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Politics, Economics & Law

PESThe Politics, Economics and Law Department provides a rigorous and integrated preparation in the social sciences for students who intend to enter graduate or law school; for students who plan to seek employment in government, business, social services, and political organizations.

Cross-cultural exchanges are a key component of each course of study and students benefit from small-class settings where the department's diverse, respected faculty offer face to face instruction.

While many graduates have directly entered careers with such organizations as banking and brokerage firms, government and public agencies, and human service organizations, others have gone on to pursue graduate studies in such fields as law, public policy, economics, human resources and international relations before embarking on their successful careers.

 


Did You Know?

Maryann De Leo, a 1977 graduate of the Media & Communications program within the American Studies Department, was honored with an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 76th Annual Academy Awards for her work as producer and director of "Chernobyl Heart," a film about the effects of radiation on the children of Belarus, Russia, 16 years after the infamous nuclear reactor accident at Chernobyl.

Distinguished Service Professor of Mathematics, Jong Pil Lee, was awarded a 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring during ceremonies held at The White House.

More than 22% percent of Old Westbury's professors have earned among SUNY's highest honors - the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor, Distinguished Service Professor or Chancellor's Award for Excellence in teaching and service.

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