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Center for University Advisement
YOUR BRIDGE TO SUCCESS
Dear New Student:
Welcome to Hofstra! The Center for University Advisement (CUA) is here to help you make a smooth transition as you begin your college career. You will be assigned an Advisement dean who will serve as your general academic advisor throughout your academic career. Your Advisement dean is here to assist you with questions concerning Distribution courses, University requirements, policies and procedures, program planning, and other general academic concerns regarding your transition to Hofstra. More broadly, your dean is always a good first stop when you have any questions about the resources available to you on campus. In addition, the CUA offers specific services to support your academic progress, such as the University Tutorial Program (UTP) and specialized pre-health and prelaw advising. Your Advisement dean will be available throughout your time at Hofstra to help you make the most of your educational experience. I encourage you to meet regularly with your dean to monitor your academic progress. In addition, once you declare your major you will be assigned a faculty/major advisor in your academic department who will assist you with any questions or concerns regarding major-specific requirements. I encourage you to make the most of the advising resources available to you through both your Advisement dean and your faculty/major advisor. This advising handbook was designed to help you chart your college experience at Hofstra. It includes a variety of academic tips sheets and student resources that will assist you during your time here. Make sure to read through all of the enclosed materials to ensure you do not miss an important step in your educational career at Hofstra. Congratulations once again, and I wish you the best in your future academic endeavors. Sincerely,
Anne Mongillo Dean, Center for University Advisement
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ADVISING AT HOFSTRA CENTER FOR UNIVERSITY ADVISEMENT (CUA)…………………………………………. 4 DUAL ADVISING SYSTEM……………………………………………………………………… 5 MECHANICS OF THE DEGREE COMPONENTS OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE……………………………………………….. GENERAL DEGREE OVERVIEW………………………………………………………………. FAQS: THE DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENT………………………………………………. THE B.A. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT……………………………………………………… ACADEMICS MAJORS AND ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS…………………………………………………. BULLETIN.HOFSTRA.EDU……………………………………………………………………… FRANK G. ZARB SCHOOL OF BUSINESS……………………………………………………. SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION……………………………………………………………… SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES……………………………. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE………………………………………. HOFSTRA COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES………………………………….. SCHOOL FOR UNIVERSITY STUDIES…………………………………………………………. PLANNING TRANSFER CREDIT (AP, CLEP, IB) ………………………………………………………… ACADEMIC PLANNING: YOUR MAP TOWARD GRADUATION…………………………. YOUR FOUR-YEAR ACADEMIC PLAN…………………………………………………….. REGISTRATION 101: HOW TO ADD AND DROP CLASSES …………………………….. PLANNING GRIDS………………………………………………………………………………. CHARTING YOUR WAY FIRST-YEAR STUDENT CHECKLIST…………………………………………………………… SOPHOMORE CHECKLIST……………………………………………………………………… JUNIOR CHECKLIST…………………………………………………………………………….. SENIOR CHECKLIST…………………………………………………………………………….. TRANSFER STUDENT CHECKLIST…………………………………………………………….. RESOURCES @ HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY TUTORIAL PROGRAM………………………………………………………….. MATHEMATICS TUTORING CENTER………………………………………………………… THE WRITING CENTER………………………………………………………………………… SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES…………………………………………….. CAMPUS RESOURCES…………………………………………………………………………. DEPARTMENTAL COURSE PREFIXES………………………………………………………… GENERAL CURRICULUM ABBREVIATIONS…………………………………………………. 5 6 7 8 10 13 14 17 20 23 24 26 28 35 36 37 40 42 44 45 46 47 50 53 54 55 56 57 58
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HOW TO……………………………………………………………………………………… COMPLEMENTING YOUR EDUCATION STUDY ABROAD, INTERNSHIPS AND OFF-CAMPUS EDUCATION…………………… HOFSTRA SPEAK……………………………………………………………………….. APPENDIX (SAMPLE FORMS) CHANGE OF STUDY…………………………………………………………………………….. UNDERGRADUATE RECEIPT FOR GRADUATION APPLICATION ………………………. REGISTRATION ADD/DROP …………………………………………………………………. REGISTRATION RESTRICTION OVERRIDE………………………………………………….. REPEAT COURSE REQUEST FORM…………………………………………………………. REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE PASS/D+/D/FAIL………………………………….. SPECIAL LANGUAGE OPTION………………………………………………………………… CAMPUS MAP………………………………………………………………………….. 59 64 66 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 BACK COVER
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF THE INFORMATION LISTED IN THIS ADVISING HANDBOOK (2012-2013) MAY NOT APPLY TO STUDENTS WHO ENTERED IN PREVIOUS SEMESTERS. CONSULT WITH YOUR ADVISEMENT DEAN OR FACULTY ADVISOR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT SPECIFIC POLICIES OR REQUIREMENTS.
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ADVISING AT HOFSTRA Center for University Advisement (CUA)
LOCATIONS 101 Memorial Hall, South Campus Phone: 516-463-6770 107 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Phone: 516-463-7222 HOURS Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday during academic semesters) QUICK QUESTION HOURS Monday to Friday, 8-9 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. EMAIL email@example.com WEBSITE hofstra.edu/advisement FACEBOOK facebook.com/HofstraCUA CUA MISSION The Center for University Advisement supports and guides Hofstra undergraduate students as they explore, identify and achieve academic goals while fostering their autonomy, responsibility and love of learning. Through an individualized approach, the Center for University Advisement teaches students how to utilize campus resources in order to promote their academic endeavors and personal growth. We also serve as an advocate and liaison with other offices to create a collaborative and supportive environment for all students.
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Dual Advising System
At Hofstra, we offer a dual advising system. Each student has both an Advisement dean in the Center for University Advisement (CUA) and a faculty/major advisor in the major department. Faculty/major advisors assist with major-specific questions, such as: What are the introductory or foundations courses? Is there a sequence to the major courses? What are the prerequisites? What courses will prepare me for upper-level course work? What unique opportunities are available in my major (study abroad, thesis, etc.)? What major elective courses will best prepare me for my future career? Can I receive credit for an internship? Is an internship required? Are there opportunities to get involved within the department? Are there clubs, pre-professional organizations, or honor societies connected to my major? Advisement deans assist with transitional issues and support services from admission to graduation, and can answer questions including: How does my Advanced Placement or transfer credit apply to my degree? How do I declare/change my major? Add a minor? How do I read my Degree Audit Report (DAR)? How can I fulfill the foreign language requirement? I received a poor grade – can I repeat the course to try for a better grade? What is the Hofstra policy on taking classes at another college or university? With whom should I speak to get more involved in campus life? What courses and campus events will help me explore my academic interests?
MECHANICS OF THE DEGREE Components of a Bachelor’s Degree
1) General University/Degree Requirements
a. Writing Studies and Composition (WSC) 001 and 002, and passing of the Writing Proficiency Exam b. Distribution requirements: 33 credits for all B.A., B.B.A., B.F.A. programs; sometimes less for B.S. and B.E. programs c. Foreign language for B.A. (all), B.F.A., B.S. (some), and B.B.A. (international business only) programs 2) Major Requirements a. Varies between 27 and 45 credits depen ding on the major/degree b. Additional work outside of the major may be required in order to satisfy major requirements 3) Electives Most degree programs have some room for free electives. Be creative and make the best use of supplemental course offerings.
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General Degree Overview
Your degree will include: • General University requirements □ Writing Studies and Composition (WSC) 001 and 002 Note: Successful completion of SUS Written Expression I and SUS Written Expression II is equivalent to WSC 001. □ Writing Proficiency Exam □ Foreign language courses or Special Language Option (varies by major/degree) • Distribution courses • Major courses • Electives Aside from completing courses at Hofstra, you may also be able to fulfill requirements through: • Transfer course credit from a previous institution • Advanced Placement, CLEP, and IB exam credits General University Requirements (6 credits)
Writing Skills WSC 001 _____ WSC 002 _____ Writing Proficiency Exam _____
Foreign Language Requirements (varies by major/degree)
Foreign Language/Special Language Option 1 __________ 2 __________ 3 __________ 4 __________
Distribution Requirements (33 credits: B.A., B.B.A., B.F.A.) (B.S. and B.E. requirements vary.)
(9 credits) Literature (LT) _____________________
Natural Sciences/Mathematics/ Computer Science (9 credits)
Natural Sciences (NS) _____________________
(9 credits) Behavioral (BH) _____________________
(3 credits) Cross Cultural (CC) _____________________
Literature (LT) or Appreciation and Analysis (AA) _____________________
Mathematics/Computer Science (MC) _____________________
History/Philosophy/Religion (HP) _____________________
Interdisciplinary Studies (3 credits)
Appreciation and Analysis (AA) or Creative Participation (CP) _____________________
Natural Sciences (NS) or Mathematics/Computer Science (MC) _____________________
Behavioral (BH) or History/Philosophy/Religion (HP) _____________________
Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)
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FAQs: The Distribution Requirements
Does my transfer credit count toward the Distribution requirements? Yes. Courses will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate Distribution category. Hofstra’s transfer credit policy is quite liberal with regard to Distribution credit. If I receive a D or D+ in a Distribution course will it still fulfill a requirement? Yes, the course will count. A grade of C- or better may be necessary as a prerequisite if you need to advance to the next level of another course. However, if the course is also being used to fulfill a major requirement, you need to receive a grade of C- or better. Can I choose the P/D+/D/F (pass/fail) option for a Distribution course? No. The P/D+/D/F option cannot be used for Distribution courses, language courses, or WSC 001 and 002. Some Distribution courses are listed in two categories. Can I count one course in two categories (double count)? No. You may count the course in only one category. Can a course count toward both the Special Language Option and the Distribution requirements (double count)? No. You may only count the course toward one of these general degree requirements. I took a course in a previous semester, which was not at that time designated as a Distribution course. I see that it now has Distribution status. Does this course now count toward my Distribution requirements? No. If the course did not have Distribution status when you took it, it cannot be counted toward your Distribution requirements. I see a course in the current Distribution list that was not listed as such when I entered Hofstra. If I take this course now, will it count toward my Distribution requirements? Yes. You may take any course in the current Distribution list and apply it to your Distribution requirements.
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The B.A. Language Requirement
The language requirement for the B.A. degree may be satisfied by placement above level 4, completion of level 4, or completion of the Special Language Option. The foreign language placement test is given online prior to New Student Orientation, and is also available on a walk-in basis at the Language Lab in 207 Calkins Hall throughout every semester. Placement tests are available in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. For placement in other languages, stop by the Comparative Literature and Languages Department in 322 Calkins Hall, South Campus. A grade of C- or better is required to move to the next level of a language. Note: Not all Hofstra degrees have the same language requirement. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) requirements vary by major; see the Hofstra Undergraduate Bulletin online (bulletin.hofstra.edu). The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) does not have a language requirement (except in the case of the International Business major which requires one language through level 5). CONTINUING A PREVIOUSLY STUDIED LANGUAGE requires completion through level 4 by one of the following methods: • Place in level 1, 2, 3, or 4, and take that level and continue through level 4. • Place in level 5 or above (which may satisfy the language requirement) and take placement test in person at Calkins Hall Language Lab. This may be done during orientation or upon arrival to campus. Those who place in level 5 online and wish to continue language study must also take the placement test in person. • Students who transfer credit from another college for a Hofstra equivalent may enroll in the next level of that language. (*See note below regarding college language courses taken in high school.) • Students who are fluent in a language other than English should take the placement test on campus to see if they can satisfy the requirement. Please note: No credit hours are awarded for placement test. SPECIAL LANGUAGE OPTION (SLO) If you no longer wish to study a previously studied language, you may complete the Special Language Option. No part of this option may be satisfied with a language previously studied unless the language was begun at a college or university. Part I (6 credits): Take level 1 and level 2 of any new language AND Part II (6 credits): Take 6 credits from the following options: • Level 3 and 4 of language in Part I • Level 1 and 2 of a second language not previously studied • Two courses from the following: o Level 1 of another language not previously studied (may take two classes of two different level 1 languages not previously studied) o Literature courses translated into English, including: French Literature in Translation (FRLT), Spanish Literature in Translation (SPLT), Italian Literature in Translation (ITLT), Romance Languages and Literatures (RLLT). This option allows students to complement their SLO language not previously studied with a literature course from the same culture. o Comparative Literature and Languages (CLL) or Literature in Translation (LIT) o Linguistics (LING) *College-level language courses taken in high school will not automatically satisfy a language requirement. Credit is awarded as liberal arts elective credit (SPAN 999, for example). Students must then take the oncampus placement test; they may enroll in the level they placed into, or if a student places beyond level 4, the language requirement for the B.A. will have been satisfied. AP language scores may earn credit in a language. Credit varies by the language exam and score. 8|CUA Advising Handbook ‘12-‘13
Foreign Language Subjects and Course Abbreviations Arabic, ARAB Chinese (Mandarin), CHIN French, FREN German, GERM Greek, GRK Greek (modern), MGRK Hebrew (modern), HEBR Italian, ITAL Japanese, JPAN Latin, LAT Portuguese, PORT Russian, RUS Spanish, SPAN Swahili, SWAH Note: American Sign Language (ASL) is offered, but may not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement or the Special Language Option.
Example of Special Language Option (This example assumes French was taken in high school and the student has no prior knowledge of Spanish.) OK – Meets requirement SPAN 001 and 002 CLL ITLT SPAN 001 and 002 SPAN 003 and 004 SPAN 001 and 002 ITAL 001 and 002 SPAN 001 and 002 ITAL 001 RUS 001 SPAN 001 and 002 SPAN 003 LING NOT OK – Does not meet requirement SPAN 001 and 002 GERM 002 CLL (assumes previously knew German) SPAN 001 RUS 001 CLL LING (No level 2 of new language taken) SPAN 001 and 002 FREN 003 LIT (You took French in high school – you may not use it in the SLO.)
1. I received a D in my last language course (level 4, or the last level if doing the SLO). Does that meet the requirement? Yes. A grade of C- or better is the prerequisite to take a subsequent class in that language. 2. Can I elect P/D+/D/F option for a course I’m taking for my language requirement? No. 3. I studied language A in high school and took the placement test. Does this mean that I must continue to study language A? No. You may still pursue the Special Language Option. 4. I studied language A in high school, took the placement test, and placed into level 2. I successfully completed level 2 at Hofstra, but have decided not to continue Language A – I want to pursue the SLO. What happens to my level 2 credit? Your credit will now count as elective liberal arts credit. You may not apply the language A credit to the Special Language Option. 5. I studied language A in high school, took the placement test, and placed into level 3. I want to take level 2 instead – may I? You will not receive credit for anything below the level you place into. You should register for level 3, and speak with your instructor during the first week of class. If the instructor assesses your level and feels you were placed incorrectly, he/she may make arrangements for you to take a lower level.
