Departments and Units

  • Gilmore Hall

    Gilmore Hall

  • Miller Hall

    Miller Hall

  • Agricultural Science Building

    Agricultural Science Building

  • Sherman Laboratory

    Sherman Laboratory

  • St John Plant Science Laboratory

    St John Plant Science Laboratory

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) 

FCS has two academic programs, B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and B.S. in Fashion Design and Merchandising.  Our mission is to contribute to developing resilient families, businesses and communities.

Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences
2515 Campus Road, Miller Hall 110
Honolulu, HI  96822
Phone: (808) 956-8105
Fax: (808) 956-2239

Center on the Family
Conducts applied and basic research on family issues, and generates and disseminates research-based information that improves the quality of life for Hawai‘i's families and is useful to those who work with them.


Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences (HNFAS)

HNFAS offers a B.S. in Animal Sciences with a Veterinary Track and a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition with 6 exciting Tracks to choose from.  M.S. degrees are offered in Animal Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, Food Science as well as a PhD degree in Nutrition. Our mission is to enhance nutrition and health thru education and disseminating science-based information to promote sustainable food production and animal systems appropriate for the Pacific Region.


Dept. of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
1955 East-West Road, Agricultural Sciences 216 
Honolulu, HI  96822
Phone: (808) 956-7095
Fax: (808) 956-4024

Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering (MBBE)

The MBBE department offers educational opportunities within the following degree programs:
  • Biological Engineering, BS
  • Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, BS
  • Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, MS, PhD

Dept. of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
1955 East-West Road, Agricultural Sciences 218
Honolulu, HI  96822
Phone: (808) 956-8384
Fax: (808) 956-3542


Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)

NREM integrates natural and social sciences to educate students and global citizens, research solutions, and extends information for sustainable use and management of natural resources and the environment.  We provide students with scientific knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological, economic, social, and policy elements of natural resources management. This allows them to understand the principles that underpin productive, sustainable land use, and enhanced environmental quality.


Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
1910 East-West Road, Sherman 101 
Honolulu, HI  96822
Phone: (808) 956-7530/956-8708
Fax: (808) 956-6539


Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (PEPS)

The Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, or PEPS, brings together experts in several fields, such as plant pathology, entomology, weed science, and integrated pest management who use innovative research and cutting-edge tools to preserve food security and environmental functioning.


Dept. of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
3050 Maile Way, Gilmore Hall 310 
Honolulu, HI  96822
Phone: (808) 956-7076
Fax: (808) 956-2428


Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences (TPSS)

Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare students to solve complex problems using applied science methods, with the goal of improving plant production, ensuring a safe and abundant food supply, and protecting the environment.



Dept. of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences
3190 Maile Way, St John 102
Honolulu, HI  96822
Phone: (808) 956-8351
Fax: (808) 956-3894