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Sociology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Monroe, NY, United States
The B.S. in Sociology degree program from SUNY Old Westbury requires students to complete 60 credits in the liberal arts, rather than the 90-credit requirement of the College's B.A. in Sociology offering.
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Overview

In addition to satisfying all College requirements for graduation, students wishing to receive a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from SUNY Old Westbury must complete 10 courses.  Up to three of these (Intro Sociology and two electives) may be satisfied with transfer credit if the courses have been passed with a grade of C or better.  The course requirements fall into four categories:

The Sociology Major has five components.

  • Basic courses provide students who have no training in sociology with a general introduction to the discipline.
  • Foundation courses provide necessary grounding in sociological theory, analysis and methods.
  • Cross-cultural component courses which will enhance sociological analysis in a global perspective.
  • Elective courses chosen by majors allow students to delve more deeply in specific areas. (These courses are open to non-majors as well.)
  • The senior seminar capping course requires all majors to conduct an original primary research project and complete a senior thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Social Inequality
  • Political Sociology
  • Family and Society
  • Medical Sociology
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Social Movements
  • Sociology of Work

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    513

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • SUNY College at Old Westbury accepts The SUNY Online application and The Common Application.
  • Freshman must submit a high school transcript and official results from the ACT or SAT I examinations. It is recommended that you have scores sent directly from the testing agency.
  • Complete and submit Old Westbury’s required Supplementary Essay.
  • Often, the admission process includes a review of letters of recommendation and the submission of mid-year or mid-semester grades. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3535 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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