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INNOVATE. The Department of Computer Science offers two programs in entrepreneurship that train students to identify entrepreneurial opportunities in the computing industry, write a business plan, be mentored by local entrepreneurs, and implement a prototype of their idea.

Ryan LaRouche ‘18

COMPETE. First-year DeMatteis engineering students participate in the Grand Design Challenge, an annual competition designed to help students develop durable skills that will prove useful when they become practicing engineers. The Make-a-Thon/Hack-a-Thon, held every semester, is an all-night event that gives students the opportunity to engage in special hands-on activities, including 3D printing, basic electronics, and robotics, as well as a coding competition in which teams create games and apps that benefit the campus community.

BA, Computer Science and Political Science

Marin Varney ’17

Cyber Engineer I, Raytheon

BE, Engineering Science (Biomedical Option) BME Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University “My time at Hofstra gave me the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills and techniques that I needed to succeed in my graduate school studies and future career.”

Prize money totaling $75,000 is available to Hofstra teams of undergraduate and graduate students participating in the Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge – an annual entrepreneurial competition that encourages students from all disciplines to take an innovative idea from conception to business plan.

“The faculty and my peers at the DeMatteis School played a profound role in my college experience and future plans. World-class professors challenged me so that I was fully prepared for interviews and job opportunities after graduation.”

Tatiana Boothe ’17

BS, Computer Science


Kyle Castoria, ‘17

Video surveillance, a motorized arm, wall-climbing robots, and pavilion design are just a few examples of Senior Design Projects created by DeMatteis students. Over the course of a semester during their senior year, students work individually or in teams to research and design a project reflecting the culmination of their course work.


30 full-time faculty 20 part-time faculty 100 percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree attainable in their fields

DeMatteis students have the opportunity to build collaborative relationships with professors who are leaders in their fields. Classes are conducted by faculty, not teaching assistants.

BS, Physics BS, Mechanical Engineering PhD Fellowship Program in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University “I was able to take advantage of some interesting opportunities during my time at Hofstra, including spending summer breaks in South Korea, publishing and presenting a paper on quantum mechanical computations, and conducting research to design and build a Scan Tunneling Microscope.” 81038:11/18

IT-Telecommunications Manager, Lufthansa “DeMatteis computer science professors were consistently connected to what was going on in the job world. The dedication, passion, and enjoyment in their work encouraged you to want to succeed.”

Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science 516-463-6028



Ranked out of 205 non-PhD-granting U.S. engineering schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2018

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The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science is home to Hofstra University’s computer science and engineering departments. The DeMatteis School is distinguished by offering students handson research experience in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities; valuable pre-professional, on-the-job experience; and collaborative relationships with professors who are leaders in their fields.


Dual-Degree Program

Only engineering and applied science co-op program in downstate New York Approximately 170 corporate partners The DeMatteis School Co-op Program gives qualified engineering and computer science students real work experience for a period of six to eight months at engineering and technology firms both locally and nationwide. Many co-op participants are offered full-time positions from their co-op companies following graduation.

Students interested in pursuing a career in medicine can apply to the Hofstra 4+4 Program: BS-BA/MD in conjunction with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. For more information, visit

Our computer science master’s program offers an exciting learning experience for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the dynamic field of computing. Course delivery is flexible – both online and on-campus courses are available.


14 undergraduate majors • BS, Bioengineering

• BS, Industrial Engineering

• BS, Civil Engineering

• BS, Mechanical Engineering

• BS, Computer Engineering • BS, Computer Science

• BE, Engineering Science, Biomedical Option

• BS, Computer Science and Cybersecurity

• BE, Engineering Science, Civil Option

• BS, Computer Science and Mathematics

• BA, Computer Science

• BS, Electrical Engineering, Computer Option

4+4 Program: BS-BA/MD

Graduate Program


• BS, Electrical Engineering

DeMatteis computer science students in good academic standing can earn both a bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) and master’s degree (MS) in five years.

• BA, Engineering Science

The Advanced Summer Program in Research (ASPiRe) offers undergraduate students hands-on, paid research opportunities. Research conducted by DeMatteis students in 18 state-of-the-art labs has been presented at professional conferences or published in prominent academic journals. • 3D Printer Laboratory • Advanced Applications Laboratory • Aerodynamics and Transport Phenomena Laboratory • Big Data Laboratory • Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory • Civil/Environmental Engineering Laboratory • Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, and Mobile Computing Laboratory • Concrete/Soils Testing Laboratory • Electrical and Signal Processing Laboratory • Gaming and Graphics Laboratory • Linux Laboratory • Materials Analysis Laboratory • Networking Laboratory • Research and Innovation Laboratory • Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory

*Outcomes are based on the 65 percent of 2016-2017 Engineering and Applied Science undergraduate recipients who responded to a survey or other reliable sources.

• Scanning Electron Microscope Laboratory • Systems Laboratory • Ultrasound Research Laboratory

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