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2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin
Hofstra University
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Hofstra at a Glance


Location
Hempstead, Long Island, 25 miles east of New York City. (516) 463-6600.

Directions
Long Island Rail Road stops less than two miles from campus: John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports within 30 minutes.

Founding Date
1935

President
Stuart Rabinowitz, J.D.

Character
A private, nonsectarian, coeducational university

The Hofstra Campus
With 113 buildings and 240 acres, Hofstra is a member of the American Public Gardens Association.

Accessibility
Hofstra is 100 percent program accessible to persons with disabilities.

Colleges and Schools
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; School of Communication; School of Education, Health and Human Services; New College for Interdisciplinary Studies; School of Law; School for University Studies; Honors College; and Hofstra University Continuing Education.

Faculty
There are 1,185 faculty members of whom 551 are full-time. Ninety percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

Student Body
Full-time undergraduate enrollment of 7,631. Total University enrollment, including part-time undergraduate, graduate and School of Law, is about 12,400. Male-female ratio is 44 to 56.

States/Countries
The students on main campus come from 47 states and 68 countries. Students (including undergraduate, graduate and law) come from 51 states and territories and 73 countries.

Academic Level of Undergraduate Student Body
Hofstra is a selective institution seeking to enroll those students who demonstrate the academic ability, intellectual curiosity, and motivation to succeed, and contribute to the campus community. Hofstra enrolled almost 2,300 new students of whom 1,655 are first-time undergraduates in 2008-2009.

Degrees
Bachelor’s degrees offered in about 150 undergraduate program options. Graduate degrees are offered, including PhD., Ed.D., Psy.D., Au.D., and J.D. degrees, advanced certificates and professional diplomas, in about 160 graduate program options.

Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in fields such as comparative literature, fine arts, communications, education, natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering and social sciences, with courses offered to provide a pre-professional and professional background in law, medicine, health, or education; Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater arts; Bachelor of Business Administration with majors such as accounting, finance, legal studies in business, international business, entrepreneurship, information technology, management, and marketing; Bachelor of Engineering in engineering sciences; Bachelor of Science in scientific-technical programs and programs such as business economics, fine arts, mathematics, computers, music, communications, athletic training, exercise specialist, health education, and physician assistant; Bachelor of Science in Education in fields such as dance, fine arts, music, and physical education. Combined degree programs offered are the B.A./J.D., B.B.A./M.B.A. and the B.B.A./M.S. Concentrations and co-majors are offered under many of the degree programs.

Graduate Degrees
Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology, applied organizational psychology and in literacy studies; Doctor of Education in educational and policy leadership, learning & teaching, and in literacy studies; Doctor of Psychology in school-community Psychology; Doctor of Audiology; Juris Doctor; Master of Laws in international law, real estate law, family law, and American legal studies; Professional and Advanced Study Diplomas and Certificates; Master of Arts in areas such as comparative arts and culture, social sciences, education, psychology, mathematics, and communication; Master of Fine Arts; Master of Health Administration; Master of Business Administration, with majors such as accounting, marketing, management, sports & entertainment management, taxation, international business, information technology, health services management, quality management, and finance, plus a Juris Doctor/MBA degree program; Executive Master of Business Administration Program; Master of Science with programs such as business, computer science, natural sciences, mathematics, and marketing research; Master of Science in Education with majors such as English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, business, counseling, literacy studies, leadership and policy studies, and special education; Postdoctoral re-specialization in clinical and/or school psychology. Concentrations and co-majors are offered under many of the degree programs.

Membership
Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa - one of only 276 institutions nationwide.

Class Size
Average undergraduate class size is 22 students. Student-faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

Alumni
More than 100,000.

Libraries
The University Libraries’ collections include approximately 1.2 million print volumes and extensive online resources and non-print media and provides 24/7 online access from campus or home to 146 databases, 47,000 full-text journals, and 36,000 electronic books.

Museum
The Hofstra Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Museum coordinates about eight exhibitions annually, and also offers an extensive collection of outdoor sculpture, with more than 75 pieces.

January and Summer Sessions
Hofstra offers a January session and three summer sessions between May and August.

Residence Halls
Hofstra has 37 residence halls housing about 4,200 students. The University offers a variety of options in campus living, including both single and group accommodations, in traditional room, suite or apartment settings.

Dining
Hofstra offers a choice of 21 eateries on campus.

Cultural Events
More than 500 per year.

Theaters
Hofstra has six theaters.

Student Clubs and Organizations
More than 170 student clubs and organizations of which there are about 30 local and national fraternities and sororities.

Varsity Athletics
18 varsity sports, 9 for men and 9 for women; Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling.  Women’s sports include basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. All sports compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Accreditations
19 academic, 21 total accreditations including:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA): Law School
  • AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: All Business and Accounting programs, with a special accreditation in Accounting
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC): Teacher education and educational leadership programs
  • National Association of School Psychologist (NASP): Doctoral programs in School Psychology
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC): Undergraduate Journalism Programs
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
  • American Art Therapy Association(AATA): MA in Creative Arts Therapy
  • American Chemical Society(ACS): Chemistry  and Biochemistry
  • American Psychological Association (APA): PsyD. in School-Community Psychology and PhD. in Clinical Psychology
  • Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): M.A. programs in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education, Inc (CORE): MS in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA):  Physician Assistant Program
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE):  B.S. in Athletic Training Program
  • American Association of Museums (AAM): Lowe Gallery/Museum
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC): Child Care Institute