Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate 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 Education of HCLAS  School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts of HCLAS  School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of HCLAS  Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs of HCLAS  Frank G. Zarb School of Business  The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication  Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science  School of Health Professions and Human Services  Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies  Stuart and Nancy Rabinowitz Honors College  


School of Education of HCLAS  School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts of HCLAS ; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of HCLAS ; Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs of HCLAS ; Frank G. Zarb School of Business ; The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication ; Fred DeMatteis 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 .

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Education of HCLAS

Specialized Programs in Education 
    Health Education
    Physical Education
Teaching, Learning and Technology 
    Early Childhood Education
    Educational Studies (minor)
    Elementary Education
    Secondary Education
       Dance Education
       English Education
       Fine Arts Education
       Foreign Language Education
       Mathematics Education
       Music Education
       Science Education
       Social Studies Education

School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts of HCLAS

Comparative Literature, Languages, and Linguistics 
  American Sign Language
  Asian Studies
  Comparative Literature
  English as a Second Language
  Literature in Translation
  Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
Drama and Dance 
  Theater Arts
  Musical Theater
   Creative Writing
   Publishing Studies
Fine Arts, Design, Art History 
   Music Business
Romance Languages and Literatures 
  French Literature in Translation
  Italian Literature in Translation
  Italian American Studies
  Italian Studies
  Spanish and Francophone Studies
  Spanish Literature in Translation
Writing Studies and Rhetoric  

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
Physics and Astronomy 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 

Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs of HCLAS

   Labor Studies
Global Studies and Geography       
   Geographic Information Systems
  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 
Africana Studies 
Irish Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
Leadership Studies 
Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP)
LGBTQ+ Studies 
Liberal Arts
Military Science 
Off-Campus Education
Peace and Conflict Studies 
Women’s Studies  

Frank G. Zarb School of Business

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

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

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

Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science

Computer Science   

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Cybersecurity


  • Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Chemistry Option
  • Environmental Option
  • Physics Option
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Technology and Public Policy

 School of Health Professions and Human Services

Counseling and Mental Health Professions 
  Creative Arts Therapy Counseling
  Marriage and Family Therapy
  Rehabilitation Counseling
Allied Health and Kinesiology 
  Exercise Physiology 
Population Health 
  Community Health
  Health Science
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences  

Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

Undergraduate Nursing 
Physician Assistant Studies  

Honors College

Stuart and Nancy Rabinowitz 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

Visit law.hofstra.edu for more information.

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Visit medicine.hofstra.edu for more information.

Continuing Education

Hofstra University Continuing Education offers a broad range of workshops, seminars, conferences, lectures, events, and courses to Long Island and surrounding communities. These programs are oriented to diverse audiences with a commitment to lifelong learning: adult and youth, professional and general, experienced and novice. 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 ce.hofstra.edu. For additional information, call 516-463-7200 or write: Hofstra University Continuing Education, 250 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.

Professional Development

In today’s rapidly changing, hyper-connected, global economy, the career skills needed today are very different than the skills needed just a few years ago. Do you have the right skills to thrive in the 21st-century workplace? Engage in lifelong learning to make sure your skillset is up to date, relevant, and marketable.

  • BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT offers courses, seminars, conferences, workshops, and certificate programs in areas such as Certified Financial Planner, bookkeeping, insurance, real estate salesperson and appraisal, digital and social media marketing, small business, entrepreneurship, career development, business communications, not-for-profit management, 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, Front-End Web Development, Object-Oriented Programming, and Database Design and Development.

  • 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 American Sign Language.

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

Our PERSONAL ENRICHMENT programs allow individuals to explore their passions in a wide range of areas, including writing, photography, acting, gardening, and more.

  • 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.

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 on the Autism spectrum. For more information, visit ce.hofstra.edu/youth 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 an instructional swim in Hofstra’s Olympic-sized pool.

For campers whose interests are strictly athletic – we offer sports academy camps in baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, cheerleading, dance. Full days are spent in the chosen sport with NCAA head coaches.

Every Thursday is a 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 hofstra.edu/camp or call 516-463-CAMP.