Mar 22, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Academic Organization

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The academic units of the University are organized into the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts of HCLAS School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of HCLAS ; School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs of HCLAS ; Frank G. Zarb School of Business ; The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication ; School of Education , School of Engineering and Applied Science ; School of Health Professions and Human Services ; Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies ; and Hofstra University Honors College . See also School for University Studies .

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS)

School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts of HCLAS

Comparative Literature and Languages 
  Asian Studies
  Comparative Literature
  English Language Program
  Literature in Translation
  Modern Greek
Drama and Dance 
   Creative Writing
Fine Arts, Design, Art History 
Romance Languages and Literatures 
  French Literature in Translation
  Italian Literature in Translation
  Italian American Studies
  Italian Studies
      Spanish Literature in Translation
Writing Studies and Composition  

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of HCLAS

  Pre-Medical Studies
  Urban Ecology
  Forensic Science
  Natural Science
Geology, Environment and Sustainability 
  Environmental Resources
  Sustainability Studies

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)  

School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs of HCLAS

     Labor Studies
Global Studies and Geography 
  Cognitive Science
  Philosophy of Law
  Philosophy of Science
Political Science 
  European Studies
  International Affairs
  LEAP (Legal Education Accelerated Program)
  Public Affairs
  Jewish Studies

Additional Programs

Additional Programs/Courses  
African Studies 
American Studies 
Asian Studies
Irish Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies  
Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies 
Liberal Arts
Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
Military Science 
Off-Campus Education
Women's Studies  

Frank G. Zarb School of Business

Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business 
Information Systems and Business Analytics 
Management and Entrepreneurship 
Marketing and International Business  

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations 
Radio, Television, Film 

School of Education

Specialized Programs in Education 
    Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    Health Education
    Literacy Studies
    Physical Education
    Special Education
Teacher Education Programs 
    Early Childhood Education
    Educational Studies (minor)
    Educational Technology
    Elementary Education
    Elementary Education: STEM
    Foundations of Education
    Secondary Education
       Bilingual Education
       Business Education
       Dance Education
       English Education
       Family and Consumer Sciences
       Fine Arts Education
       Foreign Language Education
       Mathematics Education
       Music Education
       Science Education
       Social Studies Education
       Teaching English as a Second Language

 School of Engineering and Applied Science

Computer Science 
  Computer Engineering
  Computer Science
  Computer Science and Mathematics
  Electrical Engineering
  Engineering Science
      Biomedical Engineering
      Civil Engineering
  Industrial Engineering
  Mechanical Engineering
  Technology and Public Policy

 School of Health Professions and Human Services

Counseling and Mental Health Professions 
  American Sign Language
  Creative Arts Therapy
  Marriage and Family Therapy
  Rehabilitation Counseling
Health Professions 
  Athletic Training
  Exercise Science 
  Community Health
  Health Science
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences  

Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

Graduate Nursing
Physician Assistant Studies  

Honors College

Hofstra University Honors College  is an innovative program leading to honors designations at graduation. The Honors curriculum offers a 12-credit first-year program, honors seminars, and the opportunity to do honors-level work in any undergraduate major or concentration.

Maurice A. Deane School of Law

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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University

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School for University Studies

*At this time, no new students are being accepted into the School for University Studies.

The Freshman Division provides a unique, structured, first-year collegiate curriculum for high school graduates.

The Transfer Division enrolls a limited number of students with prior college experience (not at Hofstra University) whose academic potential is best realized through a structured initial year.

See School for University Studies .

Continuing Education

In service to the community, Continuing Education offers programs and courses on a credit and noncredit basis.

Hofstra University Continuing Education programs make available to the Long Island and surrounding communities a broad range of workshops, seminars, conferences, lectures, events and courses in the arts, business, technology, humanities, sciences, legal studies, test review, sports and recreation. These programs are oriented to diverse audiences: adult and youth, professional and general, experienced and novice, indeed all those interested in learning more about their world, their society and themselves. In some cases, registrants earn a certificate, license renewal, or continuing education units applicable to their professional association.

Listed below are some of the major programs being offered throughout the year. Detailed brochures on all curricula are available in the Continuing Education Office or by visiting the Web site at For additional information, call (516) 463-7200 or write: Hofstra University Continuing Education, 250 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.

Professional Services

BUSINESS STUDIES offers course, seminars, conferences, workshops and certificate programs in areas such as LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Occupational Environmental, Health and Safety Training, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Planner, bookkeeping, insurance, real estate salesperson and appraisal, marketing, personal investment, management, small business, entrepreneurship, career development, and other business fields..

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY courses consist of evening and weekend hands-on instruction in the most popular applications and programming languages including Microsoft Office, C#, Java, Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET and database design. In addition, noncredit certificate programs are offered in Project Management, CISCO Networks, and Oracle 11g Administration.

PARALEGAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM prepares those with a minimum of 60 college credits for rewarding career opportunities in law firms, corporations, banks, insurance companies, government agencies and the courts.

ALLIED HEALTH encompasses programs for professionals seeking training, basic and more advanced, in their field of expertise. These include programs for Personal Trainer/Health Fitness Instructor and Deaf Studies.

Credit Programs

CREDIT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS include Accounting, Finance, General Management, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, International Business, Labor Studies, Marketing, and a Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate. In addition, Advanced Graduate Certificate Programs are offered in ten business specialties.

Personal Enrichment

ARTS, CULTURE and LEISURE spans a wide range of interests from the traditional arts and sciences to recreation and more. Classes are offered in writing, literature, music, film, photography and wine tasting.

SUMMER WRITERS PROGRAM offers both beginning and published writers the opportunity to study with a faculty of noted writers in five genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, writing for children, and screenwriting/playwriting.

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT IN RETIREMENT (PEIR), a self directed, learner-centered daytime campus program, is designed for individuals in or approaching retirement who wish to utilize their leisure time in stimulating and creative ways.

Career Preparation

TEST REVIEW programs are for those heading to college, graduate school, or medical school where test scores play a critical role in the admission process.

Youth Programs

Hofstra University’s SATURDAY CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE is offered year round to students ages 3-18. Students can choose from over 50 classes in academics, arts, and athletics for 10-week sessions during the fall and spring and six-week sessions during the summer and winter. The Saturday program also runs two special programs during the fall and spring: the Hofstra Gifted Academy, and the Hofstra REACH program for children with Autism. For more information visit or call (516) 463-7400.

HOFSTRA SUMMER CAMPS offers more than 20 co-ed specialty camps for children entering kindergarten through 12th grade. Half of each day is spent in the camper’s chosen specialty and the other half in recreational activities including instructional swim in Hofstra’s Olympic-sized pool.

For campers whose interests are strictly athletic – we offer sports academy camps in co-ed baseball, girls basketball, boys basketball, boys lacrosse, co-ed soccer, softball, cheerleading, cross country, dance and pep band camps. Full days are spent in the chosen sport with NCAA head coaches.

Every Thursday is special event day, always a favorite with our campers – carnivals, DJ parties, magicians, concerts and crazy water relays. Hofstra summer camps provide an enriching atmosphere and unparalleled athletic and cultural facilities, on a beautiful 240 acre campus: computer and science labs, art studios, playing fields, tennis courts, arboretum, and dining facilities.

Our goal is to assist in the development of the whole child. Hofstra summer camps combine the excitement of our wide-ranging curriculum with the professionalism of our distinguished and caring instructors.

Tuition includes door-to-door transportation and lunch. For more information, visit or call (516) 463-CAMP.