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The Sociology Department offers students an understanding of the dynamics, principles and patterns that govern human interaction and social structure. At Old Westbury, students are exposed both to the substantive knowledge and to the theories and methods of the discipline. Students exposed to sociology in this way are able to work independently to increase and clarify their understanding of human social life.

Graduates of the Sociology Department have open to them an array of career opportunities, including professions in social work, law, journalism, public administration and education. Criminology majors will be well prepared for employment in various occupations within the criminal justice system. Both programs also prepare students for graduate school in a variety of social science and social policy fields.


Did You Know?

35 Old Westbury students gave up their traditional Spring Break rituals in 2006 and instead volunteered their time and effort in New Orleans to aid recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The JP Morgan Chase Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to support the Curriculum Materials Center in the College library.

Women's volleyball coach, Marjahna Vickers, was named the 2005-06 College Female Coach of the Year by the Nassau County Sports Commission after leading the Lady Panthers to 21 wins and the most successful season in the program's history.

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