About the Bulletin:
The information in this publication, which pertains to the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 academic semesters, is accurate as of April 1, 2017. Circumstances may require that a given course be withdrawn or that alternate offerings be made.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 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 following academic year edition is published in April. The Fall/Spring edition of the online bulletin shall encompass academic activities related to Summer Session and Fall semester enrollment, Winter Session, and Spring Semester enrollment. See also, policies on leave of absence and when majors change. Any information in a printed copy of the Undergraduate Bulletin may be superseded by the appropriate online version.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event that a conflict exists between information in the online Bulletin and other university sources (e.g., other university websites), the information in the online Bulletin supersedes the information from other sources for courses and academic policies.
The University reserves the right to amend the Undergraduate Bulletin at any time and without notice to reflect modifications in policy, law, or regulation. Potential alterations might include, by way of example only, degree requirements, course offerings, fees, and calendar listings.
Federal and State regulations as well as external accreditation regulations supersede information in the Bulletin.
This publication can be made available in alternative format upon request.
The Undergraduate Bulletin is produced by the College of Arts and Sciences:
D. Kane Gillespie, D.M.A., Elizabeth Squire, Ed.D.,
Senior Assistant Dean and Bulletin Editor in Chief Bulletin Editor
and Lynn Zawie, Web Production Coordinator in Office of Communications & Marketing.
The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. Contact University Police at (631) 632-6350. Visit the United States Department of Education Web site for campus data statistics http://ope.ed.gov/security/index.aspx and search for Stony Brook.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Stony Brook University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran in its education programs or employment. Also, the State of New York prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Discrimination is unlawful. If you are a student or an employee of Stony Brook University and you consider yourself to be the victim of illegal discrimination, you may file a grievance in writing with the Affirmative Action Office within 45 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act. If you choose to file a complaint within the University, you do not lose your right to file with an outside enforcement agency such as the State Division of Human Rights or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Any questions concerning this policy or allegations of noncompliance should be directed to:
Affirmative Action Officer
294 Administration Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-0251
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became effective January 26, 1992, requires that individuals with disabilities be afforded equal opportunity in the areas of public services and programs, employment, transportation, and communications. Prior to this federal legislation, the University had been subject to similar provisions under Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In compliance with the ADA's broader definition of disabilities, the University makes concerted efforts to provide reasonable accommodation and access to services and programs.
For more information contact: Assistant ADA Coordinator
Disability Support Services
128 Educational Communications Center
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2662
(631) 632-6748/9, V/TDD
Students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the University's regulations, procedures, requirements, and deadlines as described in official publications, including, by way of example only, this Undergraduate Bulletin, the University Student Conduct Code, the Student Handbook, and class schedules.
Student Consumer Information
The following information is available through the University's Web site at http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/consumers.shtml: Stony Brook's academic programs, including the University faculty, instructional, laboratory, and physical facilities; student financial assistance; the University Student Conduct Code and the State University of New York's Rules for the Maintenance of Public Order; campus safety policy and crime statistics; the University alcohol and drug policy; Stony Brook's intercollegiate athletic program participation and financial support; and student retention, graduation, and placement rates.
For general information about undergraduate programs, or to obtain an application, please write or phone:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York 11794-1901
Fax (631) 632-9898
TDD (631) 632-6859
The general University telephone number is (631) 689-6000.
Stony Brook University thanks the following for use of their photography: John Griffin/Stony Brook University Communications, Jeanne Neville/Media Services, David Roberts, Juliana Thomas.
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