The Schools and Colleges

The College of Arts and Sciences offers degree programs in fine arts and humanities, in biological and physical sciences, in mathematics, and in social and behavioral sciences. In addition to departmental majors, special interdisciplinary majors using the resources of two or more departments are offered, as well as programs leading to provisional certification in secondary education. The Diversified Education Curriculum ensures that, in addition to concentration in their chosen major, students build a firm base of academic skills while being exposed to diverse cultural traditions. Independent study and research are available and encouraged. Living Learning Centers, where students share living and study space with like-minded peers, offer residence hall environments designed to enhance learning experiences, career development, and informal contact with faculty members through seminars and other activities.

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers a wide range of programs that provide students with opportunities to find work in industry or proceed to graduate study in a variety of fields. Seven programs lead to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Molecular Engineering, Civil Egineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, and Mechanical Engineering. Programs of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, are so identified under the individual program descriptions. The engineering degree programs place a strong emphasis on capstone design experience and research projects in the junior and senior years. Students are also encouraged to work closely with members of the faculty on research projects of interest to them. Four programs lead to the Bachelor of Science degree: Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Technological Systems Management. These programs emphasize applications of analytical and computing techniques to a wide variety of technical and societal problems as well as the design, operation, and management of computer systems and environments. All of the College's programs give the student latitude to plan a course of study within traditional engineering disciplines or in new interdisciplinary fields.

The College of Business offers an undergraduate major and minor in business management and a graduate M.B.A. program. Undergraduate majors receive an education in general management with a specialization in one of four business functions: accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations. The College of Business requires its majors to obtain a second major or minor to complement their business studies and to gain a broader education as a preparation for business leadership.

The M.B.A. degree is offered in several different formats, including a day program for full-time students, a weekend and evening program for part-time students, and a fast track program for undergraduates who want a joint bachelors-M.B.A. degree. These are 60-credit hour programs with the opportunity to specialize in marketing, finance, general management, human resources, information systems, or health care management. Special Executive M.B.A. programs are offered at Stony Brook Manhattan and on companies' premises.

The business graduate program's curriculum and degree requirements and updates to the undergraduate program requirements are described on the College of Business Web site at

The School of Journalism offers an undergraduate major and minor in journalism. Undergraduate students in the journalism major enroll in a wide range of courses that provide students with a com­prehensive background in broadcast, print, and online journalism. Students have the opportunity to pursue reporting assignments and internships both on Long Island and in New York City. Students in the major are required to earn 18 credits in one of four multi-disciplinary concentrations outside of the journalism major. The journalism minor is designed for students who seek an understanding of the mission of the press and of journalistic principles, and have a desire to improve critical thinking and writing skills.

Stony Brook Medicine, the overarching brand for the Stony Brook University medical enterprise, integrates and elevates all Stony Brook's health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes the five Health Sciences Schools: Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, as well as the Hospital, our major centers and institutes, programs, clinics and our community-based healthcare settings. Stony Brook Medicine expresses our shared mission of research, clinical care, and education, a mission embraced by our faculty, staff, researchers, and students.  Undergraduate and graduate professional degrees are offered and many health sciences courses are open to students from the other academic areas.  For information about the Health Sciences programs, please visit or contact the HSC Office of Student Services, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8276, (631) 444-2111.

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) is the center for re­search, graduate, and undergraduate education, and public service in the marine sciences for the State University of New York system. SoMAS is one of the leading coastal oceanography institutions in the world and is also the focus for the study of atmospheric sciences and meteorology at Stony Brook. The School hosts the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres, the Waste Reduction and Management Institute, the Marine Disease Pathology and Research Consortium, and the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science. The School offers undergraduate degree programs in Marine Sciences, Marine Vertebrate Biology, Environmental Studies, and in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, as well as minors in Marine Sciences and Environmental Studies. Research opportunities and graduate-level courses are also available to outstanding undergraduate students.