Apr 21, 2018  
2012-2013 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Office: Second Floor, Heger Hall
Telephone: (516) 463-5412
Fax: (516) 463-4861
E-mail: hclas@hofstra.edu

Bernard J. Firestone, Dean
Gail M. Schwab, Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Personnel
Terry F. Godlove, Senior Associate Dean for First-Year Programs
S. Stavros Valenti, Senior Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs
Steven Costenoble, Associate Dean for Budget and Planning

Graduate education in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reflects the College’s commitment to advanced scholarship and professional training that is responsive to the diversity of human experience and constantly expanding boundaries of human knowledge.

Graduate Degrees

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides master’s and doctoral degree programs in a wide range of disciplines that afford students the opportunity for professional growth and advanced study. The College offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Science, Doctor of Psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy. Master’s degree programs in 10 disciplines span the arts and sciences and prepare students for advanced studies in professions, such as biology, research, creative writing, secondary education, engineering management, organizational training and development, speech-language pathology, audiology, and human resource management. The M.A. programs in speech-language pathology and audiology  are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and are described individually under their respective departments.

The College offers four doctoral degrees, three in the Department of Psychology  and one in theDepartment of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences . The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology  is accredited by the American Psychological Association and prepares professional psychologists for work in mental health centers, hospitals, public schools, special educational facilities, university-based academic departments, and independent private practice. The Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology , also accredited by the American Psychological Association, prepares psychologists for service to schools and community health services. The Ph.D. in Applied Organizational Psychology  trains graduates to apply basic scientific knowledge and methodology to the solution of human problems in organizations. The professional doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) , offered in cooperation with Adelphi and St. John’s Universities, prepares practitioners to perform diagnostic, remedial, habilitative, and rehabilitative services within a wide variety of medical and educational settings, as well as in private practice.

 

Organization of Departments

The College is made up of the Division of the Humanities; the Division of the Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science;  and the Division of the Social Sciences. In addition, Military Science is under the supervision of the College.

Division of the Humanities

The Division of the Humanities has three related objectives that apply to every student who takes courses within this area: (1)  to improve the habits and skills of communication; (2) to develop the capacities of logic, sensibility, imagination, and receptivity within the fields of experience common to all educated persons;and (3) to provide specialized vocational training that conforms to the preceding objectives.

Division of the Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science

The Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science prepares students for careers in the sciences and in engineering by fostering an understanding of science and mathematics.

Division of the Social Sciences

The Division of the Social Sciences aims to provide its students with a coherent interpretation of human behavior. Reliable social-scientific knowledge is attained by careful examination, comparison and testing of rational, communicable hypotheses. Comprehension of this process leads to the student’s own discovery and development

Departments

Anthropology 
Biology   
Comparative Literature and Languages   
Computer Science 
Drama and Dance 
Economics 
Engineering    
English 
Fine Arts/Art History 
Geology, Environment and Sustainability 
Global Studies and Geography
History    
Mathematics   
Music 
Philosophy
Physics and Astronomy 
Political Science Courses 
Psychology 
Religion
Romance Languages and Literatures    
Sociology     
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences 
Writing Studies and Composition 

 

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Drama and Dance

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Economics

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English

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Geology, Environment and Sustainability

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History

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Mathematics

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Music

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Philosophy

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Physics and Astronomy

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Political Science

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Psychology

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Romance Languages and Literatures

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Sociology

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Writing Studies and Composition

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