The academic units of the University are organized into the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts of HCLAS ; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of HCLAS ; Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs of HCLAS ; Frank G. Zarb School of Business ; The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication ; School of Education , School of Engineering and Applied Science ; School of Health Professions and Human Services ; Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies ; and Hofstra University Honors College. For information regarding Hofstra University Honors College and School for University Studies, please click here and select the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS)
School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts of HCLAS
Comparative Literature and Languages
English Language Program
Literature in Translation
Drama and Dance
Fine Arts, Design, Art History
Romance Languages and Literatures
French Literature in Translation
Italian Literature in Translation
Italian American Studies
Spanish Literature in Translation
Writing Studies and Composition
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of HCLAS
Geology, Environment and Sustainability
Physics and Astronomy
Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs of HCLAS
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Science
LEAP (Legal Education Accelerated Program)
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
Frank G. Zarb School of Business
Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business
Information Systems and Business Analytics
Management and Entrepreneurship
Marketing and International Business
The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations
Radio, Television, Film
School of Education
Specialized Programs in Education
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Teacher Education Programs
Early Childhood Education
Educational Studies (undergraduate minor)
Elementary Education: STEM
Foundations of Education
Family and Consumer Sciences
Fine Arts Education
Foreign Language Education
Social Studies Education
Teaching English as a Second Language
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Computer Science and Mathematics
Technology and Public Policy
School of Health Professions and Human Services
Counseling and Mental Health Professions
American Sign Language
Creative Arts Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Studies
Hofstra University Honors College is an innovative undergraduate 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. For information regarding Hofstra University Honors College, please click here and select the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Visit law.hofstra.edu for more information.
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University
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School for University Studies (for undergraduates)
*At this time, no new students are being accepted into the 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 prior college experience (not at Hofstra University) whose academic potential is best realized through a structured initial year.
For information regarding School for University Studies, please click here and select the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.