Pre-Application Requirements for the Upper-Division Major in Polysomnographic Technology

The Polysomnographic Technology Program is a 2-year upper division professional program that requires students to have a minimum of 60 credits of required, recommended and elective courses prior to admission into the program. Students who satisfactorily complete the 2-year upper division professional program are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree and a School of Health Technology and Management certificate of professional achievement. 

Minimum required prerequisite courses include: 3 credits English composition; 3 credits of arts; 3 credits of humanities; 3 credits of introductory (100 level) and 3 credits of intermediate or higher (200 – 400 level) social and behavioral sciences; 8 credits of anatomy and physiology or general biology with labs; 8 credits of chemistry with labs, 4 credits of physics with a lab, and 3 credits of statistics.  All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.  The minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) for applicants is 2.5, with a minimum science GPA of 2.0.  Natural science courses (biology, chemistry, and physics) less than 10 years old are preferred. 

The Polysomnographic Technology Program at Stony Brook also requires students to be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) offered by the American Heart Association (valid certification card required) prior to starting clinical rotations. HSQ 270 - Emergency Response, CPR and Personal Safety, is a 3 credit course offered at Stony Brook that will provide this certification and also count toward the minimum of 60 completed credits required of all applicants. 

Stony Brook freshmen have the opportunity to declare Polysomnographic Technology as a lower division major by making an appointment with the Program Director. Freshmen accepted into the lower division major must complete all prerequisites with a grade of C or better by the end of the sophomore year, pass HAT 210 - Introduction to Respiratory Care with a grade of B or better, and achieve both a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and a minimum science GPA of 2.0. Students successfully completing the lower division major are advanced to the upper division professional program.

All students except freshman declared majors must submit an on-line application by the deadline (March 1) to be considered for admission into the upper division professional program.  Students can get information about the application process at:

Note: For additional information, please call 631-444-3180 or visit the Polysomnographic Technology Program website at:

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