Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Students in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics work with faculty to foster the discovery and transmission of knowledge in astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental studies, geology, mathematics, physics, psychology, and sustainability.
In the Classroom
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers you a diverse choice of degree options and minors across several departments, as well as interdisciplinary programs and a Premedical Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program.
Hofstra's First Goldwater Scholar
Junior biochemistry major Joseph Mancuso was named Hofstra’s first Goldwater Scholar, a preeminent award for undergraduate students.
Working for Smiles
Biochemistry major Komal Khokhar trekked to the Andes Mountains to provide dental care and education in a remote Peruvian village.
Volcanos' Annual Checkup
A small group of Hofstra students examined the mouths of dormant volcanos on the Greek islands of Santorini and Nisyros.
In Darwin's Footsteps
“We’re trying to help the students see the world through Darwin’s eyes."
Assistant Professor Dr. Jase Bernhardt and his students study whether virtual reality simulations will make coastal residents more likely to heed storm warnings.
About the School
Students conduct research in both the laboratory and the field under the guidance of their faculty mentors, and they go on to present their data and ideas at local, regional, and national forums. They prepare to continue their studies in advanced degree programs in their fields and for a wide array of careers as medical and mental health professionals, research scientists, educators, and entrepreneurs.