Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin

Accelerated Programs


Hofstra University offers several accelerated bachelor’s/master’s degrees that are designed to provide highly motivated, qualified students with the opportunity to complete requirements for both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in a shortened time frame. Interested students are encouraged to contact their adviser to learn more.

In addition to saving time, students can realize a monetary saving equivalent to a year of full-time graduate study. Accelerated programs provide an opportunity for students to pursue a rigorous undergraduate curriculum that advances them toward the pursuit of a graduate degree.


Program Standards

  • Students must apply and be admitted to the accelerated degree program. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 credits of college course work with a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher in all college course work. The application must include approval by both the department offering the bachelor’s degree and the graduate studies director of the program offering the master’s degree.
  • Students can double count a maximum of 12 credits of graduate courses toward the undergraduate and graduate portion of the accelerated program.
  • Although the university allows undergraduate students enrolled in an accelerated program to use a maximum of 12 graduate credits toward the undergraduate portion of the accelerated degree, the maximum allowance may be less than 12, depending on the specific program. 
  • The degrees will be awarded upon completion of the respective requirements for each program. The master’s degree may not be awarded before completion of the undergraduate degree.
  • Undergraduate course credits may not be used to satisfy graduate degree requirements.
  • Department requirements supersede these minimum university standards. Please consult the appropriate department. 

Admission Requirements

Interested students should check the criteria for admission into individual programs. In order to be eligible for admission to the graduate portion of the accelerated program, students must fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application to the program.
  • Completion of 60 semester hours of coursework toward their undergraduate degree, with a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate coursework completed in residence at Hofstra.
  • Undergraduate students must apply and be accepted into a graduate program before being allowed to take graduate courses as part of their undergraduate program.

Accelerated Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degree Graduate Degree Graduate Program Contact
 Accounting - 120, BBA Major in  Accounting, MS

Dr. Kaushik Sengupta

516-463-5683

Accounting - 120, BBA Major in   Taxation, MS

Dr. Kaushik Sengupta

516-463-5683

 Art, BA Major in Fine Arts Education, MSEd

Dr. Susan Zwirn

516-463-4976

 Biology, BA Major in  Science Education, MSEd

Dr. Amy Catalano

516-463-5956

 Chemistry, BA Major in  Science Education, MSEd

Dr. Amy Catalano

516-463-5956

 Chinese, BA Major in  Foreign Language Education, MSEd

Dr. William Anderson 

516-463-5633

Computer Engineering, BS Major in  Computer Science, MS

Dr. Gerda Kamberova

516-463-5775

Computer Science and Cybersecurity, BS Major in   Computer Science, MS

Dr. Gerda Kamberova

516-463-5775

Computer Science and Mathematics, BS Major in  Computer Science, MS

Dr. Gerda Kamberova

516-463-5775

Community Health, BS Major in  Health Administration, MHA

Dr. Edward Coffield

516-463-7019

Community Health, BS Major in  

Public Health, MPH

Dr. Martine Hackett

516-463-6517

Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)/ Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), BS Major in    Bilingual Education, MA

Dr. Myrna Fischbach

516-463-4799


Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)/ Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), BS Major in   
 
Elementary Special Education, MSEd

Dr. Myrna Fischbach

516-463-4799

Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)/ Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), BS Major in      Literacy Studies (Birth-Grade 6), MSEd

Dr. Myrna Fischbach

516-463-4799

Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)/ Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), BS Major in      Special Education, MSEd in Early Childhood

Dr. Myrna Fischbach

516-463-4799

Economics, BA Major in   Business Administration, MBA

Dr. Kaushik Sengupta

516-463-5683

Economics (Business), BS Major in  Business Administration, MBA

Dr. Kaushik Sengupta

516-463-5683

English, BA Major in  English Education, MSEd

Dr. Victor Jaccarino

516-463-6135

Exercise Physiology, BS Major in  Health Administration, MHA

Dr. Edward Coffield

516-463-7019

Exercise Physiology, BS Major in  Public Health, MPH

Dr. Martine Hackett

516-463-6517

Exercise Physiology, BS Major in 

Sports Science, MS

(Concentration in Exercise Physiology or Strength and Conditioning)

Dr. Jamie Ghigiarelli

516-463-5122

French and Francophone Studies, BA Major in   Foreign Language Education, MSEd

Dr. William Anderson 

516-463-5633

Geology, BA Major in   Science Education, MSEd

Dr. Amy Catalano

516-463-5956

German, BA Major in  Foreign Language Education, MSEd

Dr. William Anderson 

516-463-5633

Health Science, BS Major in Health Administration, MHA

Dr. Edward Coffield

516-463-7019

Health Science, BS Major in  Public Health, MPH

Dr. Martine Hackett

516-463-6517

History, BA Major in Social Studies Education, MSEd

Dr. Alan Singer

516-463-5853

Italian, BA Major in  Foreign Language Education, MSEd

Dr. William Anderson 

516-463-5633

Labor Studies, BA Major in   Business Administration, MBA

Dr. Kaushik Sengupta

516-463-5683

Management, BBA Major in  Business Education, MSEd

Dr. Kaushik Sengupta

516-463-5683

Marketing, BBA Major in   Marketing, MS

Dr. Kaushik Sengupta

516-463-5683

Mass Media Studies, BA Major in Journalism, MA

Jingsi Christina Wu

516-463-5226

Mass Media Studies, BA Major in  Public Relations, MA

Jingsi Christina Wu

516-463-5226

Mathematical Business Economics, BS Major in   Finance, MS

Dr. Kaushik Sengupta

516-463-5683

Mathematical Business Economics, BS Major in   Business Administration, MBA

Dr. Kaushik Sengupta

516-463-5683

Mathematics, BA Major in   Finance, MS

Dr. Kaushik Sengupta

516-463-5683

Physics, BA Major in   Science Education, MSEd

Dr. Amy Catalano

516-463-5956

Psychology, BA Major in  Mental Health Counseling, MA

Dr. Craig Johnson

516-463-5636

Social Studies Education, BA Major in  Social Studies Education, MA

Dr. Alan Singer

516-463-5853

Spanish, BA Major in  Foreign Language Education, MSEd

Dr. William Anderson 

516-463-5633