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ACADEMICS Majors and Academic Departments
MAJOR Accounting African Studies American Studies Anthropology Applied Physics Art History Asian Studies Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Chinese Chinese Studies Classics Community Health Comparative Literature Computer Engineering Computer Science
Computer Science and Mathematics
PHONE 516-463-5684 516-463-7124 516-463-5604 516-463-5588 516-463-5582 516-463-5474 516-463-5434 516-463-5808 516-463-5534 516-463-5516 516-463-5534 516-463-5434 516-463-5434 516-463-5434 516-463-5808 516-463-5434 516-463-5555 516-463-5555 516-463-5570 516-463-5640 516-463-5768 516-463-5444 516-463-5444 516-463-5768 516-463-5768 516-463-5592 516-463-5592 516-463-5544 516-463-5768 516-463-5544 516-463-5768 516-463-5454 516-463-5726 516-463-5564 516-463-5808 516-463-5424 516-463-5698 516-463-5768 516-463-5474 516-463-5768
LOCATION 205 Weller Hall 224 Hauser Hall 301 New Academic Bldg. 200 Davison Hall 102 Berliner Hall 206 Calkins Hall 322 Calkins Hall 101 Hofstra Dome 106 Berliner Hall 130 Gittleson Hall 106 Berliner Hall 322 Calkins Hall 322 Calkins Hall 322 Calkins Hall 101 Hofstra Dome 322 Calkins Hall 211 Adams Hall 211 Adams Hall 109 Adams Hall 205 Davison Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 102 Emily Lowe Hall 102 Emily Lowe Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 200 Barnard Hall 200 Barnard Hall 104 Weed Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 104 Weed Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 203 Mason Hall 228 Weller Hall 143 Gittleson Hall 101 Hofstra Dome 124 Dempster Hall 221 Weller Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 206 Calkins Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall
Criminology Dance Education Dance Drama
Early Childhood Ed (Birth-Grade 2) and Childhood Ed (Grades 1-6) Dual Certification
DEPARTMENT Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business Psychology History Anthropology Physics and Astronomy Fine Arts/Art History Comparative Literature and Languages Health Professions and Kinesiology Chemistry Biology Chemistry Comparative Literature and Languages Comparative Literature and Languages Comparative Literature and Languages Health Professions and Kinesiology Comparative Literature and Languages Computer Science Computer Science Mathematics Sociology Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Drama and Dance Drama and Dance Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Economics Economics Engineering Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Engineering Teaching, Literacy and Leadership English Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business Geology Health Professions and Kinesiology Radio, Television, Film Finance Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Fine Arts/Art History Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
Early Childhood Education Economics (Business) Economics Electrical Engineering Elementary Education Engineering Science English Education English Entrepreneurship Environmental Resources Exercise Science Film Studies and Production Finance Fine Arts Education Fine Arts Foreign Language Education (French, Italian, Spanish, German or Russian)
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Majors and Academic Departments
MAJOR Forensic Science French Geography Geology German Global Studies Health Education Health Science Hebrew History Ibero-American Studies Ibero-American Studies With a Minor in International Business Industrial Engineering Information Technology International Business Italian Jewish Studies Journalism Labor Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin Legal Education Acceleration Program (LEAP) (pre-determined based on admission) Legal Studies in Business Liberal Arts Linguistics Management Marketing Mass Media Studies Mathematical Business Economics Mathematical Economics Mathematics Mathematics Education Mechanical Engineering Music Education Music Philosophy Physical Education Physics PHONE 516-463-5534 516-463-5140 516-463-5826 516-463-5564 516-463-5434 516-463-5826 516-463-5808 516-463-5808 516-463-5434 516-463-5604 516-463-5140 516-463-5140 516-463-5544 516-463-5716 516-463-5706 516-463-5140 516-463-6023 516-463-4873 516-463-5592 516-463-5140 516-463-5434 516-463-5616 LOCATION 106 Berliner Hall 338 Calkins Hall 209F Roosevelt Hall 143 Gittleson Hall 322 Calkins Hall 209F Roosevelt Hall 101 Hofstra Dome 101 Hofstra Dome 322 Calkins Hall 301 New Academic Bldg. 338 Calkins Hall 338 Calkins Hall 104 Weed Hall 211 Weller Hall 222 Weller Hall 338 Calkins Hall 104 Heger Hall 322 Dempster Hall 200 Barnard Hall 338 Calkins Hall 322 Calkins Hall 205 Barnard Hall DEPARTMENT Chemistry Romance Languages and Literatures Global Studies and Geography Geology Comparative Literature and Languages Global Studies and Geography Health Professions and Kinesiology Health Professions and Kinesiology Comparative Literature and Languages History Romance Languages and Literatures Romance Languages and Literatures Engineering Information Technology and Quantitative Methods Marketing and International Business Romance Languages and Literatures Religion Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations Economics Romance Languages and Literatures Comparative Literature and Languages Political Science
516-463-5684 516-463-5417 516-463-5434 516-463-5726 516-463-5706 516-463-4873 516-463-5592 516-463-5592 516-463-5770 516-463-5568 516-463-5544 516-463-5768 516-463-5490 516-463-5612 516-463-5808 516-463-5582
205 Weller Hall 200 Heger Hall 322 Calkins Hall 228 Weller Hall 222 Weller Hall 322 Dempster Hall 200 Barnard Hall 200 Barnard Hall 109 Adams Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 104 Weed Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 101 New Academic Bldg. 104 Heger Hall 101 Hofstra Dome 102 Berliner Hall
Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business HCLAS Dean's Office Comparative Literature and Languages Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business Marketing and International Business Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations Economics Economics Mathematics Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Engineering Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Music Philosophy Health Professions and Kinesiology Physics and Astronomy
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Majors and Academic Departments
MAJOR Political Science Pre-Health (Pre-Medical) Studies With a Concentration in Humanities or Social Sciences (see pre-medical advisor first) Psychology Public Relations Radio Production and Studies Religion With Language Option Religion Russian Science Education Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ***only a co-major for Elementary Education*** Social Studies Education Sociology Spanish Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Supply Chain Management Theater Arts Urban Ecology Video/Television and Business Video/Television and Film Video/Television Women's Studies PHONE 516-463-5616 516-463-5588 516-463-5434 516-463-5826 516-463-5612 516-463-6023 516-463-5509 516-463-5624 516-463-4873 516-463-5424 516-463-6023 516-463-6023 516-463-5434 516-463-5768 516-463-5544 LOCATION 205 Barnard Hall 200 Davison Hall 322 Calkins Hall 209F Roosevelt Hall 104 Heger Hall 104 Heger Hall 106 Davison Hall 222 Hauser Hall 322 Dempster Hall 124 Dempster Hall 104 Heger Hall 104 Heger Hall 322 Calkins Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 104 Weed Hall DEPARTMENT Political Science Anthropology Comparative Literature and Languages Global Studies and Geography Philosophy Religion Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Psychology Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations Radio, Television, Film Religion Religion Comparative Literature and Languages Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Engineering
516-463-5768 516-463-5640 516-463-5140 516-463-4871 516-463-5509 516-463-5726 516-463-5444 516-463-5516 516-463-5424 516-463-5424 516-463-5424 516-463-5604
128 Hagedorn Hall 205 Davison Hall 338 Calkins Hall 400 New Academic Bldg. 106 Davison Hall 228 Weller Hall 102 Emily Lowe Hall 130 Gittleson Hall 124 Dempster Hall 124 Dempster Hall 124 Dempster Hall 301 New Academic Bldg.
Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Sociology Romance Languages and Literatures Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business Drama and Dance Biology Radio, Television, Film Radio, Television, Film Radio, Television, Film History
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• To use the Hofstra University online Bulletin, visit bulletin.hofstra.edu and click on the bulletin year you would like to view from the drop-down menu on the top right and press GO. Once your selected bulletin appears, you can select “Use Advanced Search” in the upper left corner to search the entire bulletin or a specific location.
With the Advanced Search, you will be directed to enter specific search word(s), check off the location(s) within the bulletin you wish to search, and click “Search.” For example, to search for all ENGL (English) courses, select “Courses” and type in “ENGL.”
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Frank G. Zarb School of Business
The B.B.A. programs have been professionally accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for more than 30 years. In addition, the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business has a special accounting accreditation from AACSB International. These accreditations ensure that faculty, academic programs and facilities meet the highest professional standards. The curricula provide a broad, liberal arts education that prepares students for responsible citizenship and leadership roles in business and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. The majority of business core courses are taken at the sophomore level and above. Major elective courses are taken in the last two years of a four-year curriculum, thus permitting first-year students and sophomores to acquire a solid liberal arts foundation in the humanities, social and natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, and cross-cultural areas. Prior to the beginning of junior year, each student must confer with a Zarb School of Business advisor. Undecided business students should meet with a faculty advisor in one of the School of Business departments. Majors: Accounting Entrepreneurship Finance Information Technology International Business Legal Studies in Business Management Marketing Supply Chain Management
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Programs
Minors in Business Students with a major in a business area may choose a minor in a second business area. For a business minor, B.B.A. students must complete, only under faculty advisement in the department offering the minor, a minimum of 18-19 semester hours with grades of C- or better in that second area of study, with at least 6-12 hours in-residence depending upon the chosen minor. While the introductory courses (e.g., courses numbered 1, 2, 101 and 110) included in the undergraduate business and general requirements may be counted within the total 18-19 credit hours, no course may be used toward the minor if it is also being used as an elective in the major field. Minors are offered in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, finance for mathematics majors, general business, human resources management, information technology, international business, international marketing, legal studies in business, management, marketing, multi-channel marketing, promotion, and supply chain management. Business majors who want to pursue a minor in a non-business area should obtain a description of the minor requirements from the appropriate department. To view minor offerings in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Education, Health and Human Services; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Communication, visit bulletin.hofstra.edu. No School of Business course may be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. No student pursuing a bachelor’s degree, other than a Bachelor of Business Administration, may complete more than 30 semester hours of School of Business course work without prior permission of the School of Business Dean’s Office. The student must have the appropriate form approved by and filed with the major and minor departments. For further information regarding business minors, contact the chair of the appropriate department.
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Business Tip Sheet
General Education B.B.A. Requirements:
WRITING STUDIES AND COMPOSITION AND WRITING PROFICIENCY EXAM WSC 001 and WSC 002
Note: Successful completion of SUS Written Expression I and SUS Written Expression II equal WSC 001.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MAJORS ONLY)
Level 5 or placement beyond level 5
Humanities Literature (LT) Literature (LT) or Appreciation and Analysis (AA) Appreciation and Analysis (AA) or Creative Participation (CP) (SPCM 001 or 007) Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science Natural Sciences (NS) Mathematics/Computer Science (MC) (MATH 40 or above)* Natural Sciences (NS) or Mathematics/Computer Science (MC) Social Sciences Behavioral Social Sciences (BH) (any PSC course suggested here or for Cross Cultural) History, Philosophy, Religion (HP) (PHI 014 or 090) Behavioral Social Sciences (BH) or History, Philosophy, Religion (HP) Cross Cultural Cross Cultural (CC) (if not taken for BH, any PSC course suggested here) Interdisciplinary Studies Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)**
(3 cr.) (3 cr.) (3 cr.) (3 cr.) (3 cr.) (3 cr.) (3 cr.) (3 cr.) (3 cr.) (3 cr.) (3 cr.)
*Finance majors must take Math 061, 061A, or 071. Math 040, 045, or 050 may count for the second MC Distribution requirement in this category, but Math 050 may not be taken after 061, 061A, or 071. **The Interdisciplinary Studies requirement may be satisfied by 3 credits of IS or an extra 3 credits in any other Distribution category.
Specific Liberal Arts Requirements
ECO 001 and 002 SPCM 001 or 007 (will fulfill CP Distribution) Any PSC course (some can fulfill BH or CC Distribution) PHI 014 or 090 (will fulfill HP Distribution)
ACCT 101 and 102 (has prerequisites) FIN 101 (has prerequisites) FIN 110 (has prerequisites) GBUS 180/180H (has prerequisites) IB 150 (has prerequisites) IT 014 LEGL 020 MKT 101 (has prerequisites) MGT 101 (has prerequisites) MGT 110 (has prerequisites) C U A A d v i s i n g H a n d b o o k ‘ 1 2 - ‘ 1 3 | 15
General Education Requirements
QM 001 and 122
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School of Communication
The School of Communication at Hofstra University is made up of three academic departments. Below you will find a listing of all three departments, as well as the different degree options. Radio/Television/Film B.A. Radio Production and Studies (36 credits in major) B.A. Film Studies and Production (36-37 credits in major) B.A. Video/Television (37 credits in major), concentration options: Television Production/Post-Production or Television Writing/Producing B.S. Video/Television (94 credits in major) B.S. Video/Television and Business (94 credits in major) B.S. Video/Television and Film (94 credits in major) All B.A. majors in Radio/Television/Film must complete a liberal arts minor. All B.S. candidates must be approved and certain admission criteria is required, including the completion of a minimum of 72 credits of liberal arts. All students majoring in the Department of Radio, Television, Film must complete a minimum of 24 credits (semester hours) in-residence. Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations B.A. Journalism (39 credits in major) B.A. Mass Media Studies, concentrations: Media and Culture; Urban and Suburban Communication; or Media, Law and Policy (36 credits in major) B.A. Public Relations (36 credits in major) All students majoring in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations must complete a liberal arts minor, maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 and a major GPA of 2.5, and must complete a minimum of 33 credits (semester hours) in-residence. Speech Communication, Rhetoric, and Performance Studies B.A. Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies, concentration options: Communication, Citizenship, and Public Advocacy or Communication, Culture, and Social Action (36-57 credits in major) All students majoring in the Department of Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in major course work and must complete a minimum of 15 credits (semester hours) inresidence. Please note: All School of Communication students must also complete the following three foundation courses: MASS 001 – Mass Media: History and Development (3 credits) RTVF 001 – Sound and Image Aesthetics (3 credits) SPCM 001 – Oral Communication (3 credits) (also fulfills CP Distribution requirement) All Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science candidates in the School of Communication must receive a grade of C- or better in all courses applicable to their major.
