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 FOCUS: Global Markets and Innovative Design

Biofuel and Animal Feed

Biofuel and Animal Feed

Partner with industry to reuse waste products

Creative Design

Creative Design

Design fashion wear for a global market

Economical Technology

Economical Technology

Create sensors to detect foodborne pathogens

Breeding Success

Breeding Success

Develop new varieties for eager markets

Biological Systems

Biological Systems

Create prototype ag machinery, field tools, and lab equipment

  • Creating contemporary designs, products, and equipment for a global audience
  • Forecasting trends, determining consumer needs, and generating marketing strategies for multiethnic communities
  • Creating renewable and bio-based solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable living
  • Implementing solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and social context

PREPARE for possible careers as an entreprenuer, engineer, fashion designer, food scientist, microbiologist, food technologist, landscape designer, bioenergy researcher, geneticist…

AND GET READY to make a difference!

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Explore the Majors in This Focus Area

  • Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • Biological Engineering
  • Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology
  • Related Majors

Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM)

3D Software Used in Fashion DesignFashion Design and Merchandising is a premier fashion program in the Pacific, ranked 8th on the 2016 list of top West Coast fashion design schools. The comprehensive BS program prepares students for fashion careers around the world, teaching cutting-edge skills in computer 2-D and 3-D fashion design; apparel product development; entrepreneurship; retailing; and consumer behavior, attitudes, and consumption of textile and apparel products.

Are you ready to release your creative energy in this environment? Join us at FDM!

Graduates include industry leaders and buisness owners—
Asian Influenced DesignsPresident, Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i
Designer, Kenneth Cole, Rags and Bones (New York)
Retail executives, Macy's, Gucci, Chanel, Neiman Marcus, Ferragamo, Hermes, Cartier, Tiffany
Designer, Iolani Sportswear and Acid Dolls clothing lines
Owner, Hawaiian Print fashion converter
Costume designer/wardrobe consultant for movies
Principal, You and Me Naturally, Fighting Eel, Lynn Sakutori, Puamana, Global Village
Designer, Quicksilver, You and Me Naturally, Crazy Shirts, Fighting Eel
Manager, Casual Corner, Nordstrom Shoes
Wholesale representative

Biological Engineering (BE)

Handheld sensorsBiological Engineering majors study the design, production, and operation of engineered systems in which living organisms (plants, animals, aquatic species, cells, etc.) are a major component.

If you are interested in developing bio-fuels, creating new sources of animal and fish food, or designing handheld sensors to detect pathogens, then BE is the BS program for you.

Career Opportunities

Work in government or industry as an engineer or become an entrepreneur. Design equipment and systems for biological production and treatment, develop renewable energy processes, investigate methods for bioremediation of environmental contamination, or improve the value of natural products for food and therapeutic applications.



Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology (MBB)

Sea Snail LabMolecular Biosciences and Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary BS program focusing on using the cutting-edge tools of molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, tissue culture, and biochemistry to transform the environmental, medical, and agricultural sciences. Bioscience tools are harnessed to make products for and solve problems faced by society.

If you want to use biotechnology to develop pharmacueticals, economically and environmentally sustainable energy, pest controls, and other products, then MBB is for you.

Sea Snail Careers Opportunities include pharmaceutical research, genetic testing, aquaculture, large-scale production in bioreactors, environmental monitoring and cleanup (bioremediation), plant biotechnology, pathogen control, molecular diagnostics, and forensics.

Animal Sciences   Dietetics
Animal Sciences   Dietetics
Food Science and Human Nutrition   Tropical Agriculture and the Environment
Food Science and Human Nutrition   Tropical Agriculture and the Environment