Hofstra College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences
At Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS), you can explore and discover new talents while preparing for a wide range of career options. You will learn lasting skills that are valued in every field and be inspired in small classes taught by exceptional faculty. Outside the classroom, there are hundreds of special events providing depth, context, and new perspective about what you are learning in class.
Our college is the academic home for students, faculty, and staff in over 100 different undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs, organized into four different schools:
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs
School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts
School of Education
Hofstra's first-year seminars and clusters are designed to get your college experience off to a great start.
HCLAS is home to a variety of degree programs that fall across several areas of study.
Explore undergraduate degrees and minors offered by the departments in HCLAS's four schools, covering everything from anthropology to writing studies.
Take the next step in your career or set out on an entirely new professional path with HCLAS's master’s degree programs, allowing you to hone your interests in the sciences, arts, and humanities.
HCLAS students have a variety of resources available to them, including research centers, internships and experiential learning opportunities, and grants and scholarships.
HCLAS Graduates Receive Research Awards
Papers in mathematics, music, and political science were recently honored with Hofstra University’s 2020 Undergraduate Library Research Awards.
Hofstra Music Business Is Among Billboard’s Best
Hofstra University’s Music Department and BS in Music Business program included in 2020 roundup of the country’s “Best Music Business Schools.”
Senior Awarded Fulbright Grant
Allie Richardson ’20 has been awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to conduct research on late medieval Germany at the University of Trier in 2021.
Speaking the Same Language
Monzerrat Mendoza ’21, a sociology major from California, spent months last year helping her parents, immigrants from Mexico, navigate the complicated process of applying for U.S. citizenship.
No matter your academic interest, you will find outstanding faculty and engaged peers in every HCLAS program: our curricula, in all four schools, are designed to help students learn to analyze the arguments of others – whether those arguments are verbal, scientific, musical, theatrical, or visual – and, ultimately, to construct their own arguments, making their own contributions to education, the arts, humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences and mathematics.