Sociology and Criminology at Old Westbury (home)

Sociology is the study of human behavior using theories and scientific methods that acknowledges the important role of institutions, power, economics, meaning, culture and group dynamics.

We offer degree programs in Sociology (B.A. or B.S.) and in Criminology (B.S.), and contribute to the minors in Social Work, Media & Communications, Pre-Law, Public Policy and Global Studies.

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Please join the Sociology Department in extending a special welcome to our new full-time faculty joining the department in fall 2014:

Asst. Prof. Jill Crocker, Ph.D. - University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Asst. Prof. Amanda Shigihara, Ph.D. - University of Colorado at Boulder
Visiting Asst. Prof. Kiesha Goode, Ph.D. - CUNY Graduate Center

...and best wishes to Prof. Kerwin Kaye, who is starting a new position at Wesleyan University in fall 2014.

Please Note: Profs. Blackstone and Papademas will be on sabbatical leave during fall 2014.