Liberal Arts and Business

In the Liberal Arts and Business (LAB) program, students acquire a strong background in general business and develop business skills while pursuing their academic interest in literature, history, the arts, foreign languages, philosophy, biology, astronomy, mathematics, or in any one of the 45 liberal arts majors available in  Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students in the LAB work with faculty in their major department in Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and with Frank G. Zarb School of Business faculty and plan an academic program that allows them to complete all their degree and major requirements, in addition to 18-19 semester hours of course work in general business, in four years of study at Hofstra.

Program Description

The BA major in a liberal arts discipline with a minor in general business is a 124 s.h. program that allows students to select from among 45 majors available through Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that lead to the BA, while acquiring a strong background in the basics of general business by completing 18-19 s.h. of coursework in Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Students must seek advisement from faculty both in their major department in Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the Zarb School of Business. Students are required to:

  1. Complete a minimum of 94 s.h. in liberal arts courses.
  2. Fulfill all University requirements, and all requirements for the BA, including WSC 001 and WSC 002, and all HCLAS distribution course requirements and language requirements.
  3. Fulfill all requirements for the specific academic major chosen by the student.
  4. Select from among the following courses a minimum of 18 s.h. of coursework offered in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
  5. Successfully complete WSC 30: Business Communication (3 s.h.)
  6. Complete 12 s.h. from business-relevant liberal arts electives.

Students in this program are encouraged to seek, through both major departments, internships in business; appropriate internships, with approval of the student’s major advisor, will count toward the 12 s.h. of business-relevant electives. In addition, other courses may also be used to satisfy the elective requirement, if approved by the student’s major advisor.

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Faculty

The LAB program features the committed, industry-leading experts within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Contact Us

Faculty Advisor

Stavros Valenti, PhD
Senior Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs

s.stavros.valenti@hofstra.edu
516-463-5417