The School for University Studies is a program dedicated to helping entering students make a successful transition to Hofstra University. The program’s curriculum, grounded in courses designed to introduce students to the liberal arts, encourages them to become confident and engaged participants in academic discourse, while also satisfying criteria for Hofstra University’s graduation requirements.
The program’s academic curriculum is intellectually engaging, expands students’ minds, and deepens their understanding of the world. Its foundational courses in the humanities and social sciences provide students with the relevant tools to help them develop study skills and problem-solving skills, communicate effectively on a college level, and learn to do close reading and think critically.
Classes are kept small in order to provide more personalized and individualized instruction. The dedicated School for University Studies faculty are responsible for curriculum programs and student advisement, while additional faculty from across campus are invited to teach innovative courses in a variety of disciplines.
School for University Studies students make full use of the resources of the University outside the program, including the Axinn Library, Student Computing Services, Mack Physical Education Center, Mack Fitness Center, University Tutorial Program, health services, professional counseling services, and various art, drama and communication workshops.