Pride and Purpose
At Hofstra University, you are encouraged to seek, shape, and discover your own educational and career path. Our dedicated faculty will help you pursue your passions in dynamic learning environments: from tailored programs in small class settings to exciting internship and networking opportunities in nearby Manhattan.
Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into an internationally renowned university that continues to achieve recognition as an institution of academic excellence. Hofstra has 25 academic accreditations and 28 total accreditations, and consistently earns recognition on the “Best Colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske Guide to Colleges, PayScale College ROI and Salary Reports, and Forbes magazine. Additionally, Hofstra has consistently been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is the only university to host three consecutive US presidential debates (2008, 2012, and 2016).
Programs meant just for you
All classes at Hofstra are taught by distinguished faculty members who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service. With an average undergraduate class size of 21 and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1, you are encouraged to debate, question, conduct research, discuss, and think critically in an open, collaborative learning environment.
As a Hofstra student, you will have endless opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus. You can conduct research with a distinguished professor in our innovative labs, including a big data lab, a robotics and advanced manufacturing lab, and a cell and tissue engineering lab.
The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science
The DeMatteis School was ranked 55th among undergraduate Engineering programs at schools that do not grant doctoral degrees in Engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report (2017 edition). The DeMatteis School, which enrolls over 700 students, educates and inspires students to become engineers and computer scientists who are creative, entrepreneurial, and prepared to tackle critical global challenges and make a difference in the world.
The DeMatteis School’s Co-op Program has partnered with more than 140 prominent engineering and technology firms to offer eligible students valuable real-world experience. Participating companies hire students after the fall or spring semester of their junior year to work on salary for a six- to eight-month period in a field related to their degree program. After the completion of the co-op experience, students return to Hofstra to complete their degree requirements.
Engineering faculty work with students on advanced research projects within the school’s cutting-edge laboratories, which include a robotics and advanced manufacturing lab that features a 3D printer, cell and tissue engineering lab, big data lab, an ultrasound research lab, design and fabrication lab, civil and environmental engineering lab, production studio, and aerodynamics and transport phenomena lab.
Discover all that Hofstra’s Engineering and Applied Science programs have to offer. Visit engineering.hofstra.edu today.
Undergraduate engineering degrees
BA in Computer Science
A program that provides students with a strong foundation in computer science within a broad liberal arts–based curriculum
BA in Engineering Science—Biomedical
Designed for students interested in careers in medicine but with the strong analytical element provided by engineering
BA in Engineering Science—Production and Manufacturing Option
Designed for students who are interested in careers in business administration, especially in manufacturing and production
BE in Engineering Science—Biomedical
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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
BE in Engineering Science—Civil
An ABET-accredited program that provides a thorough preparation and professional training in the fundamentals of engineering and related fields with a civil engineering focus
BS in Computer Engineering
A program for students interested in the design and prototyping of computing systems, especially those embedded within larger electro-mechanical devices
BS in Computer Science
A program that involves the systematic study of software, with concentrations in Gaming and Graphics, Networking and Cybersecurity, and Web and Mobile Engineering
BS in Computer Science and Mathematics
Offered jointly with the Mathematics Department; provides a rigorous background in computer science and mathematics and allows students to simultaneously complete in-depth study in both disciplines
BS in Electrical Engineering
An ABET-accredited program that covers microprocessors, electronics, and electrical systems and helps students develop proficiency in the field
BS in Industrial Engineering
Focuses on the optimal use of integrated systems of people, methods, materials, machines, and energy to achieve organizational goals
BS in Mechanical Engineering
An ABET-accredited program combining theory, experiment, and design; covers thermal dynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and aerodynamic theory and applications
BA/MS and BS/MS Dual Degree in Computer Science
Allows qualified students to complete a significant portion of a master’s degree while enrolled as undergraduates
• Applied Physics: BS
• Biochemistry: BS
• Biology: BA, BS
• Chemistry: BA, BS
• Criminology: BA
• Environmental Resources: BS
• Forensic Science: BS
• Geology: BA, BS
• Physics: BA, BS
• Pre-health Studies with a concentration in Humanities or Social Services: BA
• Pre-medical Studies: BS
• Sustainability Studies: BA, BS
• Urban Ecology: BA, BS; BA/MA; BS/MS