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:
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.
Dual degree and accelerated programs allow you to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately. This could save on the cost of one or more semesters of tuition.
HCLAS students have a variety of resources available to them, including research centers, internships and experiential learning opportunities, and grants and scholarships.
HCLAS Juniors Receive Research Awards
Two juniors in Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been awarded 2023 Firestone Fellowships to continue work on research projects related to their majors.
Drama Alums Land Only US Spot at Int’l Theatre Festival
Five Hofstra drama alums are heading to Spoleto, Italy, the only American college students to participate in this year’s prestigious international showcase.
Alum Awarded Prestigious Gates Law Scholarship
Sociology major Sinjita Bhattacharya ’23 has won the prestigious William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholarship to pursue her dream of becoming a disability rights attorney.
Senior Awarded Carnegie Research Assistantship
Maxwell Clegg ’23 will work as a research assistant at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a prestigious international think tank.
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.