Updated Information - Overview

About the Bulletin

The information in this publication, which pertains to the Spring 2010 academic semester, is accurate as of November 2, 2009. Circumstances may require that a given course be withdrawn or that alternate offerings be made. Names of instructors for ­courses and days and times of class sessions are given in the class schedule, available to students at registration, and on the Web at http://www.stonybrook.edu/solarsystem. All applicants are reminded that Stony Brook University is subject to the policies promulgated by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. Fees and charges are set forth in accordance with such policies and may well change in response to alterations in policy or actions of the legislature during the two-year period covered by this publication.

The official Undergraduate Bulletin is published online and is updated and archived at the beginning of the registration cycle associated with each fall and spring semester. Typically, the fall edition is published in April and the spring edition is published in November. Any information in a printed copy of the Undergraduate Bulletin may be superseded by the appropriate online version.  Deadlines to propose changes to the Bulletin are set according to the publication dates. Questions regarding the Bulletin should be directed to ugbulletin@notes.cc.sunysb.edu .

Career Center

Access to Employers

Career Center provides students access to employers in a variety of industries through our online recruitment database, ZebraNet. We post thousands of job & internship listings each year. In addition to online postings, Career Center offers 5 Job & Internship Fairs per year where students can meet company representatives, gather information and submit resumes. The On Campus Recruitment program brings employers to Stony Brook to conduct interviews for full time, part time, and internship positions. Employer Prime Time is a venue for company representatives to visit the Career Center and have open talks with students about careers and job options on a drop in basis. Company Presentations are held throughout the semesters by organizations who want to offer a more formalized learning opportunity for students. Industry panels are organized throughout the year, bringing alumni and other professionals to campus to share their experiences and provide advice to job seekers. ZebraCAN is our alumni career advising network; students can access ZebraCAN through their ZebraNET accounts. Lastly, the Career Center often promotes career events held off campus that our students take full advantage of (eg. NYWICI Communications Career Conference, Long Island Works Internship Fair, Boston Career Forum for Japanese Speakers, NY Sports teams Hiring Open Houses, Engineering Fair at Columbia).

Career Center Undergraduate Internship Program

Students learn to apply classroom learning to real-world experience through an EXT internship. On campus and off campus opportunities available. See Career Center page for more information.

Job Locator Service

The Career Center's Job Locator Service provides job listings for paid, part time work off campus through ZebraNET, its online jobs database. Some off campus employers require students to have transportation; others are on the bus or train routes.

Student Employment Opportunities

The University provides a number of student employment opportunities not based on financial need. Wages vary and are paid by the employing department of the University. To find out about such opportunities, students should attend the Part-Time Job Expo organized during the first week of classes in the fall semester. On campus job opportunities are posted in a variety of places: the SOLAR system, FSA, and through the Career Center's ZebraNET online jobs database.

Professional Associations

Often organizations of professionals in specific career fields will provide scholarships, fellowships, or internships for college students. To learn more about professional associations, visit the Career Center.


ZebraNet is the Career Center's comprehensive online database for ALL types of experiential learning opportunities - part time & full time jobs, paid internships, credit internships, volunteer internships, volunteer service positions, service projects and *new* campus job opportunities as well. Students can use their ZebraNet accounts to post resumes, access hundreds of companies in our employer database, sign up to attend our career events and workshops, meet hundreds of Stony Brook alumni in ZebraCAN - our career advising network, research employers attending our Job & Internship Fairs and On Campus Recruitment program, and obtain sample resumes & cover letters through the document library.

Students MUST register themselves with ZebraNet - there is no charge!

The Main Library

The Main Library, located in the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library building, is the center of Stony Brook's library enterprise. It is the home to the main stacks (housing humanities and social sciences collections), reference services, the Music Library, the Science and Engineering Library, Special Collections, the map collection, government documents, a patent and trademarks depository, two networked classrooms for research instruction, and a video viewing area.

During the academic year, the Main Library is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to midnight. During intersession and other vacation periods, hours are generally 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed weekends. Library hours are subject to change. Call (631) 632-7160 for the updated schedule. Details of nearly every collection, service, database, and catalog, along with hours and events, may be found at http://www.stonybrook.edu/library .

Student Activities

Stony Brook now has 30 fraternities and sororities.