2020-21 University Bulletin 
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2020-21 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2020-21 University Bulletin

Updated April 2020

About This Bulletin

This Bulletin presents essential information about undergraduate and graduate study at Adelphi University. At the beginning of this Bulletin we describe our educational philosophy and mission and touch on some of the highlights of University and student life. This introduction is followed by a description of our undergraduate and graduate academic programs and courses in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Social Work, the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the College of Education and Health Sciences, the College of Nursing and Public Health, College of Professional and Continuing Studies, and our Honors College. Next follows pre-professional and joint degree programs, an overview of student resources, application procedures, tuition and fees, and rules and regulations. Last, we list the faculty, honorary degree recipients, Board of Trustees, and Officers of Administration.

The Bulletin is a guide to the resources of the University and a summary of the exciting intellectual opportunities that the University provides students and members of the community.

The contents of this Bulletin are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

During the 2020-21 academic year, certain program obligations that require on-campus or in-person activities may have been modified due to New York State and/or public health guidelines implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The most updated University Bulletin is available on this website. However, archived versions from specific dates are available to view and print.


Adelphi University, an independent, comprehensive institution, is chartered by the University of the State of New York, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, 215.662.5606; the New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234, 518.474.3852; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202.887.6930; the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3289, (301) 296-5700; the Council on Social Work Education, 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, 703.683.8080; the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023, 202.466.7496; and AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, 777 South Harbor Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602-5730, 813.769.6500.

Equal Opportunity

Adelphi University is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment and educational programs and activities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, color, creed, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, veteran status, status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. The discrimination coordinator for student concerns pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is Rosemary Garabedian, Coordinator, Student Access Office, Room 310, University Center, 516.877.3806; the discrimination coordinator for employee concerns pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and for Title IX concerns is Jane Fisher, Director of Employment, Employee and Labor Relations, Room 203, Levermore Hall, 516.877.3220.

Safety First

Colleges and universities are required under federal law to publish and make available an annual campus security report, which includes, among other information, statistics on campus crime. The crime statistics for all colleges and universities required to comply with this law are available from the  United States Department of Education.

Adelphi University’s annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Adelphi University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, the emergency response plan, and other matters. This report can be viewed by using the Public Safety website at safety.adelphi.edu/publicsafety or obtained upon request in the Department of Public Safety and Transportation, first floor, Levermore Hall, 516.877.3500.

The United States Department of Education’s Website for campus crime statistics is ope.ed.gov/security.

Useful Phone Numbers

Adelphi University


Academic Services and Retention 516.877.3150
Career Development, Center for 516.877.3130
Information Technology 516.877.3340
Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships, Office of 516.877.3140
Residential Life and Housing 516.877.3650
Student Affairs 516.877.3660
Student Financial Services 516-877.3080
(on-campus callers 2240)
Swirbul Library 516-877.3570
University Operator (for additional numbers) 516-877.3000
University Registrar, Office of the 516.877.3300
(on-campus callers ext. 2210)
Schools and Colleges of the University
College of Arts and Sciences 516.877.4120
Robert B. Willumstad School of Business 516.877.4600
Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology 516.877.4800
Honors College 516.877.3800
College of Education and Health Sciences 516.877.4100
College of Nursing and Public Health 516.877.4510
School of Social Work 516.877.4300
College of Professional and Continuing Studies 516.877.3400
Special Programs
Bridges to Adelphi Program 516.877.3665
General Studies Learning Community 516.877.3440
Joint Degree/Early Assurance Programs 516.877.3140
Learning Resource Program 516.877.4710
Levermore Global Scholars Program 516.877.4190
Off-Campus Centers
Hauppauge Center 631.300.4350
Hudson Valley Center 845.471.3348
Manhattan Center 212.965.8340
University Website adelphi.edu

Address written correspondence to the appropriate office or department at Adelphi University, One South Ave., P.O. Box 701, Garden City, New York 11530-0701.