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LIBERAL ARTS MINOR OPTIONS: All students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in the departments of Radio, Television, Film and Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations are required to satisfy a liberal arts minor chosen from the following list:
African Studies American Studies Chinese Studies Classics Engineering Science English Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Spanish Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies Speech-LanguageHearing Sciences Technology and Public Policy Women’s Studies
Latin Latin Amer. and Caribbean Studies Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Linguistics Mathematics Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Modern Greek
Philosophy Philosophy of Law Philosophy of Science Physics Political Science Psychology
History IberoAmerican Studies International Affairs Irish Studies Italian Italian Studies and Italian American Studies Japanese Jewish Studies Labor Studies
Comparative Literature Computer Engineering Computer Science Criminology
European Studies Fine Arts French Geography
Arabic Art History Asian Studies
Dance Disability Studies Drama Economics
Biology Chemistry Chinese
German Global Studies Greek
Music Musical Theater Neuroscience
Religion Russian Sociology
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Communication Tip Sheet
Majors in the School of Communication require completion of: • WSC 001 and WSC 002 and passing of the Writing Proficiency Exam. Note: Successful completion of SUS • • • • •
Written Expression I and SUS Written Expression II is equivalent to WSC 001.
Foreign Language or Special Language Option (varies by major/degree) Distribution courses Major courses (typically 36-57 credits for the B.A. and 94 for the B.S. programs) Foundation courses (SPCM 001, RTVF 001, and MASS 001) Elective courses
General University Requirements (6 credits)
Writing Skills WSC 001 _____ WSC 002 _____ Writing Proficiency Exam _____
Foreign Language Requirements (varies by major/degree)
Foreign Language/Special Language Option 1 __________ 2 __________ 3 __________ 4 __________
Distribution Requirements (33 credits: B.A.) (B.S. Distribution requirements may vary.)
Humanities (9 credits)
Literature (LT) _____________________ Literature (LT) or Appreciation and Analysis (AA)* _____________________
Natural Sciences/Mathematics/ Computer Science (9 credits)
Natural Sciences (NS) _____________________ Mathematics/Computer Science (MC) _____________________
Social Sciences (9 credits)
Behavioral (BH)*** _____________________ History/Philosophy/Religion (HP) _____________________
Cross Cultural (3 credits)
Cross Cultural (CC) _____________________
Interdisciplinary Studies (3 credits)
Appreciation and Analysis (AA) or Creative Participation (CP)** _____________________
Natural Science (NS) or Mathematics/Computer Science (MC) _____________________
Behavioral (BH) or History/Philosophy/Religion (HP) _____________________
Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)**** _____________________
RTVF 010 is a requirement for Film Studies and Production majors and it may also fulfill an Appreciation and Analysis (AA) Distribution requirement. ** SPCM 001 is a requirement for all majors and it may also fulfill the Creative Participation (CP) Distribution requirement. *** PSC 001 is a prerequisite for JRNL 013, which is required of all Journalism majors, and may also fulfill a Behavioral (BH) Distribution requirement. **** The Interdisciplinary Studies requirement may be satisfied by 3 credits of IS or an extra 3 credits in any other Distribution category.
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School of Education, Health and Human Services
Programs offered by the School of Education, Health and Human Services are classified as either preprofessional or professional. Pre-professional programs are for students seeking initial teacher certification or certification as a teacher assistant, whether at the undergraduate level or the graduate level. Professional programs are designed for students already certified (provisionally or permanently) or experienced as teachers (e.g., in private schools, in the Peace Corps, etc.) and who wish to pursue advanced studies in a specialized field of education. Areas of specialization include early childhood, elementary, and secondary education; and programs in dance, fine arts, and music, all grades. In addition, the School of Education, Health and Human Services offers major programs to undergraduate students interested in a variety of areas in human services and health-related occupations. Enrollment Prospective teachers in the following fields enroll as a major in the School of Education, Health and Human Services: art, dance, music, health education, and physical education. Preparation for teaching in early childhood and elementary schools requires dual enrollment in the School of Education, Health and Human Services and a Bachelor of Arts program in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (excluding dance, drama, fine arts, music, and speech-language-hearing sciences) or the Bachelor of Arts program in speech communication, rhetoric, and performance studies in the School of Communication, for completion of the professional education courses leading to the co-major. Students preparing to teach in secondary schools enroll in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as a major in a teaching content and co-major in secondary education. Students preparing to teach early childhood, elementary, or secondary education should, by the beginning of their sophomore year, select a co-major in the appropriate college. With an advisor from the chosen department, the student should develop an approved plan of study that satisfies the requirements of that department as well as the School of Education, Health and Human Services program. Students preparing to teach art, dance or music should enroll in the School of Education, Health and Human Services during their first year at Hofstra. Students preparing to teach physical education or health education should enroll in the School of Education, Health and Human Services during their first year. Frequently it is necessary for students to take more than the minimum 124 credits (semester hours) required for graduation in order to meet the subject requirements of their academic department in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, or the Zarb School of Business, and the teacher education requirements of the School of Education, Health and Human Services. Five-Year Option Education students interested in completing both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees within a fiveyear period should see their academic advisor in the Department of Teaching, Literacy and
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Leadership. Qualifying students interested in pursuing this possibility should seek appropriate advisement during their first semester. Prerequisites for Teacher Candidates Undergraduate students preparing to teach at the early childhood, elementary, or secondary level need to apply to the Department of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership after completing a minimum of 45 credits (semester hours) of college course work. Admission to the program is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria, including the following: A completed application to the program. In elementary education: • Minimum grade point average of 2.75 in overall course work; and • Minimum grade point average of 2.75 in liberal arts course work. In secondary education: • Minimum grade point average of 2.75 in overall course work; and • Minimum grade point average of 2.75 in the area(s) in which certification is sought. A written personal statement of professional intent and rationale. Two letters of reference that address the applicant’s potential to succeed in the teaching profession. (Some programs require an interview, audition, and/or portfolio.) The department understands that any single criterion may not reliably predict a candidate’s potential for success in the program. Consequently, candidates are welcome to apply if they do not meet one of the criteria but feel that other aspects of their experience may compensate.
The Department of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a liberal arts co-major. Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) Specialization in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) Dual Certification Program in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) and Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Early Childhood Education
Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Myrna Fischbach
516-4634799 142 Hagedorn Hall
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Secondary Education with liberal arts co-major (teaching) English Education Foreign Language Education (co-major would be French, Italian, Spanish, German, or Russian) Science Education (comajor would be biology, geology, chemistry, or physics) Mathematics Education Social Studies Education (co-major would be history, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, or economics) Dance Education Fine Arts Education Music Education Physical Education Professional Specializations Athletic Training Community Health Exercise Specialist (health and fitness trainer) Health Education (teaching)
Program Secondary Education Secondary Education
Teaching Department English
Coordinator Maureen Murphy Mustapha Masrour
115 Hagedorn Hall 207 Calkins Hall
Appropriate language department
Secondary Education Secondary Education
Appropriate science department Mathematics
Jacqueline GrennonBrooks Sharon Whitton
105 Hagedorn Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 128 Hagedorn Hall 204 Emily Lowe Hall 207 Hagedorn Hall 102 New Academic Bldg. 107 Hofstra Dome
Secondary Education Secondary Education Secondary Education Secondary Education Physical Education
Appropriate social science department
B.S.Ed. B.S.Ed. B.S.Ed. B.S.Ed.
Dance Fine Arts Music Health Professions and Kinesiology Teaching Department Health Professions and Kinesiology Health Professions and Kinesiology Health Professions and Kinesiology Health Professions and Kinesiology
Anita Feldman Susan G. Zwirn Nathalie Robinson Carol Alberts
516-4637137 516-4634976 516-4634514 516-4635811
Program Athletic Training Community Health Exercise Specialist Health Education
Coordinator Jayne M. Kitsos Israel M. Schwartz Katie M. Sell Michael J. Ludwig
516-4635101 516-4635813 516-4635814 516.463. 5885
101 Hofstra Dome 101B Hofstra Dome 113 Hofstra Dome 129 Hofstra Dome
B.S. B.S. B.S. B.S.
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School of Engineering and Applied Science
The School of Engineering and Applied Science partners with a network of industry leaders to offer students substantial work experience before they graduate. The school consists of the University's Engineering and Computer Science departments and offers a curriculum that emphasizes high-tech research, practical work experience, and interdisciplinary study, integrating resources and faculty from other parts of the institution, including the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University and the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
Majors B.S. B.A. B.S. B.S. Computer Engineering Computer Science Computer Science Computer Science and Mathematics
Minors Computer Engineering Computer Science
All computer science/computer engineering majors are required to take the following courses as well as courses specific to each specialization area: CSC 015, 016, 110, 112, 163 MATH 071 WSC 001 and 002 Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Mathematics majors will also need to take: MATH 072 and 073 PHYS 011A and 011B PHYS 012A and 012B
Majors B.A. B.E. B.S. B.S. B.S. Engineering Science Engineering Science* Electrical Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Minors Engineering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Technology and Public Policy
All engineering majors are required to take the following courses during their first year. Some courses may vary depending on transfer credit or a placement level for the math proficiency exam**. ENGG 010, 015, 019 MATH 071 and 072 CHEM 003A and 003B PHYS 011A and 011B WSC 001 and 002 Engineering majors are also required to take ENGG 025, 027, 030 and 113, as well as courses specific to each specialization area. *The Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in engineering science offers two options: Biomedical and Civil. ** Placement in MATH 071 requires a score of 16 or better on the Calculus Readiness level of the placement exam, or a C- or better in MATH 050. PHYS 011A and 011B require a prerequisite of MATH 071. C U A A d v i s i n g H a n d b o o k ‘ 1 2 - ‘ 1 3 | 23
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
The Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Science (HCLAS) offers majors in the disciplines of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The candidate for the B.A. degree pursues studies that have elements both of breadth and depth. The element of breadth is made up of inquiry that ranges widely over the arts and sciences. Students are encouraged, beyond the fulfillment of minimal requirements, to explore various fields as their developing interests lead them. The element of depth in the B.A. program is mainly to be found in the field of specialization or academic major, chosen by the student from one of the fields listed below, after one to two years of college work. For the major, each academic department defines the special pattern of required and suggested study that suits its discipline.
African Studies American Studies Anthropology Anthropology - Archaeology Option Art History Asian Studies Biology Chemistry Chinese Chinese Studies Classics Comparative Literature Criminology Dance Drama Economics English Fine Arts French Geography Geology German Hebrew History Ibero-American Studies Italian Jewish Studies Labor Studies Latin Latin American and Caribbean Studies Liberal Arts Linguistics Mathematical Economics Mathematics Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Pre-Health Studies With a Concentration in Humanities or Social Sciences Psychology Religion Religion With Language Concentration Option Russian Sociology Spanish Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Urban Ecology Women’s Studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
HCLAS offers the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater arts. HCLAS offers programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in the fields of specialization listed below. The objective of these curricula is to provide a broad and liberating education as well as depth and competence in a given area of knowledge. Thus, liberal arts courses are required in each program.
Applied Physics Biochemistry Biology Business Economics Chemistry Environmental Resources Fine Arts Forensic Science Geology Mathematical Business Economics Mathematics Music Physician Assistant Studies (B.S./M.S. dual degree) Physics Pre-Medical Studies Urban Ecology
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African Studies American Studies Anthropology Arabic Art History Asian Studies Astronomy Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Chinese Chinese Studies Classics Cognitive Science Comparative Literature Criminology Dance Disability Studies Drama Economics English European Studies Fine Arts French Geography Geology German Global Studies Hebrew History Ibero-American Studies International Affairs Irish Studies Italian Italian Studies and Italian American Studies Japanese Jewish Studies Labor Studies Latin Latin American and Caribbean Studies Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Linguistics Mathematics Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Modern Greek Music Musical Theater Neuroscience Philosophy Philosophy of Law Philosophy of Science Physics Political Science Psychology Public Affairs Religion Russian Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Sociology Spanish Speech Technology and Public Policy Women's Studies World Literature Writing Studies
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School for University Studies (SUS)
Both the Freshman and Transfer Division Programs are designed to help entering students make a successful transition to Hofstra University. The school's interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum encourages students to become confident, fluent participants in a rigorous and challenging academic conversation, while also satisfying the criteria for Hofstra University graduation requirements. Classes are kept small in order to facilitate more individualized academic instruction in School for University Studies courses. Full-time members of the program's teaching faculty are responsible for academic programs and student advisement. Hofstra faculty not affiliated with School for University Studies also teach courses for the program as needed and/or invited. Sample Freshman Program Fall Semester (15 credits) *Core (6 credits) *Written Expression I (3 credits) *School for University Studies seminar (3 credits) *Department course reserved for School for University Studies students (3 credits) Spring Semester (15 credits) *Written Expression II (3 credits) *Distribution course from Natural Sciences or Mathematics/Computer Science (3 credits) *Introductory or foundations major area course (3 credits) *Additional Distribution, introductory or foundations major area courses (6 credits)
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General Overview for Students Transitioning From SUS
Although requirements vary by major and degree type, each program typically includes: • Successful completion of WSC 001 and 002 and passing of the Writing Proficiency Exam. Note: Successful completion of SUS Written Expression I and SUS Written Expression II is equivalent to WSC 001. • Foreign Language or Special Language Option (depending on major/degree) • Distribution courses • Major specific courses (usually 18-27 credits) • Elective courses
General University Requirements (9 credits)
Writing Skills SUS Written Expression I _____ SUS Written Expression II _____ WSC 002 _____ Writing Proficiency Exam _____
Foreign Language Requirements (varies by major/degree)
Foreign Language/Special Language Option 1 __________ 2 __________ 3 __________ 4 __________
Distribution Requirements (33 credits: B.A., B.B.A., B.F.A.) (B.S. and B.E. Distribution requirements
Humanities (9 credits)
Literature (LT) _____________________ Literature (LT) or Appreciation and Analysis (AA) _____________________ Appreciation and Analysis (AA) or Creative Participation (CP) _____________________
Natural Sciences/Mathematics/ Computer Science (9 credits)
Natural Sciences (NS) _____________________ Mathematics/Computer Science (MC) _____________________
Social Sciences (9 credits)
Behavioral (BH) _____________________
Cross Cultural (3 credits)
Cross Cultural (CC) _____________________
History/Philosophy/Religion (HP) _____________________
Interdisciplinary Studies* (3 credits)
Natural Sciences (NS) or Mathematics/Computer Science (MC) _____________________
Behavioral (BH) or History/Philosophy/Religion (HP) _____________________
Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)* _____________________
*The Interdisciplinary Studies requirement may be satisfied by 3 credits of IS or an extra 3 credits in any other Distribution category.
