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2006 January Bulletin 
2006 January Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Facts in Brief

Location: Hempstead, Long Island (Nassau County), 25 miles east of New York City
Type of University: Private, nonsectarian, coeducational
Date Founded: 1935
President: Stuart Rabinowitz, J.D.
Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs: Herman A. Berliner, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs: Liora P. Schmelkin, Ph.D.
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Bernard J. Firestone, Ph.D., Dean
Frank G. Zarb School of Business: Ralph S. Polimeni, Ph.D., Dean
New College: Barry Nass, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Communication: Sybil DelGaudio, Ph.D., Dean
School of Education & Allied Human Services: Maureen O. Murphy, Ph.D., Acting Dean
School of Law: Aaron D. Twerski, J.D., Dean
School for University Studies: Susan S. Lukesh, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Planning and Budget
Honors College: J. Stephen Russell, Ph.D., Dean
Saturday College: Kenneth Henwood, Ph.D., Associate Dean
University College for Continuing Education: Rosann Kelly, M.B.A., Executive Director
Library and Information Services: Daniel R. Rubey, Ph.D., Dean


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


Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical and School Psychology, Applied Organizational Psychology, and in Reading, Language and Cognition; Doctor of Education in Educational & Policy Leadership and in Reading, Language, and Cognition; Doctor of Audiology; Doctor of Psychology in School-Community Psychology; Juris Doctor; Master of Laws in International Law and American Legal Studies; Master of Arts in areas such as the humanities, social sciences, education, psychology, mathematics, and communication; Master of Health Administration; Master of Business Administration, with specializations such as accounting, marketing, management, taxation, business computer information systems, international business, and finance, plus a JD/MBA degree program; Executive Master of Business Administration Program; Master of Science with programs such as business, computer science, natural sciences, engineering management, mathematics, and marketing research; Master of Science in Education with specializations such as English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, business, counseling, literacy studies, and special education; Postdoctoral re-specialization in Clinical and/or School Psychology; Advanced Certificates and Professional Diplomas in such areas as Addiction Studies, Family Therapy, Adventure Education, Educational Leadership, and Rehabilitation Administration. Concentrations and co-majors are offered under many of the degree programs. See individual departments.


Hofstra University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the American Chemical Society, the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the American Psychological Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Professional Services Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the American Art Therapy Association, the Council on Rehabilitation Education, the American Bar Association, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, the National Association of School Psychologists, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., the American Association of Museums, the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. Among nonaccrediting organizations, Hofstra is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.