Business View Magazine | September 2022

129 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 9 professions. We are the largest educators of teachers here in the state of Hawaii.” The overarching goal is to provide an education where students will graduate and contribute to their communities. “We educate in the family spirit which certainly fits with the culture here in Hawaii and we are very culturally based in all of our programs,” says Dr. Babington. The undergraduate curriculum at Chaminade University is standardized in that all students, regardless of their chosen major, take a core set of courses that represent general education requirements that are broad-based. All students are required to take science and mathematics, history, humanities, and philosophy. The approach is designed to give a well-rounded education. One program that Chaminade University of Honolulu is renowned for is its comprehensive data science program. According to Dr. Babington, “We have one of the only data science and visualization programs in the country and we partner with local businesses to help these businesses analyze the data and we help them make decisions. We have a large partnership throughout the country and particularly in the Pacific region to teach data science.” Chaminade University also has articulation agreements with 21 health professional graduate programs on the mainland. “Our pre- med and pre-dental students, or one of the other professions, when they complete the program here, we have agreements for example with Boston University and George Washington University where our students are actually accepted in their junior year to continue on to medical school,” Dr. Babington states. She acknowledges that with the recent events that have taken place around the globe, including the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a growing need for health, as well as mental health professionals, to help address various health- related issues. With the largest undergraduate CHAMINADE UNI VERS I TY OF HONOLULU Dr. Lynn Babington, President of Chaminade University of Honolulu