For more information on Distribution requirements, see “FAQs: The Distribution” in the section “Mechanics of the Degree.”
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PLANNING Transfer Credit (AP, CLEP, IB)
Transfer Credit Official college transcripts of completed course work from all prior institutions should be forwarded directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission for evaluation as part of the application for admission. Transfer credit will be awarded for appropriate courses completed at regionally accredited institutions previously attended. In order to be properly advised, students must provide the University with official transcripts from all prior institutions at the onset of advisement so that all prior course work can be evaluated appropriately. The University will perform an unofficial evaluation of course work on unofficial transcripts. This unofficially evaluated course work will be posted without credit on the Hofstra transcript for the student’s first semester in-residence. Any remaining unofficial credit on the student’s transcript will be removed until the student submits all outstanding documents necessary to process the credit officially. All financial aid awards and degree advisement is based solely on the credit that is listed on a student’s Hofstra transcript. It is important to have all of the credit posted in a timely manner to avoid any holdups with future term registration. Failure to submit outstanding transfer credit requirements may impact financial awards and completion of the degree. Credit will expire if it is not validated with an official transcript from the previous institution. Unofficial transfer course work does not count toward the total number of credits earned at Hofstra University. In addition, unofficial transfer courses are not assigned to categories within the Degree Audit Report (DAR). Transfer Credit Policy Appropriate courses completed with a minimum grade of C- (or the equivalent) at fully accredited institutions are transferable. Upon completion of at least 30 semester hours at a fully accredited institution, transfer credit will be granted for appropriate courses with D and D+ grades for a total of 9 semester hours, providing the student has a final cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better at this previous institution. Grades attained at another institution are not recorded on the Hofstra transcript and are not included in the grade point average to meet graduation requirements. Appropriate courses completed at regionally accredited institutions with a grade of D or the equivalent will be considered for course credit without semester hour value. These may not apply toward the total number of credits needed for graduation. As many as 30 elective credits graded on a pass/fail basis from another accredited institution may be transferred to Hofstra. Students transferring to Hofstra with more than 30 credits graded on a Pass/Fail basis must have the approval of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee. For these students, courses graded pass/fail shall not exceed 50 percent of the total credit hours required for the degree. • • • A course deemed appropriate for transfer is one that might logically be part of the course of study offered at Hofstra University. The semester hours of transfer credit (advanced standing) allowed will not necessarily apply to the major selected by the student and may not necessarily satisfy University graduation requirements. A maximum of 64 semester hours is transferable from a junior or community college with the following exceptions: o engineering programs (69 semester hours are transferable) o business administration programs (65 semester hours are transferable) The amount of transfer credit per course shall not exceed the amount of semester hour credit allowed at the credit granting institution. Credits earned at institutions on quarter or term systems shall be prorated according to the Hofstra semester system.
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Credit evaluation is completed after admission and prior to registration. Hofstra has transfer credit articulation agreements with various institutions, including Nassau Community College and Suffolk County Community College. NOTE: Switching schools and/or majors might affect a student’s graduation date if some of the transfer credits are no longer applicable to the new major. Advanced Standing Hofstra University participates in the following testing programs for which students may receive advanced standing upon admission: • • • Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations College Level Examination Program (CLEP) International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Students should forward official testing results to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Examination results will be evaluated prior to enrollment. The maximum number of credits that may be received through tested credit is 30. Credit will not be awarded for CLEP exams taken in foreign language or business. See the following pages for information regarding credit evaluations. Proof of High School Completion Admitted students intending to enroll at the University must submit their final high school transcript or proof of degree (copy of high school diploma) to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Students are not permitted to begin classes at Hofstra until proof of their high school degree is received. In addition, federal financial aid will not be applied to the student’s account until proof of the student’s high school degree is received (when applicable). The Office of Undergraduate Admission will confirm all arrivals of transcripts from a high school with a College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) code as well as the high school seal and/or signature. If a high school transcript lacks a CEEB code or seal/signature, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will investigate further to confirm the school is recognized by the state department of education or home school association. The Office of Undergraduate Admission may request a copy of the student’s diploma at any point in the admission process through the verification process. If a diploma is determined invalid, a General Education Development (GED) test may be required for admission consideration. Hofstra University does not admit students who only complete an Ability To Benefit test with no other proof of high school graduation or college transcript.
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Art History SCORE 3 4 or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT AH 999A AH 999A CR. 3 6 DIST AA AA SCORE 3 4 or 5 Chemistry COURSE EQUIVALENT CHEM 999N CHEM 3A, CHEM 3B CHEM 4A, CHEM 4B Art Studio SCORE 3, 4, or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT FA 999P CR. 6 DIST CP SCORE 3 4 5 Biology (for non-science majors) SCORE 3 4 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT BIO 3 BIO 13 BIO 12 and BIO 13 Biology (for biology majors) SCORE 3 4 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT BIO 3 BIO 13 BIO 12 and BIO 13 Biology (for biochemistry majors) SCORE 3 4 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT BIO 3 BIO 12 BIO 11 and BIO 12 CR. 3 4 8 DIST NS NS NS English Language SCORE 3 4 or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT ENGL 999 (Elective) WSC 1 and WSC 2 CR. 3 6 DIST n/a n/a SCORE 3 or 4 5 CR. 3 4 8 DIST NS NS NS Computer Science AB COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT CSC 15 and CSC 16 CR. 0 6 DIST n/a MC SCORE 3 4 or 5 CR. 3 4 8 DIST NS NS NS Computer Science A COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT CSC 15 CR. 0 3 DIST n/a MC SCORE 3 4 or 5 Chinese Language and Culture COURSE EQUIVALENT CHIN 4 CHIN 5 CHIN 101 CR. 3 3 3 DIST n/a n/a LT CR. 3 4 4 DIST NS NS NS
Comparative Government and Politics COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT PSC 2 CR. 0 3 DIST n/a BH
Biology (for physician assistant majors) (Direct entry) SCORE 3 4 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT BIO 3 BIO 13 BIO 13 and BIO 14 Calculus AB SCORE 3 4 or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT MATH 61 MATH 71 Calculus BC SCORE 3 4 or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT MATH 71 MATH 71 and MATH 72 CR. 4 8 DIST MC MC SCORE 3 on both 4 or 5 on both 3 LANG/ 4 or 5 LIT 4 or 5 LANG /3 LIT CR. 4 4 DIST MC MC SCORE 3 4 or 5 CR. 3 4 8 DIST NS NS NS
English Literature COURSE EQUIVALENT ENGL 999 (Elective) WSC 1 and ENGL 999L CR. 3 6 DIST n/a LT
BOTH English Language & Literature COURSE EQUIVALENT ENGL 999 (Elective) WSC 1, WSC 2, ENGL 999L WSC 1, ENGL 999, ENGL 999L WSC 1, WSC 2, ENGL 999 CR. 3 9 9 9 DIST n/a LT LT n/a
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Environmental Science SCORE 3, 4, or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT TPP 1 European History SCORE 3 4 or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT HIST 11 and HIST 12 French Language and Culture SCORE 3 4 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT FREN 4 FREN 4 and FREN 999X German Language and Culture SCORE 3 4 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT GERM 999 (Elective) GERM 999 (Elective) Human Geography SCORE 3, 4, or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT GEOG 2 Italian Language and Culture SCORE 3 4 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT ITAL 4 ITAL 4 and ITAL 999X Japanese Language and Culture SCORE 3 4 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT JPAN 102 JPAN 103 JPAN 113 Latin: Vergil SCORE 3 4 or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT LAT 4 CR. 0 3 DIST n/a LT SCORE 3 4 5 CR. 3 3 3 DIST LT LT LT Spanish Language COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT SPAN 4 SPAN 4 and SPAN 999X CR. 0 3 6 DIST n/a n/a n/a SCORE 3 4 or 5 CR. 0 3 6 DIST n/a n/a n/a Psychology COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT PSY 1 CR. 0 3 DIST n/a BH SCORE 3, 4, or 5 CR. 3 DIST BH SCORE 3, 4, or 5 CR. 0 3 6 DIST n/a n/a n/a Physics C: Mechanics COURSE EQUIVALENT PHYS 11A, PHYS 11B Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism COURSE EQUIVALENT PHYS 12A, PHYS 12B CR. 5 DIST NS CR. 5 DIST NS SCORE 3, 4, or 5 CR. 0 3 6 DIST n/a n/a n/a Physics B COURSE EQUIVALENT PHYS 1A, PHYS 1B PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B CR. 4 4 DIST NS NS SCORE 3, 4, or 5 CR. 0 6 DIST n/a HP Music Theory COURSE EQUIVALENT MUS 1 CR. 3 DIST CP SCORE 3, 4, or 5 CR. 3 DIST NS SCORE 3, 4, or 5 Macroeconomics COURSE EQUIVALENT ECO 1 Microeconomics COURSE EQUIVALENT ECO 2 CR. 3 DIST BH CR. 3 DIST BH
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Spanish Literature SCORE 3 4 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT SPAN 999L SPAN 999L Statistics SCORE 3, 4, or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT MATH 8 or QM 1 U.S. Government and Politics SCORE 3 4 or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT PSC 1 U.S. History SCORE 3 4 or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT HIST 3A and HIST 3B World History SCORE 3 4 or 5 COURSE EQUIVALENT NO CREDIT HIST 999H CR. 0 3 DIST n/a HP CR. 0 6 DIST n/a HP CR. 0 3 DIST n/a BH CR. 3 DIST n/a CR. 0 3 6 DIST n/a LT LT
Students who need to take a course that is equivalent to the credit they are transferring in should call Associate Dean of Admission Eryn Hornung (516-463-6700) to discuss 999 elective credit for the AP. This is sometimes an issue with PHYS, BIO, CHEM, MATH, etc.
Updated 5/7/12 (EH)
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College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Exams
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of standardized tests that assess college-level knowledge in several subject areas. The tests are useful for students who have obtained knowledge outside the classroom, such as through independent study, job experience, or cultural interaction. The test is offered by the College Board. Most of the tests are 90 minutes long. They currently cost $77 each. The tests are free to U.S. military service members and some veterans. There is an additional fee of $10 for the optional essay portion of some of the exams. CLEP exams are offered at testing centers on more than 1,500 college and university campuses as well as military installations. Most centers charge an administrative or registration fee per student or per test. Fees usually range from $15 to $20, though it varies among test centers. You can check online for local sites. Nassau Community College is a local testing site in Nassau County. CLEP tests are primarily multiple-choice exams, although some include fill-in or ordering questions and one College Composition exam has an essay section. Hofstra credit will be awarded for test scores in the 50th percentile. No credit is awarded for CLEP exams taken in business or foreign language. The list below includes all the exams that Hofstra will accept. Exams must be taken prior to junior year. Subject Exams
EXAMINATION AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AMERICAN HISTORY AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY AMERICAN LITERATURE ANALYSIS AND INTERP. LITERATURE BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY SCORE 50% 50% 50% 50% 52% 50% 50% EQUIVALENT PSC 001 HIST 003A* and 003B* HIST 115* and 116* ENGL 051 and 052 ENGL 999L* BIO 999N* CHEM 003A and 003B CHEM 004A and 004B CALCULUS COLLEGE ALGEBRA MATH ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY ECONOMICS: MACRO MICRO BOTH ENGLISH LITERATURE GEOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY (GENERAL) PSY EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY STATISTICS WESTERN CIVILIZATION I WESTERN CIVILIZATION II 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% MATH 061A MATH 999X MATH 050 ECO 001* ECO 002* ECO 001* and 002* ENGL 041 and 042 GEOL 001 and 002 PSY 001* CREDITS 3 6 6 6 6 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 6 6 6 3 DIST BH HP* HP* LT LT* NS* NS NS MC n/a MC BH* BH* BH* LT NS BH*
NEEDS DEPARTMENT APPROVAL SOC 004 MATH 008 or QM 001 HIST 011 HIST 012 3 3 3 3 BH n/a HP HP
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EXAMINATION ENGLISH HUMANITIES COLLEGE MATH NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCE HISTORY SCORE 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% EQUIVALENT WSC 001 and 002 FA 999A* and ENGL999L* MATH 030A and 045 BIO 999N* and PHYS 999N* SOC 999B* HIST 999H* CREDITS 6 6 6 6 3 3 DISTR n/a AA* + LT* MC NS* BH* HP*
Credit for general exams will be awarded for a score of 500 or better. A score of 498 on the English general exam will give credit for WSC 001 and 002. *Credits will only fulfill Distribution requirements if enrolled in Hofstra in fall 2010 or later.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
IB credit must be taken at the Higher Level (HL) and scores must be 5, 6, or 7. Students in the full program may receive up to 30 credits. In order to receive these credits they must fulfill the following requirements: The transcript must indicate that the student has completed all the course work to be awarded the diploma or certificate. This should be indicated at the top of the transcript. The total score must be a minimum of 30. The points are located on the bottom of the IB transcript. The student must have taken at least THREE (3) Higher Level (HL) exams with a score of 5 or higher.
The evaluation is still done on a course-by-course basis (with students earning credit for exams taken on the HL with 5 or higher) but now they may be awarded additional credits to reach the 30 credit maximum. The excess credit will be awarded as LA 999. A score of 5 will grant 3 credits for the appropriate subject area. A score of 6 or 7 will grant 6 credits for the appropriate subject area.
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The Degree Audit Report, or DAR, is one of the most important academic planning tools that you will have at your disposal. It is available on the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu). The DAR will show you all the courses that you have already completed as well as those you have in progress, and will show how they fulfill your requirements. It will also outline any remaining requirements. You should refer to your DAR every semester in order to plan for future terms. You will want to bring this with you when you meet with your Advisement dean and/or your faculty/major advisor. If you are exploring alternative majors, you can request a “WHAT-IF” DAR to see how your current course work would fit into a prospective major.
To access your DAR, log in to the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu) and: 1. Click on the Hofstra Online tab on the left toolbar. 2. Click on Student Records under the Student Services option. 3. On the next menu, select Run a Degree Audit (DARS).
The parameters will be set to your declared major so you can click Run Audit.
To select a “What-If” DAR 1. Follow steps 1-3 above to Run a Degree Audit (DARS) and then click on What-If. 2. Select a College of your prospective major and click Change College. 3. Select the Degree you want and click Select. 4. Select the Major you want and click Select. 5. If this applies to you: enter the Concentration you want and click Select. 6. Leave Select Term as is and click Select. 7. Click on Run Analysis. 8. Click on Refresh the List (wait a few seconds before doing this). 9. Click on the link for your DAR under the heading View Link.
