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2012-2013 Center for University Advisement Center for University Advisement YOUR BRIDGE TO SUCCESS 0 | CUA Advising Handbook Dear New Student: Anne Mongillo Dean of the Center for University Advisement Congratulations once again and I wish you the best in your future academic endeavors. Sincerely, ADVISING @ HOFSTRA C ENTER FOR U NIVERSITY A DVISEMENT (CUA)…………………………………………. 4 D UAL A DVISING S YSTEM ……………………………………………………………………… 5

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  • Center for University AdvisementYOUR BRIDGE TO SUCCESS

    Center for University Advisement Advising Handbook 2012-2013

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    Dear New Student:

    Welcome to Hofstra! The Center for University Advisement (CUA) is here to help you make a smooth transition as you begin your college career. You will be assigned an Advisement dean who will serve as your general academic advisor throughout your academic career. Your Advisement dean is here to assist you with questions concerning Distribution courses, University requirements, policies and procedures, program planning, and other general academic concerns regarding your transition to Hofstra.

    More broadly, your dean is always a good first stop when you have any questions about the resources available to you on campus. In addition, the CUA is where you will find specific services to support your academic progress, such as the University Tutorial Program (UTP) and specialized pre-health and pre-law advising. Your Advisement dean will be available throughout your time at Hofstra to help you make the most of your educational experience. I encourage you to meet regularly with your dean to monitor your academic progress. In addition, once you declare your major you will be assigned a faculty/major advisor in your academic department who will assist you with any questions or concerns regarding major-specific requirements. I encourage you to make the most of the advising resources available to you through both your Advisement dean and your faculty/major advisor.

    This advising handbook was designed to help you chart your college experience at Hofstra. It includes a variety of academic tips sheets and student resources that will assist you during your time here. Make sure to read through all of the enclosed materials to ensure you do not miss an important step in your educational career Hofstra.

    Congratulations once again and I wish you the best in your future academic endeavors.

    Sincerely,

    Anne Mongillo

    Dean of the Center for University Advisement

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS ADVISING @ HOFSTRA CENTER FOR UNIVERSITY ADVISEMENT (CUA). 4 DUAL ADVISING SYSTEM 5 MECHANICS OF THE DEGREE COMPONENTS OF A BACHELORS DEGREE.. 5 GENERAL DEGREE OVERVIEW. 6 FAQS: THE DISTRIBUTION 7 THE B.A. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 8 SPECIAL LANGUAGE OPTION 10 ACADEMICS MAJORS AND ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS. 11 BULLETIN.HOFSTRA.EDU 14 ZARB SCHOOL OF BUSINESS. 15 SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION 18 SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. 21 SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE. 24 HOFSTRA COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES 25 SCHOOL FOR UNIVERSITY STUDIES. 27 PLANNING TRANSFER CREDIT (AP, CLEP, IB) 29 ACADEMIC PLANNING 36 FOUR-YEAR ACADEMIC PLAN.. 37 REGISTRATION 101. 38 PLANNING GRIDS. 41 CHARTING YOUR WAY FIRST-YEAR STUDENT CHECKLIST 43 SOPHOMORE CHECKLIST 45 JUNIOR CHECKLIST.. 46 SENIOR CHECKLIST.. 47 TRANSFER STUDENT CHECKLIST.. 48 RESOURCES @ HOFSTRA THE UNIVERSITY TUTORIAL PROGRAM. 51 THE MATHEMATICS TUTORING CENTER.. 54 THE WRITING CENTER 55 SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.. 56 CAMPUS RESOURCES. 57 DEPARTMENTAL COURSE PREFIXES 58 GENERAL CURRICULUM ABBREVIATIONS. 59

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    HOW TO 60 COMPLIMENTING YOUR EDUCATION STUDY ABROAD, INTERNSHIPS & OFF-CAMPUS EDUCATION 65 HOFSTRA SPEAK.. 67 APPENDIX CHANGE OF STUDY.. 73 APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION. 74 REGISTRATION ADD/DROP . 75 COURSE REGISTRATION OVERRIDE. 76 REPEAT REQUEST FORM 77 PASS/D+/D/FAIL 78 SPECIAL LANGUAGE OPTION 79 CAMPUS MAP.. BACK COVER

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    Center for University Advisement (CUA)

    LOCATIONS 101 Memorial Hall (516-463-6770), South Campus 107 Student Center (516-463-7222), North Campus HOURS Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday open until 7 p.m. (during the academic terms) QUICK QUESTIONS Monday through Friday 8-9 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. EMAIL [email protected] WEB SITE Hofstra.edu/advisement FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/HofstraCUA CUA MISSION The Center for University Advisement supports and guides Hofstra undergraduate students as they explore, identify and achieve academic goals while fostering their autonomy, responsibility and love of learning. Through an individualized approach, the Center for University Advisement teaches students how to utilize campus resources in order to promote their academic endeavors and personal growth. We also serve as an advocate and liaison with other offices to create a collaborative and supportive environment for all students.

