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General Education

Globalization, technological revolution, multicultural societies--as we enter the 21st century rapid change has fueled debate about the role of higher education. How do we teach fundamentals from the past and skills for the future? What is the relevance of academic learning to work and family life? How do we integrate into our curriculum an understanding of ongoing discrimination, violence and injustice and the need for social change? How do we produce citizens who are informed, productive and socially responsible?

The General Education Program at SUNY Old Westbury was developed in response to these questions. It is based on an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for their career goals, further studies and participation in an increasingly complex and diverse world. To this end, it is necessary to gain competencies in writing and communication, critical thinking, information management and mathematical scientific reasoning. Our objective is also to produce thoughtful, multifaceted individuals who are capable of analyzing issues from a variety of perspectives and who have an awareness of their own and others' backgrounds and cultures. Students will be exposed to the foundations of modern thought as well as a critique of traditional frameworks and beliefs. Courses will present both the methods and concepts of disciplinary knowledge and an understanding of the links between these disciplines.

General Education Bulletin, 2013-14
(General Education Bulletin PDF)

 

 

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Accounting B.S.

Accounting M.S.

Adolescence Education(7-12)- Biology (BA,BS)

Adolescence Education(7-12)- Chemistry (BA,BS)

Adolescence Education(7-12)- Mathematics (BA,BS)

Adolescence Education(7-12)- Social Studies BA

Adolescence Education(7-12)- Spanish BA

American Studies B.A.

Biochemistry B.S.

Biological Sciences B.A., B.S.

Business Administration B.S.

Chemistry B.A., B.S.

Childhood Education (1-6) B.S.

Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension (1-6) B.S.

Comparative Humanities B.A.

Computer Science B.S.

Criminology B.S.

Health & Society B.S.

Industrial & Labor Relations (B.A., B.S.)

Language & Literature: English, B.A.

Management Information Systems B.S.

Mathematics B.S.

Media & Communications B.A.

Middle Childhood Education (5-9) - Biology B.S.

Middle Childhood Education (5-9) - Chemistry B.S.

Middle Childhood Education (5-9) - Mathematics B.S.

MiddleChildhood Education (5-9) - Spanish B.S.

Philosophy & Religion B.A.

Politics, Economics & Law B.A.

Psychology (B.A., B.S.)

Sociology B.A., B.S.

Spanish Language, Hispanic Literature & Culture B.A.

Special Education & Childhood Education (1-6) B.S.

Special Education with Bilingual Extension (1-6) B.S.

Visual Arts B.A., B.S.

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