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Your Four-Year Academic Plan
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Registration 101: How to Add and Drop Classes
You will be able to register for classes on your assigned registration date after you meet with your Advisement dean and/or faculty/major advisor to receive your alternate PIN (personal ID number). Upper-class students do not require an alternate PIN. You may look up classes at any time once the semester’s course offerings are made available on the Hofstra portal. 1. 2. 3. 4. Log in to the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu). Click on Hofstra Online on the left toolbar. Scroll down and click on Registration. Click on Look-up Classes to Add to view course offerings. If it is your assigned registration date, click on Add/Drop Classes instead to begin building your schedule.
5. The following screen may appear—please read it and select “I do agree” and then “Submit Choice” to proceed.
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6. Once you agree to the previous statement, you will see the following screen. After you read the explanation at the top, scroll down to search for courses using the search criteria options.
7. The most popular way to search for classes is by subject and course number. For the course number, you must use three digits, such as 014. If you do not enter a course number, you will see all courses offered that semester in the chosen subject. You may also search by Attribute type, such as Distribution category, liberal arts, and distance learning (online) courses. To do this, leave the subject set to “All.” You may also search by instructor, days, and time.
8. From the search results via the Look-Up Classes option, register by clicking the empty box next to the class (if there is a “C,” the class is closed) and scroll down and click Submit Changes. You
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may also write down the five-digit CRN (Course Reference Number) and go back to the Add/Drop Classes menu to submit all your class selections at once in the Add Classes Worksheet (see below).
9. To DROP a course from your schedule, navigate to the Add/Drop Classes menu, select the appropriate term, find the course that you want to remove, select Web Delete, and select the Submit Changes button. The page will refresh and should show the course as “Web Dropped,” with an adjusted credit load. You will only have access to drop courses online via the Hofstra portal within a certain time frame for each academic term. Please be mindful of the academic deadlines to add and drop classes, found on the Hofstra website at Hofstra.edu/deadlines.
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CHARTING YOUR WAY First-Year Student Checklist
Welcome to Hofstra University! The first year of your college experience is one filled with many new beginnings and opportunities. With that in mind, we have provided you with a list to help you navigate your transition into the Hofstra community. Things to complete before the start of classes □
Apply for a HofstraCard: The HofstraCard is your student identification card used to gain access to campus facilities at Hofstra. It also holds your dining plan points, which can be used at all dining locations on campus. For more information and to pick up your HofstraCard, please visit the Office of HofstraCard Services, located in 104 Mack Student Center, North Campus, or call 516-463-6942. Obtain a Vehicle Parking Sticker: Free Hofstra parking permits for students are issued at the Department of Public Safety. Parking permits are issued Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You must bring the car you plan to park on campus, your vehicle registration, and your HofstraCard to the Department of Public Safety, located at the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue. For questions regarding Hofstra vehicle registration please call the Department of Public Safety at 516-463-6606. Submit Health and Immunization Records: New York state mandates that you provide verification of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). It is extremely important that you provide Hofstra with updated verification of vaccinations. Students who do not comply with the state law will be withdrawn from classes. If you have any questions, call the Health and Wellness Center, located in Republic Hall (North Campus), at 516-4636745. Finalize Financial Aid: If you have questions about your financial aid package, see a Student Financial Services representative in the Office of Student Financial Services, located at 206 Memorial Hall (South Campus), or call 516-463-8000. Pay Your Bill: An outstanding balance will prevent you from registering for future semesters. To speak with a Student Financial Services representative about your bill, visit the Office of Student Financial Services, located in 206 Memorial Hall (South Campus), or call 516-4638000. Apply for Housing: If you are seeking on-campus housing and have questions about the application process, call the Office of Residential Programs, located in 244 Mack Student Center, at 516-463-6930. Submit Final Transcripts: All official final transcripts, AP scores, etc., MUST be mailed to: Office of Undergraduate Admission Hofstra University 100 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 11549-1000 If you do not submit final transcripts, a hold preventing registration may be placed on your account. If you have questions or want to confirm that your transcripts have been received,
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please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission, located in Bernon Hall, or call 516-4636700.
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First-Year Student Checklist (continued)
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Meet with your Advisement dean to receive general advising and develop an academic plan. “Like” the CUA’s Facebook page to stay up-to-date on important information, deadlines, and fun events: facebook.com/HofstraCUA. Meet with your faculty/major advisor to discuss major requirements and course sequencing. Utilize academic support services on campus, such as the University Tutorial Program (UTP), Writing Center, and Mathematics Tutoring Center. Be mindful of academic dates and deadlines, such as the last day to add or drop a class. Use the Hofstra map and become familiar with the campus, including academic buildings and other points of interests. Utilize the online Bulletin at bulletin.hofstra.edu. Attend events sponsored by the Center for University Advisement, such as workshops related to academic and experiential learning opportunities like study abroad programs. Join The Career Center’s “Career Exploration” group to learn more about careers and majors.
Career Preparation Take time to visit or call The Career Center (M. Robert Lowe Hall, South Campus) at 516463-6060. □ Learn about the different career assessments that are offered by The Career Center to assist you in your choice of major. □ If you do not have a resume, start working on one. Make use of the Career Planning Handbook available at The Career Center or on their website at hofstra.edu/career. Get a resume critique during the center’s Quick Question Hours. □ Begin to watch career preparation webshops available on Blackboard.
Campus Involvement □ Attend the Club Fair to learn more about the different organizations on campus. Try to join at least one club that fits your personal or academic interests. □ Attend special events hosted by the Cultural Center and other departments on campus. □ Swing by the Mack Student Center Atrium and chat with students about their organizations. □ Live on campus? Attend events offered in your residence hall — see your RA for details! □ If you are a commuting student, check out the Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services in the Mack Student Center—they host great events throughout the semester! □ Take advantage of the David S. Mack Fitness Center; a healthy body = a productive mind! □ Go on an Explore Next Door trip offered by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.
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You made it through your first year at Hofstra and are now ready to begin sophomore year. There are many steps that you can take during this year to continue establishing yourself as a student and become more engaged in your educational experience. Academics □ Declare a major if you have not done so already. Keep in mind: You must declare a major prior to earning 60 credits. Still undecided? Visit The Career Center or attend the Center for University Advisement’s events focusing on available majors at Hofstra. □ Attend events sponsored by your major department to get more involved in your discipline. □ Meet with your Advisement dean to ensure you are on track with University requirements. □ If you are pre-health or pre-law and have not met with a pre-professional advisor, contact the Center for University Advisement to schedule an appointment. □ If you have not started your language requirement (if applicable), now is the time. □ Want to study abroad? See “Complementing Your Education” in this handbook. □ If you are considering graduate or professional school, begin researching programs and admission criteria. If an entrance exam is required, such as the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT, consider taking a preparatory course this year for the test in your junior year (when you’ll begin applying to programs). Career Preparation □ Have you visited The Career Center (M. Robert Lowe Hall, South Campus)? Now is the time! Call 516-463-6060 for more information. □ Still exploring possible majors? Make an appointment at The Career Center for an assessment. □ Start your internship search during the fall semester for next summer. □ Fine-tune your resume, adding clubs and organizations in which you are a member. Get a resume critique at The Career Center during Quick Question Hours. □ Attend the various career fairs and events hosted on campus. Campus Involvement □ Become more involved in student life — learn about the Student Government Association. □ Run for a leadership position within your club/organization. □ Mentor a first-year student who joined your club/organization. □ Volunteer! Think outside of Hofstra. Local organizations need enthusiastic volunteers! Personal Growth □ Establish strong relationships with your major advisor and/or professors. They may be writing your letters of recommendation one day! □ Begin learning more about different career opportunities related to your field of study. □ Reflect on your interests outside of your major and consider taking classes related to these. □ Visit New York City! Public transportation from campus is easy and you can experience the wonderful and diverse opportunities the city has to offer. You may want do an internship in New York City one day, so take time now to explore. □ Need someone to talk to? Take advantage of the confidential services offered by Student Counseling Services in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center. □ Celebrate Hofstra’s diversity during our cultural heritage months and other dynamic events. □ Continue to take advantage of the Mack Fitness Center. Think fit, stay fit!
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As you move into the second half of your college career, new opportunities and responsibilities arise. It’s time for you to take a more active role in defining your educational goals. You have declared your major – now is the time to explore your options within your department and establish yourself as a leader. Academics □ Meet with your Advisement dean for a graduation check to ensure you are on track. □ Meet with your faculty/major advisor to discuss your remaining major requirements and other ways to establish yourself in your academic field. □ If you are considering graduate or professional school, be sure you are aware of the application deadlines and admission criteria. Plan ahead to ensure you will have any necessary requirements (test scores, recommendation letters, etc.) by the deadline. □ Continue establishing relationships with your faculty and use your networks for possible internships, job opportunities, recommendation letters, and references. □ Focus on those grades! Keep your cumulative and major GPA up and utilize any academic support services on campus when needed. Even if you are on track for a “B,” why not try for that “A” with a little extra help from a tutor? Career □ Meet with a career counselor to work on your resume, cover letter and interview skills. □ Attend career fairs that are sponsored by The Career Center. □ Research part-time jobs and internships on the Pride-Career Management System. □ View the career webshops on Blackboard and attend various career events that will increase your job readiness and career knowledge. Campus Involvement □ Take on a leadership role in your student club/organization, or better yet, start your own club/organization! □ Join professional organizations related to your academic major or intended career field. □ Give back. Consider attending Hofstra’s Hunger Banquet in the fall or taking a trip with Alternative Spring Break to volunteer your time and make a difference. Personal Growth □ Shadow someone who has the job you would like to have. □ Work with departments on campus, like your academic department, The Career Center, and the Office for Development and Alumni Affairs, to connect to Hofstra alumni. □ Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Remember you can visit the Saltzman Center. □ Take time to focus on your health. You should know where the Mack Fitness Center is by now! □ Continue working on establishing balance between your academics and personal life. □ Evaluate your personal finances before heading into the “real world.” □ Participate in an annual campus event that you have never done before.
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Congratulations – you are now a senior! There are many things to think about as you move into your final year of undergraduate education. Academics □ Set up an appointment with your Advisement dean to do a graduation check. □ Meet with your faculty/major advisor to discuss making the most out of your major courses. □ Ensure that all incomplete work is settled. (You cannot graduate with incomplete grades.) □ Going to graduate/professional school? Focus on those applications! □ Apply for graduation by the specified deadlines in order to avoid late application fees. □ Continue to work hard and don’t fall victim to “senioritis”! This last year of courses is just as important as your other academic semesters. Career □ Meet with a career counselor to discuss post-graduation opportunities. □ Take part in the on-campus interview program, Pride Recruiting, where you may get the opportunity to interview with a variety of employers on campus. □ Attend career fairs that are hosted on campus. □ Continue searching job opportunities on the Pride-Career Management System. Campus Involvement □ Help your organization with its transition to new e-board leaders. □ Register with the Alumni Association to continue your Hofstra involvement after graduation. □ Participate in the University Town Hall meeting. Your voice and opinion matters and you can affect positive change on campus. Senior Activities □ Order your cap and gown for graduation. □ Order college memorabilia, such as your class portrait, ring, and yearbook. □ Attend Senior Week activities sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. □ Help with the Senior Class Challenge and make your first donation to Hofstra. □ Take the time to thank those who played important roles in your college experience. Keep the lines of communication open — you never know who might end up being a lifelong mentor.
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Transfer Student Checklist
Welcome to Hofstra University! Transitioning to a new school can be both exciting and overwhelming. With that in mind, we have provided you with a list of reminders to help you settle into the Hofstra community. Things to complete before the start of classes □ Apply for a HofstraCard: The HofstraCard is your student identification card and is used to gain access to the campus facilities at the University. It also holds your dining plan points, which can be used at all dining locations on campus. For more information and to pick up your HofstraCard, please visit the Office of HofstraCard Services, located in 104 Mack Student Center, North Campus, or call 516-463-6942.
Obtain a Vehicle Parking Sticker: Free Hofstra parking permits for students are issued at the Department of Public Safety. Parking permits are issued Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You must bring the car you plan to park on campus, your vehicle registration, and your HofstraCard to the Department of Public Safety, located at the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue. For questions regarding Hofstra vehicle registration, please call the Department of Public Safety at 516-463-6606. Submit Health and Immunization Records: New York state mandates that you provide verification of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). It is extremely important that you provide the University with updated verification of vaccinations. Students who do not comply with this state law will be withdrawn from classes. If you have any questions, call the Health and Wellness Center, located in Republic Hall (North Campus), at 516-463-6745. Finalize Financial Aid: If you have questions about your financial aid package, see a Student Financial Services representative in the Office of Student Financial Services, located in 206 Memorial Hall (South Campus), or call 516-463-8000. Pay Your Bill: An outstanding balance(s) will prevent you from registering for future semesters. To speak with a Student Financial Services representative about your bill, visit the Office of Student Financial Services, located in 206 Memorial Hall (South Campus), or call 516-463-8000. Apply for Housing: If you are seeking on-campus housing and have questions about the application process, call the Office of Residential Programs, located in 244 Mack Student Center, at 516-463-6930. Submit Final Transcripts: All official final transcripts, AP scores, etc., MUST be mailed to: Office of Undergraduate Admission Hofstra University 100 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 11549-1000 If you do not submit final transcripts, a hold preventing registration may be placed on your account. If you have questions or want to confirm that your transcripts have been received, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission, located in Bernon Hall, or call 516-4636700.
