The History and Philosophy Department at SUNY College at Old Westbury prepares students for leadership and lifelong learning in a time of rapid globalization through courses that emphasize multicultural and international perspectives in disciplines such as history, philosophy, anthropology, religion, cultural studies. The degrees offered by the department give students a chance to enrich their understanding of human existence while preparing them for leadership in a wide range of professional fields. Those degrees are:
- Adolescence Education: Social Studies (7-12), M.A.T.
- Adolescence Education: Social Studies (7-12), M.S.
With an emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving, language, communicative skills, and an appreciation of the diversity of modern American society, degrees in the department provide excellent preparation for professional careers and for graduate study in the liberal arts.
Graduates of the program have gone on to successful careers in education, public relations, social services, and government. In an increasingly international world, the multicultural outlook and communications skills fostered by the department’s programs are essential for every career path.