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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’s only 25 miles east of Manhattan. Our 24-acre suburban campus is lush, green, and spacious, with ivy-covered buildings and cutting-edge facilities, just minutes from all the adventure and opportunity New York City 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 hardworking, 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 1,161 faculty members (of whom 498 are full-time) are leading educators and experts dedicated to providing the foundation and tools you need to succeed. And 92% of our 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 24 academic and 27 total accreditations, and is one of only three schools in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of law, medicine, and engineering. We inspire students to explore their interests, discover their strengths, and find their “pride and purpose” through dynamic, career-enhancing opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom.

The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science was ranked 58th among undergraduate engineering programs at schools that do not grant doctoral degrees in engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report (2016 edition). The DeMatteis School enrolls over 700 students majoring in a wide variety of engineering- and computer science–related fields. It 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 100 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 3-D printer, a cell and tissue engineering lab, a big data lab, an ultrasound research lab, a mechatronics lab, and an aerodynamics and transport phenomena lab.  

Discover all that Hofstra’s science and engineering programs have to offer. Visit hofstra.edu/SEAS 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 Engineering Option
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 Option
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 Option
An ABET-accredited program that provides a thorough preparation and professional training in the fundamentals of engineering and related fields with a major thrust in structural analysis and design

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
Jointly offered with the Mathematics Department, providing a rigorous background in computer science and mathematics and allowing 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

Additional undergraduate science degrees

• Applied Physics: BS

• Biochemistry: BS

• Biology: BA, BS

• Chemistry: BA, BS

• Computer Engineering: BS

• Computer Science: BA, BS; BA/MS; BS/MS

• Computer Science and Mathematics (dual): BS

• Criminology: BA

• Environmental Resources: BS

• Forensic Science: BS

• Geology: BA, BS

• Physics: BA, BS

• Pre-health Studies: BA

• Pre-medical Studies: BS

• Sustainability Studies: BA, BS

• Urban Ecology: BA, BS; BA/MA; BS/MS