local military bases and community centers around Oahu. Currently, classes are held at:

  • Hickam Air Force Base
  • Kaneohe Marine Corps Base
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Base
  • Schofield Barracks
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Leeward Community College
  • Holy Family Catholic Academy

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How to Apply

An application for admission must be completed by each candidate seeking admission. Applications may be obtained online or from:

PACE Undergraduate Programs
Professional and Continuing Education Office Kieffer Hall, Room 1 3140 Waialae Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816-1578 Telephone: (808) 735-4755 1. Apply online at https://www.chaminade.edu/forms/aeop_app.php 2. Submit a $25 application fee payable by credit card, online. 3. A high school transcript or GED certificate is required if the student has less than 24 semester hours of college credit. All college transcripts should be sent to Chaminade University's PACE Undergraduate Programs Office once an application has been submitted.

Are PACE Undergraduate programs only for military students?

No, civilian students may attend classes at any of the military installations as spaces are available. Civilians are required to contact each base coordinator upon registration to determine what steps they need to take in order to obtain base access for each location. Some locations are time sensitive and it is the student's responsibility to be proactive in obtaining their pass.

How do I order textbooks?

You may order books in person or online at http://bookstore.chaminade.edu. It may take up to 5 days for you to receive your book order, so please plan accordingly.

Associate's Degrees

Downwards ArrowBusiness Administration (A.A.)
The Business Administration program emphasizes the fundamentals of general business administration for students who need to acquire a basic knowledge of business processes to enhance their career options. Course requirements include introduction to business, accounting, statistics, and economics. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowCriminology and Criminal Justice (A.S.)
Criminology and Criminal Justice is the study of the judicial system and of criminal and deviant behavior. Students are prepared for entry into a number of career positions in criminal justice, law enforcement, and public safety, including positions at the federal, state, and local level. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowEarly Childhood Education (A.S.)
This program provides an introduction to child development and early childhood educational practices. Graduates of the program may continue onto a baccalaureate program to become a certified teacher or enter the workforce as a teacher or assistant teacher in pre-school/early childcare setting. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowLiberal Arts (A.A.)
Liberal Arts is an interdisciplinary program that requires students to takes courses in English, Literature, Mathematics, History, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Religion, Philosophy, Natural Sciences, and Global Awareness. This degree provides students with a well-rounded education for successful continuation in a baccalaureate degree program. See catalog description.

Bachelor's Degrees

Downwards ArrowBusiness Administration (B.A.) Beginning Fall 2014
Pending WASC approval.
Emphasizes the fundamentals of general business management with course requirements including finance, economics, marketing, and management.
Downwards ArrowCriminology and Criminal Justice (B.S.)
Criminology and Criminal Justice is the study of the judicial system and of criminal and deviant behavior. Students are prepared for entry into a number of career positions in criminal justice, law enforcement, and public safety, including positions at the federal, state, and local level. It also prepares students for law school. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowEarly Childhood Education (B.S.)
The Early Childhood Education program prepares candidates interested in working with young children ages 2 ½ through six years in private schools and other educational environments. This program meets National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation standards and Hawai‘I state registry requirements for ECE. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowElementary Education (B.S.)
Upon successful completion of the Elementary Education degree program, graduates are certified to teach Kindergarten through 6th grade. Chaminade follows certification guidelines set by the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board. Graduates are qualified to teach in most states. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowEnglish (B.A.)
The English program nurtures students’ creative, critical, and analytical abilities with regard to poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction. Graduates of the program should be prepared to continue in graduate studies or professional careers that demand a sound background in literary studies, analytic reading, and writing skills. Three primary concentrations are offered: Writing, Literature, or Criticism. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowHistorical and Political Studies (B.A.)
The Historical & Political Studies program is an interdisciplinary degree which involves the study and analysis of the evolutions of societies, governments, and institutions. This program pays particular attention to perspectives of Pacific and Asian communities as well as other minority groups in the U.S. This program prepares students for graduate studies, law school, and careers in government and education. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowManagement (B.A.) Beginning Fall 2014
Pending WASC approval.
Downwards ArrowPsychology (B.S.)
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behavior. Students are prepared for graduate studies in fields such as counseling psychology, as well as careers in social services, business, medicine, education, and government. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowReligious Studies (B.A.)
The Religious Studies program offers students an in-depth reflection into the nature of religious experience and the workings of religious communities. Graduates of the program often go on to teach in religious affiliated schools, enter seminary, or continue on to graduate studies. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowSecondary Education (B.S.)
Graduates of the Secondary Education program are licensed to teach grades 7 through 12. Students must choose between two licensure tracks: English or Social Studies. See catalog description.
Downwards ArrowSocial Studies (B.A.)
The Social Studies program prepares students to teach social studies in middle and secondary schools. It is designed as a State of Hawai‘i Department of Education (D.O.E.) approved content area and may be used by students seeking a State of Hawai‘i license to teach in secondary schools. In addition to this approved content area, student must complete additional licensing courses in Education. See catalog description.