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2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Hofstra at a Glance


Hempstead Long Island, 25 miles east of New York City.
(516) 463-6600.


A private, nonsectarian, coeducational university

Founding Date



Stuart Rabinowitz, J.D.

Colleges and Schools

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, School of Communication, School of Education and Allied Human Services, New College of Hofstra, School of Law, School for University Studies, Honors College, Saturday College and University College for Continuing Education.


There are 1,256 faculty members of whom 518 are full-time, which includes 17 full-time library faculty. Ninety percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields.

Student Body

Full-time undergraduate enrollment of 8,067. Total University enrollment including part-time undergraduate, graduate and School of Law is about 13,000. Average undergraduate class size is 23 students; student to faculty ratio is 14:1; male-female ratio is approximately 43:57.

Academic Level of Undergraduate Student Body

Hofstra is a selective institution seeking to enroll those students who demonstrate the academic ability, intellectual curiosity, and motivation to succeed, and contribute to the campus community. In 2004-2005, Hofstra enrolled almost 2,500 new students of whom 1,743 are first-time undergraduates.

Undergraduate Degrees

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, 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.

Graduate Degrees and Advanced Certificates

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; Professional and Advanced Study Diplomas and Certificates; 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, legal studies in business, and finance, plus a Juris Doctor/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.

The Campus

A recognized member of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta with 113 buildings on 240 acres. Thirty-seven residence halls accommodate approximately 4,200 students. Hofstra is 100 percent program accessible to persons with disabilities.