Chaminade University of Honolulu is a private co-educational university in Honolulu, Hawaii
Founded in 1955 by the Society of Mary, a Roman Catholic religious order also known as the Marianists, Chaminade University is located in the historic Kaimuki district of Honolulu at the base of St. Louis Heights. Chaminade offers bachelor’s degrees in 23 fields of study and five master’s degree programs. The school specializes in biology, business, criminal justice, education, forensic sciences, interior design, nursing, and religious studies. Chaminade University is accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Chaminade’s undergraduate program offers hands on learning in a traditional classroom setting. Notable programs in the day program include: Forensic Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Biology/Pre-Medicine and Nursing.
The Nursing Program welcomed its first class of students at the start of the Fall 2010 semester. The Nursing Program was approved by the Hawai’i State Board of Nursing in March 2010. Named the Sallie Y. Miyawaki School of Nursing, Chaminade’s four-year program provides a contemporary curriculum characterized by sophisticated, simulated patient care experiences, informatics, genomics and cultural competency.
The Adult Evening and Online Program (AEOP) offers accelerated courses for non-traditional students who wish to take classes in the evening and online. Programs offered through AEOP include: Management, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, and Psychology.
Chaminade offers 5 graduate degree programs: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (MED), Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (MSCJA), Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP), and Master of Science in Forensic Sciences (MSFS).
Chaminade University’s Business program is among the top in the Pacific. They offer MBAs in management, accounting, not for profit and public sector. The school also houses the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program, which is the leading program for top business thinkers in the state of Hawaii.
Chaminade University of Honolulu Montessori Teacher Education Program is accredited by Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and affiliated with American Montessori Society (AMS).