Sociology is the study of human behavior using theories and scientific methods that acknowledge the important role of institutions, economics, culture and group dynamics. SUNY Old Westbury's Sociology Department serves all students interested in acquiring sociological knowledge. Most courses are open to both majors and nonmajors. The sociological perspective offers students an understanding of the dynamics, principles and patterns that govern human interaction and social structure. At Old Westbury, students will learn the substantive knowledge, theories and methods of the discipline.
The department also contributes to minors in Social Work, Media & Communications, Pre-Law, Public Policy and Global Studies.