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Transfer Student Checklist (continued)
Academics □ Meet with your Advisement dean to receive general advising and develop an academic plan. Be sure to bring a list of questions to your appointment so that you can clarify any issues you might have. □ “Like” the CUA’s Facebook page to stay up-to-date on important information, deadlines, and fun events: facebook.com/HofstraCUA. □ Meet with your faculty/major advisor to discuss major requirements and course sequencing. □ Check that the correct major is declared on your record. If incorrect, visit the appropriate major department to officially declare. You must declare a major prior to earning 60 credits. □ Check to make sure that all transfer credit has posted to your academic record. If you have any credit that is listed as “Departmental Review,” be sure to follow up with your Advisement dean about how to rectify this. □ Utilize academic support services on campus, such as the University Tutorial Program (UTP), Writing Center, and the Mathematics Tutoring Center. □ Be mindful of academic dates and deadlines, such as the last day to add or drop a class, as they may differ from your previous institution(s). □ Use the Hofstra map and become familiar with the campus, including academic buildings and other points of interests. □ Utilize the online Bulletin at bulletin.hofstra.edu. □ Attend events sponsored by the Center for University Advisement, such as workshops related to academic and experiential learning opportunities like study abroad programs. □ Take the Writing Proficiency Exam (see following page for details). Career Preparation □ Take time to visit or call The Career Center (M. Robert Lowe Hall, South Campus) at 516463-6060. □ Still exploring majors? Make an appointment at The Career Center for an assessment. □ Start your summer internship search during the fall semester. □ Fine-tune your resume, adding clubs and organizations that you’ve joined at Hofstra. Get a resume critique at The Career Center during Quick Question Hours. □ Begin to attend the various career fairs and events hosted on campus. Campus Involvement □ Attend the Club Fair to learn more about the different organizations on campus. Try to join at least one club that fits your personal or academic interests. □ Attend special events hosted by the Cultural Center and other departments on campus. □ Swing by the Mack Student Center Atrium and chat with students about their organizations. □ Live on campus? Attend events offered in your residence hall — see your RA for details! □ If you are a commuting student, check out the Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services in the Mack Student Center — they host great events throughout the semester! □ Take advantage of the David S. Mack Fitness Center; a healthy body = a productive mind! □ Attend an Explore Next Door trip offered by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.
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Writing Proficiency Exam Information for Transfer Students
• Passing the Writing Proficiency Exam is a Hofstra University graduation requirement. It is an essay examination intended to ensure that Hofstra students display competence as writers, no matter what their majors are or how many writing courses they have taken at other universities. During the exam you will have two hours to compose a focused and well organized essay (based on two essays on a common topic) that develops your point and incorporates specific references to both authors’ viewpoints as support. Successful essays have an explicit thesis developed through coherent paragraphs that support assertions with quotations from both readings. While your essay should include enough context to enable your readers to follow your points, it should not merely summarize the articles nor should it be a personal narrative. You are making an original argument using support from both of the readings. The essay will be graded on how well you express your argument and support your assertions with evidence from the text. Faculty will evaluate your exam according to the following criteria: o A clear thesis (statement of your position on a key point raised by one or both of the articles) o Coherent paragraphs (each organized around a central idea) that support your thesis o Sufficient evidence to develop those individual paragraphs o Logical organization and coherent flow of ideas o Coherent sentences using a variety of sentence structures o Language (words and sentences, punctuation and grammar) that furthers, rather than interferes, with the reader’s understanding
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All transfer students will receive an email from the Writing Studies and Composition Department notifying them of the exam given in the Mack Student Center Theater in November and March. The information will also be posted on the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu). There is no need to register for the exams given at this time. The exam will be administered at the following times over a twoday period: 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. (thus ensuring no conflict with classes). Students who fail the Writing Proficiency Exam will be instructed to take WSC 002A, a one-credit writing workshop. If you have any questions or need further information please call Eileen Greco at 516-463-5252. Please note: If you will be taking WSC 002 at Hofstra, you will take the Writing Proficiency Exam at the end of that semester.
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RESOURCES @ HOFSTRA University Tutorial Program
The University Tutorial Program (UTP) is a unit of the Center for University Advisement (CUA) designed to provide academic support to Hofstra undergraduate students. Individual and group tutoring are available, with professional academic advisors on hand to provide additional guidance when necessary.
HOW CAN I GET STARTED? You can make an appointment with a tutor through TutorTrac by logging in to the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu). Instructions for making an appointment can be found at hofstra.edu/UTP. WHEN CAN I RECEIVE TUTORING? Students can begin scheduling tutoring appointments in the second week of each academic semester, and continue until the last week of classes. Tutoring is coordinated on a first-come, firstserve basis, so sign up early! WHAT SUBJECTS OFFER TUTORING? The UTP works to assist all undergraduate students in all subjects to the best of its abilities. While most classes have one-on-one tutoring available, some classes are offered in a group tutoring format. HOW MANY CLASSES CAN I BE TUTORED IN DURING A SEMESTER? Students are provided individual tutoring in up to three classes per semester, and are entitled to 1.5 hours of tutoring per course, per week. Individual tutors are not offered for courses in quantitative methods (QM), chemistry, physics, astronomy, computer science, and some biology, but students may attend group tutoring in these subjects for as many hours as needed. OTHER PROGRAMS THAT WORK WITH THE UTP INCLUDE: • • • NOAH (New Opportunities at Hofstra) Program (The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program) Academic program for student athletes Services for Students with Disabilities
CERTIFICATION The UTP is internationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). This provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors' successful work. In addition, CRLA's tutor certification process sets an internationally accepted standard of skills and training for tutors.
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Mathematics Tutoring Center
The Mathematics Tutoring Center, a free service offered by the Hofstra Department of Mathematics, is staffed by undergraduate and graduate students (and occasionally a professor). No appointment is needed; just stop by 106A Adams Hall, South Campus. Students are welcome to stay in the center and study, asking the tutor questions as they arise. Ordinarily only one tutor is in the center at a time; during busy times, there may be more than one tutor present. The tutor goes from one student to another, or works with one small group of students at a time. The tutor will usually work with students one-on-one for at most five minutes before going to work with other students. Students are encouraged to come prepared with questions and materials. Here are some suggestions. • Sign the sign-in sheet when you first arrive. A written record of how many students we serve, what the busiest times are, and in what courses students are seeking help assists us in planning. • Bring your textbook, class notes, homework and calculator if appropriate. • Have specific questions. It's not very helpful to tell the tutor you're confused about everything. It's much more helpful to pick out particular homework problems you are stuck on or particular topics or examples you need clarification on. • Seek out other students in the center who are in the same course as you. A lot can be accomplished by working in small groups, and it makes good use of your time when you're waiting for the tutor. • Some tutors may not be prepared to tutor Math 045. Math 045 students should refer to the tutoring schedule to find out when tutors are available who can help. If there are asterisks next to some tutors' names, then these are the tutors who could assist you. If there are no asterisks, all tutors can answer questions on Math 045 topics. • The center does not commit to tutoring all Math 030A students because topics in these courses are quite diverse. Tutors may be familiar with some topics from these courses. Ask your instructor for guidance before attending the Mathematics Tutoring Center. • Even though the tutors are very good mathematics students, they are still students, and there may be occasional questions they can't answer. Don't let this bother you; just return when a more experienced student or professor is there. • Don't ask tutors to help you with a take-home test. They are not allowed to do so. • The tutors have their own studies, so please don't bother them with questions when they are not working. We all need our spare time. • The center may have reduced hours, or may be closed, when classes are not in session, such as spring break and the Thanksgiving recess. This information will be posted on the center’s website and a schedule will also be posted on the door. • Subject to tutors’ availability, the center should have extended hours during the week of final exams. The week before finals, check the door for a copy of this schedule. • Try to avoid loud talking or distracting conversations when in the center. If you have any questions or comments about the Mathematics Tutoring Center, please call Professor Peter Grassi (101F Adams Hall, South Campus) at 516-463-5578. You may also fill out a confidential evaluation form. Ask the tutor for one as you leave the center. 54 | C U A A d v i s i n g H a n d b o o k ‘ 1 2 - ‘ 1 3
The Writing Center
The Writing Center welcomes all interested members of the Hofstra community who wish to further develop their writing skills. The center's writing faculty and fellows are dedicated and trained specialists from many academic disciplines. They will work with students in exploring any and all parts of the writing process, including discovering ideas, developing paragraphs, organizing discussions, improving grammar and usage, editing papers and revising drafts. The Writing Center does not provide proofreading services. Instead, the center's writing faculty and fellows teach students to identify errors and revise and edit their own work. The goal is to produce not only better writing, but to also produce better writers. The Writing Center maintains both daytime and evening hours, and consultants can also meet with students in the Collaborative Learning Center, located in 201 Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus. Writing Center 102 Mason Hall, South Campus Phone: 516-463-4908 Website: hofstra.edu/writingcenter (to schedule an appointment) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for general information)
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Services for Students with Disabilities
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is located in 212 Memorial Hall, South Campus. SSD arranges academic accommodations and provides support for students with physical, learning and/or psychological disabilities. In order to access services, students must first formally disclose their disability by registering with SSD, and submit appropriate documentation for review. Staff members are available to help students with the registration process, and will then work with students to determine which accommodations are appropriate for their needs at the college level. In addition to arranging accommodations, a major part of the mission of SSD is to help students develop the skills they will need to be effective self-advocates at Hofstra and beyond. Programs and services will encourage active involvement from students in managing their own disabilities, while offering coaching and support along the way. SSD also administers the Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS). PALS is a program designed to assist students with learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD. Entry is determined by an application and interview at the time of admission to Hofstra. PALS students meet weekly with a learning specialist during their first year of college in order to address their unique learning challenges. There is an additional charge for this program. Students with learning disabilities who are not enrolled in the PALS program will still be served by the SSD office. Upper-class students, returning students, or students whose disabilities do not meet the criteria for PALS may choose to take advantage of the Academic Coaching program. Academic Coaching is a short-term program available for students registered with SSD. There is a fee, and students can enroll for a semester or longer as needed. Learning specialists will assist students in developing and implementing an action plan to improve academic performance, and will meet with the student individually each week to monitor his/her progress. Services for Students with Disabilities 212 Memorial Hall, South Campus Phone: 516-463-7075 Website: hofstra.edu/ssd
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The Career Center M. Robert Lowe Hall; 516-463-6060 Offers major and career exploration, workshops, job and internship fairs. Center for University Advisement (CUA) 101 Memorial Hall; 516-463-6770 107 Mack Student Center; 516-463-7222 Meet with your CUA Advisement dean to discuss your academic progress. Community Standards, Office of 240 Mack Student Center; 516-463-6913 Promotes responsible living through the guidelines of behavioral standards and the P.R.I.D.E. Principles. Dean of Students Office 243 Mack Student Center; 516-463-6913 Coordinates student-related programs in the Division of Student Affairs. Development and Alumni Affairs, Office for Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House; 516-463-6636 Connect with alumni! Graduate Admissions, Office of 105 Memorial Hall; 516-463-4723 Learn about graduate studies at Hofstra. HCLAS Study Abroad 107 Roosevelt Hall; 516-463-4765 Earn credits while spending time abroad during January intersession or a summer session. Health and Wellness Center Republic Hall; 516-463-6745 Available for appointments and information regarding your health. HofstraCard Services, Office of 104 Mack Student Center; 516-463-6942 Provides photo ID cards used for swiping into buildings and for laundry, Dutch Debits, and dining plans. Hofstra University Bookstore Mack Student Center; 516-463-6654 Textbooks, gifts and Hofstra apparel. Hofstra University Honors College 243 Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library; 516-463-4842 Find out what it takes to be an honors student! Interfaith Center 213 Mack Student Center Multicultural & International Student Programs, Office of 242 Mack Student Center; 516-463-6796 Helps develop an inclusive, multicultural and globally conscious campus that embraces diversity. Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, Office of 221 Mack Student Center; 516-463-3469 Enhances the co-curricular life of commuting students by hosting programs that connect them to the larger campus community. Parent and Family Programs, Office of 200 Phillips Hall; 516-463-4698 Plans and implements parent and family outreach initiatives. Public Safety, Department of Mack Public Safety and Information Center; 516-463-6606 Safeguards Hofstra students, administrators, and faculty on campus. Recreation and Intramural Sports, Department of 101 Mack Fitness Center; 516-463-6958 Manages the Mack Fitness Center and coordinates intramural sports. Residential Programs, Office of 244 Mack Student Center; 516-463-6930 Provides a variety of housing options to meet academic, developmental, cultural and social needs of our students. Services for Students with Disabilities 212 Memorial Hall; 516-463-7075 Arranges academic accommodations and provides support for students with physical, learning and/or psychological disabilities. Student Computing Services
125B Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library (Hammer Lab); 516-463-7777
Catholic Chaplain: 516-463-7210, Jewish Chaplain: 516-463-6922 Muslim Chaplain: 516-463-6012, Protestant Chaplain: 516-463-5227
Provides technological assistance to students and manages a network of campus-computing resources to support all studentcomputing needs. Student Counseling Services Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center; 516-463-6791 Provides psychological, vocational and educational counseling to students. Student Financial Services 206 Memorial Hall; 516-463-8000 Provides information regarding tuition, billing, registration, scholarships, FAFSA, loans, etc. Student Leadership and Activities, Office of 260 Mack Student Center; 516-463-6914 Enhances the co-curricular life of the Hofstra community and helps students become more involved with campus events. Undergraduate Admission, Office of Bernon Hall; 516-463-6700 Submit official transcripts and check on missing transfer credits. University Tutorial Program 012 Memorial Hall; 516-463-3500 UTP provides free tutoring for up to three courses per semester (1.5 hours per week with each tutor). Writing Center 102 Mason Hall; 516-463-4908 Assists with all phases of the writing process.
Language Learning Center 207 Calkins Hall; 516-463-5653 On-site foreign language placement exams. Mathematics Tutoring Center 106A Adams Hall; 516-463-6742 Free tutoring for your math course(s).
