Department of


The Hofstra University Department of Psychology offers a comprehensive undergraduate program in the scientific study of the mind and behavior. 

In the Classroom

Our Programs

The department offers several different undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and neuroscience, as well as a minor in psychology.

At Hofstra

The Student Experience

In our department, you'll have access to the resources and opportunities you'll need to enhance and extend your education.

About the Department

Students learn the methods, theories and research pertaining to diverse areas of psychology such as cognitive science (including perception, cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience), child development, human and animal learning, abnormal psychology, and social psychology.

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Your Future

Career Potential

Hofstra University psychology majors develop analytic and problem-solving skills that are valued in many professions.

Contact the Department

Our Office

Psychology Department
Room 222 Hauser Hall
135 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1350

Phone: 516-463-5624
Fax: 516-463-6052

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Carmela Salvatore
Executive Secretary

Department Chair

Elisabeth Ploran
Associate Professor and Chair
Room 201 Hauser Hall