The University of Hawaii-West Oahu will offer a new undergraduate degree in health-care administration this fall.
The university says the degree is the only one of its kind in Hawaii, and is designed to address a demand for health-care managers in the state.
The program will lead to a bachelor of arts in public administration with a concentration in health-care administration.
"As we prepare for the new campus in Kapolei, we are expanding our current programs and developing new ones to meet the work-force needs of the state," said Joanne Itano, UH-West Oahu's interim vice chancellor for academic affairs cash till payday.
UH-West Oahu offers classes for undergraduate and graduate degrees at leased space at the Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei. The school plans to move onto its new 500-acre campus near the Kapolei Golf Course in spring 2010.