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Departmental Course Prefixes
Accounting (ACCT) African Studies (AFST) American Sign Language (ASL) American Studies (AMST) Anthropology (ANTH) Arabic (ARAB) Art History (AH) Asian Studies (ASST) Astronomy (ASTR) Biochemistry (BCHM) Biology (BIO) Chemistry (CHEM) Chinese (CHIN) Cognitive Science (CGS) Comparative Literature and Languages (CLL) Computer Science (CSC) Creative Writing (CRWR) (search by EnglishCreative Writing on course Look Up) Criminology (CRM) Curriculum and Teaching (CT) is now the Teaching, Literacy and Leadership department Dance (DNCE) Disability Studies (DSST) Drama (DRAM) Economics (ECO) Educational Studies (EDST) Elementary Education (ELED) Engineering (ENGG) English (ENGL) English Language Program (ELP) Entrepreneurship (ENTR) European Studies (EUR) Finance (FIN) Fine Arts (FA) Forensics (FOR) Foundations of Education (FDED) French (FREN) French Literature in Translation (FRLT) Gaelic (GAEL) General Business (GBUS) Geography (GEOG) Geology (GEOL) German (GERM) Global Studies (GS) Greek (GRK) Health Professions and Family Studies (HPFS) Hebrew, Modern (HEBR) History (HIST) Hofstra University Honors College (HUHC) Information Technology (IT) Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Interdisciplinary Science (IDSS) International Business (IB) Irish Studies (IRE) Italian (ITAL) Italian Literature in Translation (ITLT) Italian Studies and Italian American Studies (ITST) Japanese (JPAN) Jewish Studies (JWST) Journalism (JRNL) Korean (KOR) Latin (LAT) Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Legal Studies in Business (LEGL) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies (LGBT) Library Information and Technology (LIBR) Linguistics (LING) Literacy Studies (LYST) Literature in Translation (LIT) Management (MGT) Marketing (MKT) Mass Media Studies (MASS) Mathematics (MATH) Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (MECA) Military Science (MS) Modern Greek (MGRK) Music (MUS) Musical Theater (MUTH) Natural Science (NSC) New College (NC) Philosophy (PHI) Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESP) Physician Assistant Studies (PHA) Physics (PHYS) Political Science (PSC) Portuguese (PORT) Pre-Medical Studies (PRMD) Psychology (PSY) Public Relations (PR) Quantitative Methods (QM) Radio, Television, Film (RTVF) Religion (RELI) Romance Languages and Literatures (RLLT) Russian (RUS) School of Education (SOE)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Secondary Education (SED) Sociology (SOC) Spanish (SPAN) Spanish Literature (SPLT) Special Education (SPED) Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies (SPCM) Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (SPCH) Study Abroad (STA) Sustainability Studies (SBLY) Swahili (SWAH) Technology and Public Policy (TPP) University Perspectives (UNIV) Women's Studies (WST) Writing Studies and Composition (WSC)
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General Curriculum Abbreviations
DISTRIBUTION TYPES AA Appreciation and Analysis BH Behavioral Social Sciences CP Creative Participation CC Cross Cultural HP History/Philosophy/Religion IS Interdisciplinary Studies LT Literature MC Mathematics/Computer Science NS Natural Sciences GRADING/TRANSCRIPT SYMBOLS GPA Grade point average IP In progress/requirement will be fulfilled OK Requirement fulfilled NO Requirement not fulfilled NR No recorded grade or not received P Passed course RE Registered SH Semester hour or credit TD Unofficial transfer course without credit because the grade was below CTR Transfer credit, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) credit TU Unofficial transfer credit (pending final transcripts, which will eventually expire if not rectified) TX Expired transfer credit TOfficial transfer course without credit because the grade was below C- (will fulfill a requirement) PROGRAMS/RESOURCES DAR Degree Audit Report FRD Freshman Division FYC First-Year Connections program LEAP Legal Education Accelerated Program PALS Program for Academic Learning Skills SSD Services for Students with Disabilities SUS School for University Studies TERMS FA Fall JA January SP Spring S1 Summer Session I S2 Summer Session II S3 Summer Session III
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Complete the Foreign Language Requirement First, you must take a foreign language placement exam during New Student Orientation in the language you previously studied in high school. [If you do not take the exam during orientation, please visit the Language Lab to sit for an exam (207 Calkins Hall, 516-463-5653).] You have two ways to complete the language requirement, if it’s required for your major: Option 1: Continue with your high school language, beginning at the level in which you placed from the exam, and continue through level 4 (e.g., you placed in SPAN 002, so you take SPAN 002, SPAN 003, and SPAN 004). Option 2: Complete the Special Language Option, and study a new language. If you are interested in this option, you must meet with your Advisement dean to discuss the details and submit the Special Language Option Form (see the “Special Language Option” section in this handbook for more details). Please note: You are not permitted to take a course below the level that you placed in (e.g., if you placed into SPAN 002, you cannot take SPAN 001 for credit). Declare a Major or Minor To declare your major or a minor, you must complete the Change of Study Form (see Appendix), which is available at the Center for University Advisement.* The form must be signed by the department chair of the new major and/or minor. Please refer to the “Majors and Academic Departments” listing in this handbook for department locations. Please note: Once the form has been signed by the department, it is your responsibility to submit the Change of Study Form to the Office of Academic Records for processing. Determine Class Standing Class standing is based on credits earned and does not include credits that are in progress. First-year = 0-30 credits earned Sophomore = 30-60 credits earned Junior = 60-90 credits earned Senior = 90+ credits earned Your class standing determines the date you are eligible to register online for the upcoming semester. Your total earned credits can be found on your Degree Audit Report (DAR) as well as your unofficial transcript via the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu). Please note: Senior class standing does not necessarily mean you have met all requirements for graduation. Refer to your DAR to see what remaining credits are necessary to complete your degree. If you are a transfer student, it is your responsibility to ensure that all transfer credits are posted to your Hofstra transcript. Your registration date will be based on credits transferred (earned), not pending unofficial transfer credits. Please see the Office of Undergraduate Admission if you have any questions regarding your incoming transfer credits.
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Drop or Withdraw From a Course If you need to drop a course without receiving a “W” (withdrawal) on your transcript, you must refer to the semester deadlines. Dropping a course during the drop period may be done via the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu). If it is past the drop period, you will have to withdraw from the course. Withdrawals cannot be done via the Hofstra portal. You must complete a Registration Add/Drop Form* and submit it to the Office of Academic Records prior to the semester deadline. A grade of a “W” will appear on your transcript. See your Advisement dean if you have questions. Please note: If you are considering a drop or withdrawal, we highly encourage you to speak to your Advisement dean as well as your Student Financial Services representative to discuss possible consequences. File a Withdrawal or Leave of Absence from the University If you are considering a withdrawal or leave of absence for any reason, please speak with your Advisement dean about your options. A request must be submitted via the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu). Get Permission to Add a Restricted and/or Closed Course When registering for courses, you may see one of the following error messages: • Class Standing • Link • Closed Class • Major • College • Prerequisite • Degree • Waitlist If you receive any of the error messages listed above, you will need permission to register for the restricted course. You must complete the Registration Restriction Override Form (see Appendix), which is available at the Center for University Advisement.* The form must be signed and stamped by the appropriate department and professor, which shows their approval to allow you entrance into the course. If permission is granted, you must submit the signed/stamped form to the Office of Academic Records to process the override and registration. If permission is denied, you are not allowed to register for the course. Repeat a Course While at Hofstra, you have the option to repeat a course and request that your old grade be replaced by the new grade you earn. You may utilize this option twice in your college career. To make this request, you must complete an Undergraduate Repeat Course Request Form (see Appendix), which is available at the Center for University Advisement.* The completed form must be submitted to the Office of Academic Records by the semester deadline. Please note: The initial grade remains on your transcript, but only the new grade you earn is calculated into your GPA. If you repeat the course and fail to submit the necessary form by the deadline, the new grade you earn will then be averaged with your old grade into your GPA. We strongly suggest you speak with your Student Financial Services representative should you pursue this option, as it may affect your financial aid/scholarship package.
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Take a Course at Another Institution If you are interested in taking classes outside of Hofstra, please speak with your Advisement dean about the policies and procedures regarding this option. Restrictions apply. Please note: Once you are enrolled at Hofstra, if you take a course at another institution without receiving approval first, the course will be not be considered for transfer credit. Take a Course With the Pass/Fail Option If you are interested in taking courses on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis, please speak with your Advisement dean about your options. Restrictions apply. Students must receive a C- or higher to earn a Pass (P), which then excludes the course from the GPA calculation. Grades of D+, D, and F, however, are still included in the GPA calculation with this option. A sample of the Request for Pass/D+/D/Fail Undergraduate Form* is located in the Appendix. The completed form must be submitted to the Office of Academic Records by the semester deadline. Please note: A full-time student must complete at least 12 credits per semester in letter grades other than Pass (P) in order to qualify for the Dean’s List.
*Printable forms are available online at hofstra.edu/sfs; select “Forms” listed under “Resources” in the drop-down menu.
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Calculate Your GPA
Step 1: Using the chart below, determine the quality points for each course: (Grade Points x Course Credits = Quality Points) Step 2: Add all quality points earned. Step 3: Add all GPA hours — the credits with grades that count in your GPA. Step 4: Total quality points ÷ total GPA hours = GPA
Grades Included in GPA A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D F Grade Points 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0 Example Course Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Example Quality Points 12 11.1 9.9 9 8.1 6.9 6 5.1 3.9 3 0
(varies for each course)
Grades not included in GPA: • INC: Incomplete • NR: Student’s grade not reported by instructor • P: Passing • Pr: Progress (normally used to report the first semester’s satisfactory work in two-semester individually supervised courses, normally for seniors) • UW: Unofficially Withdrawn (student stopped attending) • W: Withdrawn You earn credit for grades of D and D+, however: • They may not fulfill certain requirements, like major course credits, for your degree. • They may not fulfill prerequisite requirements for certain courses you need. • If repeating a course in which you’ve earned a D or D+, you do not earn the credit again. Repeat Course Request Form • Consider using this form if you are repeating a course and want the second grade (not the first) to count in your GPA. • The original grade will stay on your transcript, but it is not calculated in your GPA. • You only have two of these requests in your entire college career, so use them wisely. • If you are not utilizing the Repeat Course Request Form but decide to repeat a course, the second grade will be averaged into your GPA.
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Calculate Your GPA
Example of a semester GPA, as shown on the academic transcript in the My.Hofstra.edu portal Grade Points x Credits = Quality Points
Total Quality Points ÷ GPA Hours = GPA RUN YOUR OWN GPA SCENARIO FOR THIS SEMESTER! Plug in your current schedule and enter target grades for each course to determine what your semester GPA would be in this scenario. Course Name Credits Grade Grade points Quality Points
Total GPA Hours _________________
(Total Quality Points)
Total Quality Points
(Total GPA Hours)
*NOTE: This is just a semester GPA. To calculate a cumulative GPA, use the same equation but add all Quality Points and GPA Hours from all semesters at Hofstra to date.
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COMPLEMENTING YOUR EDUCATION
STUDY ABROAD, INTERNSHIPS AND OFF-CAMPUS EDUCATION
Why Study Abroad?
Our returning students continually reaffirm the importance and validity of study abroad as a lifechanging experience that fosters both a student’s personal and academic growth. Personally, studying abroad allows you to … • Challenge yourself in a new environment. • Meet new and exciting people from different backgrounds and cultures. • Develop lifelong friendships. Academically, studying abroad allows you to … • Take advantage of a hands-on experience and learn both inside and outside the classroom. • Gain fluency in a foreign language. • Learn about life from a different perspective. • Earn college credits and satisfy major, minor, or Distribution requirements. Hofstra University offers short-term programs during the January and summer sessions. A January three-week period or a summer three- or five-week period is an excellent time for a first-time study abroad student or a student who has financial, work, or degree restrictions that would prevent a longer period of time abroad. While studying abroad, students have the advantage of satisfying major, minor or Distribution requirements. A student can obtain a maximum of four credits in January or Summer Session III, and a maximum of seven credits in Summer Sessions I and II. Hofstra University also offers two semester-length programs: European Odyssey and the Hofstra in India Program. Both programs run in the spring semester. Students are also welcome to study abroad in a location of their choice through a non-Hofstra University program that may include application to another American university, a foreign university or an independent study abroad provider. Many students choose to do their fall or spring semester of their junior year abroad. For further information about study abroad opportunities at Hofstra, please email Maria Fixell, assistant dean for study abroad programs, at email@example.com, or stop by the Office of Study Abroad Programs, located at 107 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus.
Internships and Off-Campus Education
Experiential learning has become an important facet within higher education. Internships offer students the opportunity to explore pre-professional apprenticeships that offer practical, hands-on work experience. Students participating in internships not only learn more about their chosen field, but they also learn to utilize their networking skills to foster strong, professional connections. Hofstra University offers two ways to take advantage of an internship: Office of Off-Campus Education (OCE) • Students must have an overall GPA of a 2.5 to participate in the program. • Students must have a resume and cover letter. • Students must complete an application and proposal (requires signatures from both the academic department and assigned faculty correspondent).
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Students may engage in internships for variable credits (1-9); 40 hours per credit Students take an internship on a Pass/Fail basis. Students submit a final paper (pages required are based on number of credits). Students must meet with Assistant Dean René Giminiani-Caputo* at 211 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. *OCE also offers a Quick Questions session during which internships are discussed in more detail. The session is offered on Wednesday during the fall and spring semester, from 2 to 4 p.m. Call for summer hours.
Through a Student’s Major Department • Students may take an internship as a required major course or as a major elective. • Students must meet with the designated internship coordinator within the department they are seeking credits (hours per credit vary by department). • Students must meet all requirements as stipulated by the department (e.g., overall GPA, class standing, possible prerequisite courses, internship informational meeting, etc.). • Students must have a resume and complete the department’s application. Any student interested in taking an internship is encouraged to speak first with his/her Advisement dean and faculty/major advisor.