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    Dual Advising System At Hofstra, we have a dual advising system. Each student has both an Advisement dean in the Center for University Advisement (CUA) and a faculty/major advisor in the major department.

    Faculty/major advisors will assist with major-specific questions, such as: What are the introductory or foundations courses? Is there a sequence to the major courses? What are the prerequisites? What courses will prepare me for upper-level coursework? What unique opportunities are available in my major (study abroad, thesis, etc.)? What major elective courses will best prepare me for my future career? Can I receive credit for an internship? Are they required? Are there opportunities to get involved within the department? Are there clubs, pre-professional organizations, or honor societies connected to my major?

    Advisement deans assist with transitional issues and support services from admission to graduation, such as:

    How does my Advanced Placement or transfer credit apply to my degree? How would I declare/change my major? Add a minor? How do I read my Degree Audit Report (DAR)? How can I fulfill the foreign language requirement? I received a poor grade can I repeat the course to try for a better grade? What is the Hofstra policy on taking classes at another college or university? With whom should I speak to get more involved in campus life? What courses and campus events will help me explore my academic interests?

    Components of a Bachelors Degree 1) University/Degree Requirements

    a. Writing Studies & Composition (WSC) 001 & 002, and passing of the Proficiency Exam b. Distribution - 33 credits for all B.A., B.B.A., B.F.A. degrees; sometimes less for B.S. and B.E.

    degrees c. Foreign language for B.A. (all), B.F.A., B.S. (some), and B.B.A. (International Business only)

    degrees 2) Major Requirements

    a. Varies between 27-45 credits depending on the major/degree b. Additional work outside of the major may be required in order to satisfy major

    requirements 3) Electives - Most degrees have some room for free electives. Be creative and make the best use

    of supplemental course offerings.

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    General Degree Overview

    Your degree may include: University requirements

    Writing Studies & Composition (WSC 001 and 002) Note: Successful completion of SUS Written Expression I and SUS Written Expression II equal WSC 001.

    Writing Proficiency Exam Foreign language courses or Special Language Option (varies by major/degree)

    Distribution courses Major courses Electives

    Aside from completing courses at Hofstra, you may also be able to fulfill requirements through: Transfer course credit from a previous institution Advanced Placement, CLEP, and IB exam credits

    General University Requirements (6 credits) Writing Skills WSC 1 _____ WSC 2 _____ Writing Proficiency _____

    Foreign Language Requirements (varies by major/degree) Foreign Language / Special Language Option 1 __________ 2 __________ 3 __________ 4 __________

    Distribution Requirements (33 credits - B.A., B.B.A., B.F.A.) (B.S. and B.E. requirements vary) Humanities (9 credits)

    Natural Science / Math / Computer Science (9 credits)

    Social Sciences (9 credits)

    Cross Cultural (3 credits)

    Literature (LT)

    Natural Science (NS)

    Behavioral (BH)

    Cross Cultural (CC)

    _____________________

    _____________________

    _____________________

    _____________________

    Literature (LT) or Appreciation & Analysis (AA) _____________________

    Mathematics/Computer Science (MC) _____________________

    History/Philosophy/Religion (HP) _____________________

    Interdisciplinary Studies (3 credits)

    Appreciation & Analysis (AA) or Creative Participation (CP) _____________________

    Natural Science (NS) or Mathematics/Computer Science (MC) _____________________

    Behavioral (BH) or History/Philosophy/Religion (HP) _____________________

    Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) _____________________

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    FAQs: The Distribution Requirements

    Does my transfer credit count in the Distribution? Yes. Courses will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate Distribution category. Hofstras transfer credit policy is quite liberal with regard to Distribution credit.

    If I receive a D or D+ in a Distribution course will it still fulfill a requirement? Yes. The course will count in the Distribution. A grade of C- or better maybe necessary as a prerequisite if you need to advance to the next level of another course. However, if the course is also being used to fill a major requirement then it needs to be a C- or better.

    Can I choose the

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