State University of New York College at Old Westbury requires at least 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at SUNY Old Westbury, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, SUNY Old Westbury has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 43% of students who start college at SUNY Old Westbury finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
SUNY Old Westbury offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: SUNY Old Westbury may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
SUNY Old Westbury has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with SUNY Old Westbury directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, SUNY Old Westbury students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at SUNY Old Westbury.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
SUNY Old Westbury does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at SUNY Old Westbury
SUNY Old Westbury offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ SUNY Old Westbury offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ SUNY Old Westbury has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ SUNY Old Westbury offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ SUNY Old Westbury offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at SUNY Old Westbury.
🟨 SUNY Old Westbury does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the SUNY College at Old Westbury Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
SUNY Old Westbury offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Stony Brook University and State University of New York
•Biological sciences/osteopathic medicine with New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does SUNY Old Westbury have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
SUNY Old Westbury has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at SUNY Old Westbury include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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