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2008-2009 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Academic Organization

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Instructional Areas


The academic units of the University are organized into the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which includes New College for Interdisciplinary Studies; Zarb School of Business; School of Communication; School of Education, Health and Human Services; and Honors College. See also School for University Studies.

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Division of the Humanities

Comparative Literature and Languages
  Asian Studies
  Comparative Literature
  English Language Program
  Literature in Translation
  Modern Greek
Drama and Dance
Fine Arts/Art History/Comparative Arts and Culture

Romance Languages and Literatures
  French Literature in Translation
  Italian Literature in Translation
  Italian Studies
  Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  Ibero-American Studies
  Spanish Literature in Translation

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

  Physician Assistant Studies
  Forensic Science
  Natural 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
  Environmental Resources
Physics and Astronomy

Division of the Social Sciences

Economics and Geography

  Labor Studies
Global Studies, Geography and Geographic Information Systems

  Philosophy of Law
  Philosophy of Science
Political Science
  European Studies
  International Affairs
  Public Affairs
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Division of New College for Interdisciplinary Studies

A small, interdisciplinary division where students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or Creative Arts by designing a concentration in two related subject areas.

Additional Areas
  African Studies
  American Studies
  Jewish Studies
  Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP)
  Liberal Arts
  Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
  Military Science
  Off-Campus Education
  Physician Assistant Studies
  Professional Studies
  Women’s Studies
  University Without Walls


Frank G. Zarb School of Business

Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business
Information Technology and Quantitative Methods
Management, Entrepreneurship, and General Business
Marketing and International Business


School of Communication

Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations
Radio, Televison, Film
Speech Communication, Rhetoric, and Performance Studies


School of Education, Health and Human Services

Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation
  Creative Arts Therapy
Curriculum and Teaching
  Bilingual Education
  Early Childhood Education
  Elementary Education
   Math, Science and Technology
  Fine Arts Education
  Music Education
  Secondary Education
   Foreign Languages
   Social Studies
 Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESOL)
Foundations, Leadership and Policy Studies
  Educational Studies
Health Professions and Family Studies
  Community Health
  Health Education
Literacy Studies
Physical Education and Sport Sciences
  Athletic Training
  Exercise Specialist


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.


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 college experience not at Hofstra University whose academic potential is best realized through a structured initial year.


Center for Continuing Education and Professional Advancement (CCEPA)

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

Hofstra University’s Center for Continuing Education and Professional Advancement (CCEPA) 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 novices, 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
CCEPA Office or by visiting the Web site. For additional information, call (516) 463-5993 or write: Center for Continuing Education and Professional Advancement, 250 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.

Professional Development


BUSINESS STUDIES offers courses, seminars, conferences, workshops and certificate programs in areas such as insurance, real estate, financial planning, payroll, personal investment and portfolio management, marketing, purchasing management, management, living in a senior world, small business, entrepreneurship, employee benefits, appraising, travel agent training, career development facilitation, and other business education fields.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY and APPLICATIONS courses consist of evening, day, and weekend hands-on instruction in the most popular applications and programming languages including Video Game Development, Cisco Network, Microsoft Office, C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, and database design. In addition to individual courses, noncredit certificate programs are offered.

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

MEDICAL LEGAL CONSULTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM offers registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other medical professionals an intensive program that provides graduates with the competitive edge they need to collaborate with attorneys and others involved in medical-legal matters.

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

Credit Programs


CREDIT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS include Accounting, Finance, General Management, Human Resources Management, International Business, Labor Studies, Marketing, Information Technology, 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, to the outdoors, fitness, travel (both local and international) and more.

SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOPS offer 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.

Division of Youth Programs


SATURDAY CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE for ages 3 to 18 years, are offered throughout the academic year with more than 100 courses in Language Arts, Enrichment/Gifted Programs, Computers, Science, Studio Arts, Cartooning/Animation, Performing Arts, Communication Arts, Career Choices for Young Adults, Regents Preparation Programs, Athletics and Aquatics.

SUMMER CAMPS offer specialties in actors’ workshop, adventure education, athletic development, baseball, basketball, computer, creative enrichment, dance, fine arts, golf, mathematics, reading, science, soccer, and tennis, all for children between the ages of 5 and 14. In addition, there are several specialty camps: Hofstra’s Baseball Camp, Hofstra’s Basketball Camp, Hofstra’s Lacrosse Camp, and Hofstra’s Boys’ Wrestling Camp.

PRE-COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE is designed specifically for high school students, providing the essential skills needed to succeed during their school years and beyond. In ways that are both fun and focused, a student’s creative and critical-thinking abilities will be challenged in an exciting, academically fulfilling environment. Programs include health sciences, finance, information technology, sports broadcasting, and video game programming and design.