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Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Stony Brook, NY 4-Year Public

SUNY Stony Brook Academics

Stony Brook University, State University of New York requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

SUNY Stony Brook does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, SUNY Stony Brook has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 76% of students who started college at SUNY Stony Brook complete all the credits required within six years.

SUNY Stony Brook offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at SUNY Stony Brook?

SUNY Stony Brook has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for SUNY Stony Brook.

Majors at SUNY Stony Brook

When choosing a major, SUNY Stony Brook students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at SUNY Stony Brook below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. SUNY Stony Brook does not require a senior project for all students.

Does SUNY Stony Brook Offer Learning Disability Services?

SUNY Stony Brook offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does SUNY Stony Brook Offer Online Classes?

SUNY Stony Brook has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does SUNY Stony Brook Give Credit for AP Classes?

SUNY Stony Brook offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does SUNY Stony Brook Have An Honors Program?

SUNY Stony Brook offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does SUNY Stony Brook Require Internships?

SUNY Stony Brook does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

SUNY Stony Brook has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at SUNY Stony Brook include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at SUNY Stony Brook

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

SUNY Stony Brook offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration - Education

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SUNY Stony Brook Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
Environmental Design/Architecture
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
European Studies/Civilization
African-American/Black Studies
Asian-American Studies
Women's Studies
Disability Studies
Health Communication
Technical and Scientific Communication
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Earth Science Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Operations Research
Engineering, Other
Comparative Literature
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Children's and Adolescent Literature
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biochemistry
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Animal Genetics
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
Molecular Pharmacology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Evolutionary Biology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Cognitive Science
Human Computer Interaction
Marine Sciences
Sustainability Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General
Physical Sciences, Other
Psychology, General
Social Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Psychology, Other
Public Policy Analysis, General
Social Work
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Athletic Training/Trainer
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Public Health, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Medical Informatics
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Science
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Education
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
History, General

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