The broad range and high quality of the programs at Stony Brook offer undergraduates the opportunity to pursue both traditional and innovative courses of study. In their major areas, students delve deeply into one field, guided by nationally distinguished scholars. Major programs build upon a general education experience (D.E.C. for students matriculating prior to Fall 2014, and Stony Brook Curriculum for freshmen matriculating Fall 2014 and later and transfers matriculating Spring 2015 and later), which stresses writing, quantitative literacy, and the serious examination of intellectual and societal issues. There are frequent opportunities for undergraduates to collaborate with faculty in research projects and creative activities.
The following degrees are offered at Stony Brook: Bachelor of Arts, B.A.; Bachelor of Engineering, B.E.; Bachelor of Science, B.S.; Master of Arts, M.A.; Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, M.A./L.S.; Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.; Master of Business Administration in Technology Management, M.B.A.; Master of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy or Studio Art, M.F.A.; Master of Music, M.M.; Master of Philosophy, M.Phil.; Master of Professional Studies, M.P.S.; Master of Science, M.S.; M.S., Advanced Certificate in Nutrition, Master of Social Welfare, M.S.W.; Doctor of Dental Surgery, D.D.S.; Doctor of Medicine, M.D.; Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy, M.D./Ph.D.; Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.); Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.; Doctor of Musical Arts, D.M.A.; Doctor of Physical Therapy, D.P.T.; Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; M.S.W./J.D.; and Master of Public Health, M.P.H.
As part of the State University of New York, Stony Brook University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Programs of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org are so identified under the individual program descriptions. The Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society.