Stony Brook University, State University of New York requires a minimum of 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
SUNY Stony Brook accepts 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.
NOTE: Around 78% of students who start college at SUNY Stony Brook graduate within six years.
SUNY Stony Brook offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: SUNY Stony Brook may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
SUNY Stony Brook has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for SUNY Stony Brook.
Reminder: Check with SUNY Stony Brook directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, SUNY Stony Brook students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at SUNY Stony Brook.
Student Designed Majors
SUNY Stony Brook allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
SUNY Stony Brook does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at SUNY Stony Brook
SUNY Stony Brook offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ SUNY Stony Brook does offer 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.
✅ SUNY Stony Brook has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ 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.
✅ 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. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at SUNY Stony Brook.
❌ SUNY Stony Brook studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library and there are 7 other libraries on campus.
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
•3-2 dual degree program in social work
What is ROTC?
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.
Does SUNY Stony Brook have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. 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
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