The Right Program for You Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences With self-directed projects, interdisciplinary studies and engaging professors, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS) will help you discover an appreciation for history, language, art and science, and develop the critical thinking skills that are important in the workplace today. With classes in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, students realize and grow their passions both in and out of the classroom, whether it’s using the computerized Celestron and radio telescopes on the rooftop Hofstra Observatory, traveling to the Galapagos Islands to explore one of the most geographically exciting and biologically diverse places on Earth, interning in Congress, or exhibiting or performing their work in one of the many theaters and art galleries on campus. In addition, all first-year students may participate in First-Year Connections seminars and clusters, small classes with distinguished faculty that are designed to introduce you to the intellectual and social life of the University as well as help satisfy the general education requirements for all majors. HCLAS is composed of the Division of Humanities, the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and the Division of Social Sciences, as well as more than a dozen interdisciplinary programs, the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, Center for Civic Engagement, and the Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy.
There are a wide array of majors and minors, ranging from musical theater to urban ecology to business economics, as well as several dual bachelor’s/master’s degree programs. HCLAS also offers a pre-med curriculum as well as LEAP (Legal Education Accelerated Program), which allows students to complete the Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor in six years instead of seven – saving time and one year’s worth of tuition. HCLAS students have the opportunity to pursue internships in every major at a wide range of industries and organizations, including book and magazine publishers, museums, advertising agencies, nonprofit groups, television and cable networks, record labels, the U.S. Congress, the New York State Assembly, and the United Nations.
Learn more at hofstra.edu/HCLAS Undergraduate students can also rely on high-quality, comprehensive career services from Hofstra University’s Career Center. Career counselors help students build strong resumes and secure valuable internships as well as jobs after graduation. Career Center services and resources include one-on-one appointments with career counselors, access to thousands of job and internship postings, career fairs, on-campus recruitment programs, career-related webshops, mock interviews, resume and cover letter writing, and online management of recommendation letters.
You’ll find HCLAS students and graduates interning or working at: • Ernst & Young • American Cancer Society • Cablevision • HarperCollins Publishers • Walt Disney World • Teach for America • U.S. Army • Body in Motion Music • CA Technologies • Delaware Valley Opera • Goldman Sachs • Nassau County Democratic Committee • NYC Department of Education • Morgan Stanley
94% of HCLAS
undergraduate degree recipients are employed or attending graduate school full-time*
*Based on 2010-2011 Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate degree recipients who responded to a survey within a year of graduating.
Percent of Hofstra undergraduate degree recipIents**
Timing of Job Acceptance 51% Accepted job before graduation 29%
Accepted job 1-3 months after graduation
Accepted job 4-6 months 4% Accepted after graduation job 7-9 months after graduation
Accepted job 10-12 months after graduation
Accepted job more than one year after graduation
**Outcomes are based on 2010-2011 Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate degree recipients who are employed and responded to the survey.