Jul 20, 2024  
2016 Summer Sessions Bulletin 
2016 Summer Sessions Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Schools Offering Courses

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Office: Second Floor, Heger Hall
Telephone: 516-463-5412

The Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is made up of the School of the Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; the School of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs. Courses in the liberal arts stress the power of intellectual questioning and discovery, as well as the development of the creative imagination and of clarity of thought and expression. 

Frank G. Zarb School of Business


Office: Third Floor, Weller Hall
Telephone: 516-463-5678

Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, the Department of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business has a special accreditation from AACSB International. The Zarb School offers a broad, well-rounded program of study guided by an experienced faculty committed to excellence. Today, numerous Zarb School of Business graduates are leaders of some of the largest corporations in the United States.

The School offers a full range of courses during the summer to enable full-time, part-time, and visiting students to continue their studies year-round. Courses are offered in accounting, finance, general business, information technology, international business, legal studies in business, management, marketing, and quantitative methods. See course listings for complete course requirements and prerequisites, which must be met by all students.

School of Education


Office: Second Floor, Hagedorn Hall
Telephone: 516-463-5740

Hofstra University’s School of Education prepares teachers, administrators, and professionals in the fields of elementary, secondary, K-12 and higher education at the undergraduate, master’s, advanced certificate, and doctoral levels. Our curriculum reflects contemporary issues in school and society, with multicultural and global perspectives, and provides a sound base for educational theory and practice. Summer offerings are especially suited to working teachers and administrators pursuing advanced degrees.

The teacher education and educational leadership programs of the School of Education are accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles through the CAEP Accreditation System, for a period of seven years, from October 28, 2014, to October 28, 2021. These programs will seek accreditation under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in 2021. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for education preparation, and administers TEAC accreditation.

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication


Office: Room 318 The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication (LHCOMM)
Telephone: 516-463-5215

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University offers a wide range of courses to meet the challenges of today’s changing world of communication. Students have the opportunity to study with a nationally recognized faculty, and work in one of the largest state-of-the-art, noncommercial broadcast facilities on the east coast. The School is composed of two departments: Radio, Television, Film; and Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations. Both departments provides opportunities for personal self-expression, scholarly inquiry, and technical mastery. Within each department students will find a curriculum that explores the theoretical and practical nature of communication. The School offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; a Master of Arts degree in journalism; and a Master of Arts degree in public relations.

School of Engineering and Applied Science


Office: Room 103 Weed Hall
Telephone: 516-463-6021

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences holds accreditations from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). The Department of Engineering offers bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering, engineering science (with Biomedical, and Civil Engineering options available), industrial engineering and mechanical engineering. The Department of Computer Science offers bachelor’s degrees in computer science, computer engineering and a dual major with the mathematics department. A graduate MS degree, both online and on campus, is also available within the Computer Science Department. The school teaches and encourages leadership, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

All  junior level students  are eligible for a “co-op” experience, where classroom learning is blended with a real-life occupational experience with our partners, lasting for a summer and the proceeding or following semester. Not only does this educational methodology ease the transition from University to work, but the co-op experience also frequently results in an offer of full-time employment upon graduation.

Our faculty are dedicated, committed teachers with strong advisory skills. Both classroom and laboratory courses are deliberately limited in size, creating a pervasive, intimate atmosphere and easy rapport between student peers and our highly qualified faculty. Up to date laboratories support theoretical teaching, and our distinguished faculty constantly update courses as new technological developments ensue. The School’s research involvement is high, and many instructors hold grant awards supporting their investigations. 

School of Health Professions and Human Services


Office: Room 103 Hagedorn Hall
Telephone: 516-463-5301

Bringing together the fields of rehabilitation, counseling and therapy,  speech-language pathology, audiology, public health and health management, the Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate and programs designed to educate the next generation of practitioners, advocates, managers and health care policymakers. Through partnerships with arts and sciences, medicine, education, business, communication and law, the School of Health Professions and Human Services provides an interdisciplinary environment where students learn to provide therapeutic and developmental services; prevent, diagnose and treat illness and disabilities; and design, implement, administer and evaluate health promotion programs, policies and systems. The school offers several undergraduate programs that provide students with excellent preparation for work in health care settings and a foundation for graduate study in education and health-related professions. Programs include study in the liberal arts and sciences to develop analytic skills, encourage critical thinking, and foster personal development and engagement in the world.

The mission of the Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services is to educate students in the theory and practices of their specialized area of study, with a strong foundation in the natural, social and behavioral sciences. Through competency based instruction, field experience and research training, students are educated to become effective and compassionate clinicians, evidence-based practitioners, policy makers, managers and advocates who promote health equity.  Students receive clinical education in approaches that maximize occupational, communicative, biological, psychological, social and interpersonal development across the lifespan. Students are prepared to work in settings that include the home, the school, the clinic, the hospital and other health care facilities, the work place, the government and community agencies. The School of Health Professions and Human Services serves as a community resource by offering continuing education opportunities, promoting collaborative clinical and research initiatives, advocating for underserved populations, and providing services that model best practices.

Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

Office: Room 262 Swim Center
Telephone: 516-463-7475

The Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies is poised to become a national and global leader in preparing students to meet the growing need for qualified advanced-care nurses and physician assistants who deliver community-based health care.

Launched in March, the school offers several options for advanced learning: master’s degrees in family nurse practitioner and adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner programs, as well as a master’s degree and a dual bachelor’s/master’s degree program in physician assistant studies.

The school expands the successful medical-school partnership between Hofstra University and Northwell Health. It incorporates the University’s diverse academic programs and infrastructure, as well as Northwell’s significant clinical activities and educational resources, in its mission to provide an innovative interprofessional education to a new generation of health care leaders.