Hofstra’s School of Health and Human Services offers three undergraduate degrees as well as a dual degree program:
- Bachelor of Science in Community Health -- designed for students interested in pursuing a career in a community or public health setting and/or students seeking a health major as preparation for entry into a graduate program. Students study the concepts of wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention, as well as about community and public health services and service delivery.
Also available: Minor in Community Health
- Bachelor of Science in Health Science – this degree provides an excellent foundation for students who would like to pursue graduate study in a broad range of clinical health-care professions. The curriculum includes a core of science courses designed to meet all prerequisite course requirements for application to medical school and other clinical study programs such as physical or occupational therapy, nutrition, and physician assistant.
- Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences – this program prepares majors for graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology, and also provides the background relevant for advanced study in related disciplines such as education, special education, linguistics, cognitive science, and neuroscience. Students may also choose to use this degree to pursue career opportunities in rehabilitation or other allied health professions.
Also available: Minor in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
- Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies -- Hofstra’s dual degree program enables students who want to become physician assistants to earn both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in six years. Undergraduates who earn the BS need only complete an additional 37 semester hours to earn the MS in physician assistant studies. Those who are entering the program having earned their baccalaureate degree from another institution must complete 79 semester hours of coursework to earn the graduate degree.
- Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences/Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology - Hofstra's dual degree program enables students who want to become Speech-Language Pathologists to earn both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in 5.5 years. Incoming first year Hofstra students may apply for direct admission to the dual degree program and be admitted automatically to the M.A. program at the end of their junior year. Qualified Hofstra students majoring in speech-language-hearing sciences can apply for direct admission no later than the fall semester of their sophomore year.
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Master of Science in Education in Rehabilitation Counseling- Hofstra's dual degree program enables students who want to become a Rehabilitation Counselor to earn both a B.A. in Psychology and M.S.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling in five years. Students entering Hofstra as incoming freshman may apply for direct admission to the dual degree program and be automatically admitted to the M.S.Ed in Rehab Counseling program during their senior year. Qualified Hofstra students may also apply for the Rehab Counseling program at the end of their junior year. Interested candidates can learn more about the B.A. program by visiting the Department of Psychology website.