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2010-2011 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2010-2011 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 ; Zarb School of Business ; School of Communication ; School of Education, Health and Human Services ; and Hofstra University 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 and Italian American Studies
  Latin American and Caribbean Studies
        Ibero-American Studies
  Spanish Literature in Translation
Writing Studies and Composition

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


     Labor Studies
Global Studies and Geography
   Geographic Information Systems
  Cognitive Science
  Philosophy of Law
  Philosophy of Science
Political Science
  European Studies
  International Affairs
  Public Affairs
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Additional Areas
African Studies
American Studies
Asian Studies
Jewish 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
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
    American Sign Language
    Creative Arts Therapy
    Educational Psychology
Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership
  Dance Education
      Early Childhood Education
      Elementary Education
      Fine Arts Education
      Music Education
      Secondary Education
            Foreign Languages
            Social Studies
Foundations, Leadership and Policy Studies
  Educational Studies
  Foundations of Education
Health Professions and Kinesiology
  Community Health
  Health Education
  Health Science
Literacy Studies
Physical Education and Sport Sciences
  Athletic Training
  Exercise Specialist
  Physical Education


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.


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 ce.hofstra.edu. For additional information, call (516) 463-7200 or write: Hofstra University Continuing Education, 250 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.

Professional Development


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.

Division of 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 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 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 hofstra.edu/camp or call (516) 463-CAMP.