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2010 January Bulletin 
2010 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 and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs: Herman A. Berliner, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies: Liora P. Schmelkin, Ph.D.
Acting Associate Provost for Accreditation and Assessment: Barbara Bohannon, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs: Sofia Kakoulidis, M.B.A.
Associate Provost for Planning and Budget: Steven R. Costenoble, Ph.D.
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Bernard J. Firestone, Ph.D., Dean
Frank G. Zarb School of Business: Salvatore F. Sodano, M.B.A., Dean
School of Communication: Cliff Jernigan, Ph.D., Acting Dean
School of Education, Health and Human Services: David F. Foulk, Ed.D., Dean
School of Law: Nora Demleitner, J.D., Dean
Honors College: Warren Frisina, Ph.D., Dean
School of Medicine: Lawrence G. Smith, M.D., Dean
Library and Information Services: Daniel R. Rubey, Ph.D., Dean
School for University Studies: Paula M. Uruburu, Ph.D., Vice Dean


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


Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology,  applied organizational psychology and in literacy studies; Doctor of Education in educational and policy leadership, learning and teaching, and in literacy studies; Doctor of Psychology in school-community psychology; Doctor of Audiology; Juris Doctor; Master of Laws in U.S. business law in a global economy, real estate law, family law, and American legal studies; Professional and Advanced Study Diplomas and Certificates; Master of Arts in areas such as comparative arts and culture, social sciences, education, psychology, mathematics, and communication; Master of Fine Arts in documentary studies and production; Master of Health Administration; Master of Business Administration, with majors such as accounting, marketing, management, real estate, sports and entertainment management, taxation, international business, information technology, health services management, quality management, and finance, plus a Juris Doctor/M.B.A. degree program; Executive Master of Business Administration Program; Master of Science with programs such as business, computer science, natural sciences, mathematics, and marketing research; Master of Science in Education with majors such as English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, business, counseling, literacy studies, leadership and policy studies, and special education; Postdoctoral respecialization in clinical and/or school psychology. Concentrations and co-majors are offered under many of the degree programs.


Hofstra University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; the American Chemical Society; the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; the American Psychological Association; Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA): M.A. in speech-language pathology and Au.D. in audiology; AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: All business and accounting programs, with a special accreditation in accounting; 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 Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education; 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, the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, and the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.