SEMINARS and CLUSTERS
Q. Can all students take seminars and clusters?
A. YES! You may take seminars or clusters in the fall semester and seminars in the spring semester of your first year. If you are enrolled in Honors College you may take seminars and clusters, but you should speak with your academic adviser to manage your schedule appropriately.
Q. What will my fall course schedule look like if I take a first-year seminar or cluster?
A. If you take a seminar, it will be one class out of the set of four or five you will take between September and December 2013. If you take a cluster, you will have two or three cluster classes — for example, philosophy, psychology, and composition classes — in addition to two or three other classes, to total four or five classes between September and December 2013.
Q. I'm a psychology major. Will an "Economics" seminar count toward graduation?
A. Yes. First-year seminars and clusters help you move closer to graduation. All students at Hofstra must take distribution courses — general education requirements — and almost all first-year options fulfill these requirements. In fact, we have designed these first-year options to help you explore your major and other paths you may choose to fulfill your career goals.