The University of Hawai’i is the first University in the United States to offer a BS Degree in Ethnobotany. The program of study officially began in January 2006. Undergraduate students admitted to UH may study ethnobotany in any department with faculty members interested in supporting their studies and research. Currently most ethnobotany students are in the departments of Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Geography and Hawaiian Studies. However, in order to earn the BS in Ethnobotany degree a student must declare the major and be advised by faculty in the Botany Department.