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Academic Leave is an official notification to the University that the student is temporarily stopping attendance at Hofstra for a minimum of one full fall or spring semester. Matriculated students who will not be attending Hofstra for a fall or spring semester, but who intend to return to Hofstra, must either file an academic leave or maintain matriculation request. Failure to notify the University of this intent will result in withdrawal from Hofstra and the loss of academic leave benefits. To request an academic leave, students will need to log in to their Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu), click the Hofstra Online tab, select “Academic Leave/Withdrawal From the University” from the registration menu, and complete the required fields. The add/drop process is a brief period of time at the beginning of the semester when students may add or drop classes. Students may add or drop courses online until the last day of the first week of classes. After this time, a student must request permission to be signed in to a class by the professor or the department. An Advisement dean is the representative within the Center for University Advisement (CUA) who is assigned to work with a student from the time they are admitted until their graduation term. An Advisement dean can assist with course planning, major exploration, questions and concerns about academic policies and procedures, academic opportunities available at Hofstra, and other general academic issues. Upon major declaration, academic departments will assign students to a faculty/major advisor for major-specific questions. Throughout their time at Hofstra, students can rely both on deans in the Center for University Advisement and faculty/major advisors to support their academic endeavors. Students may look on their Degree Audit Report on the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu) to find their assigned Advisement dean. Advisement deans will also send emails to their students throughout each semester and may reach out to students individually to offer assistance. ARC refers to the Academic Review Committee. This committee is chaired by a member of the Office of the Provost’s and includes several faculty members from each of the schools. This committee maintains academic standards in grading, probation, retention, and graduation. Students who do not meet minimum retention standards will be dismissed from the University and will need to appeal to the ARC in order to be re-admitted. Class standing refers to a student’s credit level. Students who have earned 30-59 credits are considered sophomores, 60-89 designates junior standing, and students with 90 credits or more are seniors. Completion Ratio is a guideline that the University uses to ensure that students are making strong academic progress. Since both grades and degree progress are important, the University calculates the completion ratio for each student by using the number of credits attempted and the number of credits satisfactorily completed. Students who do not meet the standards below in any single term will be placed on academic warning. Students whose cumulative completion ratios fall below this standard will be placed on academic probation. • 0-29 attempted hours: must satisfactorily complete at least 60% of attempted credits • 30-59 attempted hours: must satisfactorily complete at least 70% of attempted credits • 60 or more attempted hours: must satisfactorily complete at least 80% of attempted credits • Satisfactorily completed credits are made up of o Transfer credits o Credits completed with a passing grade of D or better o Credits completed with a passing grade of P • Attempted credits are made up of o Satisfactorily completed credits, as defined above o Failures, withdrawals, unofficial withdrawals, incompletes, and no reports (F, W, UW, I, NR) • Repeated courses are included in both attempted and earned hour calculations. C U A A d v i s i n g H a n d b o o k ‘ 1 2 - ‘ 1 3 | 67
A corequisite is a course that must be taken before or at the same time as another course. CRN stands for Course Reference Number. This is the five-digit number associated with each course. Each CRN is unique to the section of the course and the specific term in which the course is offered. Fall courses would always begin with a 9. Spring courses would always begin with a 2. Students can register for courses using the assigned CRNs. CUA refers to the Center for University Advisement. DAR refers to the Degree Audit Report. The DAR provides a student with a list of the requirements that must be completed in order to earn a Hofstra undergraduate degree. General University requirements, Distribution requirements, and major requirements are shown on this report. Completed courses are shown in each area, indicating progress toward completion of the degree requirements. A student should use the DAR to review requirements prior to meeting with his/her Advisement dean and faculty/major advisor to plan a schedule for the upcoming semester. Dismissal would result if a student does not meet the academic criteria set forth by the institution. Students will be dropped from the rolls of the University after two semesters attendance if they have attempted: • Less than 25 hours and have a cumulative grade point average below 1.3 • 25-30 hours and have a cumulative grade point average below 1.5 • 31-57 hours and have a cumulative grade point average below 1.7 • 58-93 hours and have a cumulative grade point average below 1.9 • 94 or more hours and have a cumulative grade point average below 1.95 Distribution courses are courses offered by particular academic departments in Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS) that meet special standards set by the faculty. These standards require that each course be highly suitable for teaching liberal arts knowledge and skills that are fundamental to understanding diverse cultural traditions. For more information, see “General Degree Overview” in the beginning of this handbook. Double Major is an instance where a student has two distinct majors and he/she is pursuing one degree. Both majors would need to be the same degree (e.g., a student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in economics and political science). Dual Degree is an instance where a student is pursuing two simultaneous degrees. An example of this would be if a student was pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in political science and a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in management. It may also refer to an accelerated program where a student is pursuing a bachelor’s and an advanced degree (e.g., B.S./M.S.). An elective is a course a student chooses to take which may not necessarily be required, but will satisfy intellectual curiosity, appeals to a student’s interests, and/or complements degree requirements. An elective course may be outside of a student’s field or discipline, or may have a direct relationship to the student’s degree program. Limits are placed on the number of elective credits students can earn that count toward a degree. Students must consult with a faculty/major advisor when planning a program of study. FERPA refers to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1976. FERPA is a federal law that sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. The University is not permitted to discuss a student’s record with anyone without the expressed consent of the student. Students may give their parents FERPA access by completing a specific form via the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu). Students would establish a challenge question that their parent would then need to answer in order to request any specific information 68 | C U A A d v i s i n g H a n d b o o k ‘ 1 2 - ‘ 1 3
regarding the student. Students may indicate specific guidelines. FERPA access can be given or rescinded at any time. Full-time students are students that are enrolled in at least 12 semester hours (credits) for the academic semester. This is an important factor for many reasons, including financial aid qualifications, health insurance benefits, campus housing eligibility and athletic eligibility. First-Year Connections (FYC) refers to the first-year program of clusters and seminars that is designed to introduce new students to the college environment. Clusters and seminars are grouped around a common theme. They are only open to first-year students and they often include an element of cocurricular activities. The on-campus residential Living-Learning Communities (LLC) are affiliated with the FYC themes. GPA stands for grade point average. The grade point average is the index of academic performance used to determine whether a student will be permitted to continue at the University and/or graduate. Students have a term (semester) GPA and a cumulative (overall) GPA. See the “How To” section in this handbook for instructions on calculating GPA. HCLAS is the acronym for Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Hofstra Online Information System, which gives students access to Hofstra’s academic services, is located in the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu). Through this section of the portal, students can register for classes, view their schedule, add/drop classes, view the Degree Audit Report (DAR), view grades online, and access a wealth of other important information. Honors are bestowed on students who meet specific academic criteria. Academic honors include the Dean’s List and the Provost’s Scholars. Provost’s Scholars must have achieved a 4.0 with a minimum of 12 semester hours (credits) in a given semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students who entered Hofstra prior to the fall 2012 semester must meet the following requirements: 1. As a first-year student (at least 12 credits per semester), complete a semester with a 3.3 GPA; 2. After the first year, have a 3.4 GPA for the semester (at least 12 credits per semester); 3. A full-time student must complete at least 12 hours per semester in letter grades other than P and with no grades of INC; 4. A part-time student must complete at least 12 hours over his or her two most recent semesters in attendance, must earn letter grades other than P with no grade of INC; 5. A part-time student must have a GPA of 3.3 up to 24 credits total and 3.4 thereafter, and must not have been a full-time student during the period under consideration; 6. Only courses taken in residence at Hofstra may be used to satisfy the requirements for Dean’s List. Students entering for the fall 2012 semester or thereafter must meet the following requirements: 1. Students must have a GPA of 3.5. 2. A full-time student must complete at least 12 hours per semester in letter grades other than P and with no grades of INC; 3. A part-time student must complete at least 12 hours over his or her two most recent semesters in attendance, must earn letter grades other than P with no grade of INC, and must not have been a full-time student during the period under consideration; 4. Only courses taken in residence at Hofstra may be used to satisfy the requirements for Dean’s List. Hofstra’s Honor Code is summarized in the P.R.I.D.E Principles, which include the following statement and pledge: “Academic integrity is paramount to the credibility of the University's reputation and the scholarly pursuits of its members. Hofstra students bear the ultimate responsibility for upholding the principles of academic honesty and integrity. ‘I will not engage in any activity that will violate the standards of academic C U A A d v i s i n g H a n d b o o k ‘ 1 2 - ‘ 1 3 | 69
integrity and will not tolerate acts of cheating, plagiarism, falsification, forgery, perjury, misrepresentation or dishonesty.’” Having already committed itself to this pledge, the Hofstra community is currently engaged in a public discussion of the pledge’s implications for faculty, students, and administrators. The Academic Integrity Task Force invites all Hofstra community members to join in that discussion. HUHC (Hofstra University Honors College) is dedicated to serving students who perform at the highest academic level. Through an innovative curriculum centered in the liberal arts and compatible with all majors, students are given an opportunity to earn special designations as graduates of HUHC. HUHC brings together all honors students in their first year by requiring a common sequence of courses that satisfy some undergraduate requirements for graduation. Latin honors at Hofstra are referred to as degrees of distinction. They are conferred upon candidates who have completed at least 82 hours in-residence at Hofstra. Candidates with fewer than 82 hours but at least 60 hours in-residence at Hofstra who are qualified in terms of their record at the University and in terms of their cumulative record, which shall include work completed at other institutions and at Hofstra, may be graduated with distinction. These earned distinctions are recognized at the Latin Honors Recognition Convocation held during the May commencement exercises. Averages for the levels of distinction are: • Summa cum laude: 3.85 • Magna cum laude: 3.75 • Cum laude: 3.60 A liberal arts course is designed to help students grasp the range of possibilities for shaping their lives, with particular reference to the formulation of thoughts, sensibilities and notions of meaning. Such courses concern themselves with the questions of basic human values and the ways of understanding the character and organization of reality. Liberal arts courses focus on various approaches to self-examination and inquiry of nature and science. Every degree has a certain percentage of credits that must be completed in liberal arts. A matriculated student is a student who has successfully satisfied all admission requirements, has been officially accepted into a degree program at Hofstra University, and has registered for courses. Online courses at Hofstra are referred to as Distance Learning (DL) options. These courses are offered through BlackBoard on the Hofstra portal. You can search for DL options on the Look-Up Classes page in the portal, using the Attribute Type criteria. You can easily identify online courses because the section would be “DL”. Some distance learning options are hybrids, which means that some of the course is taught online and some in-class sessions are required. Permission to Enroll refers to the process that must be completed in order for a continuing student to take courses as a visitor at another institution. There are specific restrictions. See your Advisement dean and faculty/major advisor. A prerequisite is a requirement that must be met prior to enrollment in a course. Prerequisites could include a course with a specific grade earned, test score, class standing, major, or school. P.R.I.D.E. Principles serve as the foundation for the University’s Code of Community Standards, and outline the standard of conduct that all Hofstra students are expected to uphold. Hofstra’s P.R.I.D.E. Principles are: Personal and Social Responsibility; Respect for Self and Others; Integrity, Ethics and Leadership; Diversity and Community; and Expression and Free Exchange. 70 | C U A A d v i s i n g H a n d b o o k ‘ 1 2 - ‘ 1 3
Probation (academic) occurs at the end of any fall or spring semester when a student’s cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0 but above the University’s minimum retention standards. Students will also be placed on probation at the end of a second consecutive semester with a term GPA below a 2.0 or if they fail to satisfactorily complete a minimum percentage of their attempted credits (completion ratio). When placed on probation, students must meet with their Advisement dean. Quality points are used in determining a student’s GPA. Each letter grade is assigned a point value, and these points multiplied by the number of credits for a graded course determine the quality points for that course. Residency requirement refers to the minimum number of credits that need to be taken in-residence at Hofstra and are outlined on a student’s DAR. Transfer students and students taking courses as a visitor at another institution would want to be mindful of these requirements. Students should consult with their Advisement dean and faculty/major advisor for more information. A semester hour is also referred to as a credit. This is equivalent to a one-hour period of participation in class per week, or a minimum of two hours of laboratory or studio work per week for one semester, or the equivalent. The Special Language Option is an option for students who are required to complete a foreign language requirement but who do not wish to pursue the language they previously studied in high school. For more information, see the “Special Language Option” section in this handbook. SFS (Student Financial Services) is the office that handles matters related to financing your Hofstra University education. The office is located on the second floor of Memorial Hall and students can meet with a SFS counselor to discuss any financial matters. The Office of Academic Records and Registrar and the Loan Repayment Office are also located in Memorial Hall. SSD (Services for Students with Disabilities) refers to the office that arranges accommodations for students with disabilities. SSD arranges academic accommodations and provides support for students with physical, learning and/or psychological disabilities. SSD is located in 212 Memorial Hall, South Campus. For more information, refer to the section “Services for Students with Disabilities” in this handbook. A syllabus is a document detailing information about a course. Information may include: course description; goals and objectives of the course; reading assignments and due dates; a general outline of the course, including course requirements; and means and methods of evaluation. The syllabus is the key to understanding course content and course policies, and is distributed by the professor at the beginning of a course. TutorTrac is a Web-based scheduling program utilized by the University Tutorial Program to give students online access to set up appointments with tutors. Unispan is the name of the original pedestrian bridge that connects the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center (North Campus) to the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library (South Campus). Two other pedestrian bridges also exist on campus. UNIV 001 is a one-credit distance learning (online) course that is designed to assist students in developing academic, time management, communication, financial management, and wellness skills. Students gain selfawareness of personal learning styles and become familiar with the various resources and support services available at Hofstra. This course is required of students on academic probation. Students will have a hold on their account preventing registration for future semesters until this course is completed. If a student does C U A A d v i s i n g H a n d b o o k ‘ 1 2 - ‘ 1 3 | 71
not pass UNIV 001, they will be required to repeat the course and successfully pass it prior to registering for future terms. UTP refers to the University Tutorial Program. The UTP is a unit of the Center for University Advisement that is designed to provide individual and group tutoring to undergraduate students. For more information, see the “University Tutorial Program” section in this handbook. Withdrawal … • From a course is an option for students who missed the regular drop period but wish to stop attending a course. A grade of a W appears on the transcript and the credits still show in a student’s attempted hours. Course withdrawals cannot be done through the Hofstra portal. Students must instead submit a Registration Add/Drop Form to the Office of Academic Records to process the course withdrawal. There is a deadline for a selective withdrawal. • From a full semester is an option for students who need to withdraw all courses for a semester but intend to return to the University. This is also referred to as an academic leave. To withdraw from a full semester, students need to log in to the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu), select from the registration menu “Academic Leave/Withdrawal from the University,” and complete the required fields. • From the University indicates that a student wishes to discontinue his/her studies at Hofstra and does not intend to return. To officially withdraw from Hofstra, a student needs to log in to the portal (My.Hofstra.edu), select from the registration menu “Academic Leave/Withdrawal from the University,” and complete the required fields, indicating he/she will not return. • A student must consult with his/her Advisement dean regarding any withdrawal. No student may withdraw from a term after the last day of class. The Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) is intended to show the writing proficiency of Hofstra students through the composition of an essay based on materials provided by the coordinator of the exam. The exam is given at the end of WSC 002 or at special sessions during the semesters. Passing the exam is a graduation requirement for all undergraduate students. For those who do not pass the exam, the department offers supportive instruction leading to re-testing.
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DAVID S. MACK FITNESS CENTER
DAVID S. MACK PHYSICAL EDUCATION CENTER
HOFSTRA NORTH SHORE-LIJ SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
AU BON PAIN
MAURICE A. DEANE SCHOOL OF LAW
Center for University Advisement
YOUR BRIDGE TO SUCCESS
Main Office: 4101 Memorial Hall, South Campus Phone: 516-463-6770 Fax: 516-463-6674 (TTY/deaf) 516-463-5108 4107 Student Center, North Campus Phone: 516-463-7222 Fax: 516-463-4258 4108 Netherlands Complex, North Campus
(drop-in hours for First Years during registration are posted in Netherlands Complex)
Monday & Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Students are seen for advisement by appointment: Monday & Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Students with quick questions can come to drop-in hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Monday-Friday 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. When classes are not in session the Center closes at 5 p.m.
Phone: 516-463-7208 Fax: 516-463-6674
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