University of Guam Catalog

A Message from the President

University of Guam Catalog


Håfa Adai!

Welcome to the University of Guam/Unibetsedåt Guåhan! In joining this academic community, you are embarking on a journey of enlightenment (ina), discovery (diskubre), and service (setbe) — the three tenants of our University mission. This Undergraduate Catalog will serve as your roadmap on that journey.

Our University has a diverse range of degree programs for you to explore and pursue — from liberal arts programs like English, psychology, and fine arts to professional and applied programs, like business administration, education, and our newest degree program launched this academic year, civil engineering. In total, the University offers 25 undergraduate majors, 30 undergraduate minors, and six pre-professional programs for those looking to eventually transfer to a medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, optometry, or law school.

This Catalog is a great place to start your exploration of the degree or degrees that best suit your interests and eventual career path. You can also browse each degree program in depth on the UOG website or by talking personally with our faculty members, who are experts in their fields and are here to help mentor and guide you. A complete listing of faculty can be found at the back of this Catalog and on the UOG Online Directory.

This Catalog also serves as a resource for the many services available at UOG to support your academic progress. Academic success relies not only on coursework, but on facilities conducive to learning and studying, on your physical health and mental well-being, and on the friendships and community you will build through class, campus, and off-campus and off-island activities. Be sure to browse through the listing of University Centers, Research Institutes, and the various programs and services in the Enrollment Management & Student Success section, so you can make the most of your University experience.

Becoming a scholar and a member of an academic community carries certain responsibilities and expectations. The UOG Honor Code, printed on page 6, requires all of us to treat one another with respect and regard, to maintain our academic integrity and truthfulness, and to avoid the mistreatment of others for any reason. A strong sense of belonging is the cornerstone for your success, and we are committed to helping you feel a part of the Triton family. Please do your part to help others feel a strong sense of belonging at UOG as well.

For more than 65 years, the University of Guam has prepared the leaders, creators, innovators, and thinkers for this extraordinary region of the globe with a strong commitment to academic excellence and student success. I am glad you have chosen to join us and our important mission. You will be challenged, you be inspired, and you will be amazed.

Biba UOG!

Thomas W. Krise, Ph.D.
President and Professor of English