Feb 27, 2024
B.A. major in Liberal Arts was designed for students who wish to pursue studies in several areas rather than concentrate in one discipline. It offers more options than the traditional major for students with diverse interests.
The student chooses three areas of concentration from the departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The areas of concentration may be chosen from the same or from different divisions.
Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: at least 60
The major consists of at least 60 credits in the three areas of concentration
in nonintroductory courses for which liberal arts credit is given, with a minimum
of 18 credits in each of the three areas. Only courses permitted for the major
or minor may be applied to the Liberal Arts major. In departments that require
eight or more credits of introductory courses as a prerequisite for all further
courses, only 15 credits above the introductory level are required, but the total
of 60 credits still applies. (A list of introductory-level courses, which do not
count toward this major, is available in the Office of the Dean of Hofstra College.)
At least six semester hours in each of the three areas of concentration must
be completed in residence at Hofstra. Candidates for this degree may take no more
than one course among all three areas of study on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis, not
counting those courses normally given on the Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. Students who
wish to elect this major should apply to the Office of the Dean of the College,
preferably no later than the sophomore year.
Transcripts will read Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with the three areas of