Hofstra University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) educates engineers and computer scientists who are creative, entrepreneurial and prepared to tackle critical global challenges and make a difference in the world.
We connect theory to practice by emphasizing hands-on learning and work experience from the moment our students step on campus. Beginning in their freshman year, students work in newly renovated labs equipped with sophisticated technology, including the region’s only Atomic Force Microscope available for undergraduate use. You are eligible as a sophomore to participate in the co-op program, which provides students with substantial work experience before they graduate through a network of industry leaders in the New York metro area. There are also numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary study, including with the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law.
An annual alumni-sponsored entrepreneurship competition offers students the chance to develop new products and win seed money to bring them to market. We offer five engineering tracks and three computer science majors, and continually add new classes such as gaming and network security, to keep up with industry demands.
Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to Hofstra University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. I am honored, as its founding dean, to have the privilege of working with our renowned, talented faculty and gifted students to begin a new era in engineering and applied sciences at Hofstra.
Our mission is to educate engineers and computer scientists who will make a difference in our world. The “grand challenges” of the 21st century – drinkable water, food, energy, biodiversity and climate – are enormous, life-threatening issues for our planet. Scientists are needed globally and in significant numbers to deal with these extremely urgent issues and find creative ways to solve them. | read more |