Not all courses conform to the standard session dates. Please see individual courses for exact dates. Subject to change.
Hofstra’s summer sessions attract more than 5,000 students and provide up to 18 semester hours of college course study. The information provided in this Bulletin pertains to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, New College for Interdisciplinary Studies, the School of Communication, the School of Education, Health and Human Services, and the NOAH Program. For information on the summer programs offered by the School of Law, call (516) 463-5917, or write: Admission Office, School of Law, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.
The summer session program is part of the regular degree program of Hofstra University. Most classes are organized on a one-semester basis and are equivalent in method, content and credit to courses offered by the University during the regular academic year. Credits obtained in these courses may be applied toward the appropriate degrees conferred by the University and are generally accepted as transfer credits by other colleges and universities.
Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered during the day, in the late afternoon and in the evening. Both liberal arts courses and courses to increase competence in business, industrial and professional careers are available. Courses designed to provide special training for teachers and other groups are also offered.
While the course offerings are primarily designed to provide the opportunity for regularly enrolled students to accelerate their degree programs, special students and students from other colleges are welcome to register for all courses for which they are qualified.
Schedule and Instructor Changes
The University may find it necessary and reserves the right to cancel a course, to divide a class and to change instructors. For up-to-date information on course availability, classrooms, and instructors, please visit www.hofstra.edu/classlookup.
- Courses listed herein are in alphabetical order by department.
- Special courses and programs may not follow the normal calendar or daily schedule. Dates and times can be found in the course listing.
- The Pass/D+/D/Fail option is not available for distribution courses, except for those courses given only on that basis.
- Students who are registering for a course that requires separate enrollment in a lecture and a lab section must register for both courses.
- Students enrolling in courses requiring computer time should be aware of the Computer Center’s hours when selecting courses to ensure sufficient time for completion of assignments.
For information on grading policies, please see the 2011-2012 Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Bulletin.
A number of Hofstra University bachelor’s degree programs include distribution requirements among their general degree requirements. Courses that are designated as distribution courses have a two-letter prefix prefacing the course title. The following is a key to determine the distribution category into which a course may fall. For detailed information about distribution courses, see the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin. For a listing of all distribution courses offered, visit this link.