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Science & Engineering Profile

Pride and Purpose

At Hofstra University students live, work, and study on a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus that is only a short commute from New York City. Our 240-acre campus is lush, green, and spacious, with ivy-covered buildings and outstanding facilities just minutes from all the adventure and opportunity the New York metropolitan region has to offer.

Best of both worlds
With the top-notch resources and wide-ranging programs of a large university and the sense of community and personal attention of a small college, Hofstra is a great place for students who are looking for a traditional campus experience without sacrificing the networking opportunities, internship experiences, and cultural offerings of a bustling metropolis.

Our hard-working, motivated students are taught by Guggenheim Fellows and Fulbright Scholars; Emmy Award recipients; prize-winning scientists; leaders in business, education, and the health sciences; and knowledgeable and insightful thinkers. Our 1,157 faculty members (of which 498 are full time) are leading educators and experts dedicated to providing the foundation and tools you need to succeed. And 92% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.  

World-class programs and facilities
Hofstra is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities, has been recognized with 25 academic and professional accreditations in disciplines, and is one of only three New York regional universities with colleges of law, medicine, and engineering. We inspire students to explore their interests, discover their strengths, and find their purpose through career-enhancing, life-changing experiences.  

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) was ranked 47th among non-doctoral, undergraduate engineering programs, according to U.S.News & World Report (2015 edition).

Hofstra’s School of Engineering and Applied Science educates engineers and computer scientists who are creative, entrepreneurial, and prepared to tackle critical global challenges and make a difference in the world.  

A cooperative educational experience offers qualified students the opportunity to work in companies utilizing the skills of engineers and computer scientists. This experience can often lead to offers of full-timepositions on graduation by the participating companies who have evaluated the potential of a co-op employee, and at the minimum provide evidence of professional experience on a résumé when the student graduates and seeks employment elsewhere.

The SEAS faculty and staff focus on providing an optimal learning environment for students seeking knowledge in the realm of engineering or computer science, in addition to the tools that are essential to achieving proficiency and an optimal potential for intellectual and personal growth. Recent additions include the Mechatronics Laboratory and Big Data Laboratory, as well as the Particle Image Velocimetry system now available in our Aerodynamics and Transport Phenomena Laboratory.

Adams Hall, home to these and other existing laboratories, also offers the availability of a highly advanced 3-D Printer Laboratory, which allows the creation of prototypes for industrial products or research projects within the confines of our SEAS buildings.

Discover all that Hofstra’s science and engineering programs have to offer. Visit hofstra.edu/SEAS today. 



Undergraduate engineering degrees

B.A. in Engineering Science—Biomedical
Designed for students interested in careers in medicine but with the strong analytical element provided by engineering

B.A. in Engineering Science—Production and Manufacturing
Designed for students who wish to combine elements of a fundamental engineering program with those of a broad liberal arts curriculum

B.E. in Engineering Science—Biomedical
An ABET-accredited program that bridges
the gap between the life sciences and physical sciences by applying engineering concepts, methods, and techniques to biology and medicine

B.E. in Engineering Science—Civil
An ABET-accredited program that emphasizes structural analysis and design and covers structural, environmental, and traffic engineering

B.S. in Electrical Engineering
An ABET-accredited program that covers microprocessors, electronics, and electrical systems and helps students develop proficiency in the field

B.S. in Industrial Engineering
Focuses on the optimal use of integrated systems of people, methods, materials, machines, and energy to achieve organizational goals

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
An ABET-accredited program combining theory, experiment, and design; covers thermal dynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and aerodynamic theory and applications

Additional undergraduate science degrees
• Anthropology: B.A.
• Anthropology-Archaeology: B.A.
• Applied Physics: B.S.
• Biochemistry: B.S.
• Biology: B.A., B.S.
• Chemistry: B.A., B.S.
• Computer Engineering: B.S.
• Computer Science: B.A., B.S.; B.A./M.S.; B.S./M.S.
• Computer Science and Mathematics (dual): B.S.
• Criminology: B.A.
• Environmental Resources: B.S.
• Forensic Science: B.S.
• Geology: B.A., B.S.
• Physician Assistant Studies: B.S./M.S.
• Physics: B.A., B.S.
• Pre-health Studies: B.A.
• Pre-medical Studies: B.S.
• Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences: B.A.
• Sustainability Studies: B.A., B.S.
• Urban Ecology: B.A., B.S.; B.A./M.A.; B.S./M.S.