ACADEMICS

THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE

The mission of Stony Brook University — to advance our community and the world through knowledge and discovery — is lived through the activities of our schools, colleges and programs. We deliver an accessible world-class education, an incomparably dynamic student experience, and transformative research and medical care.

 

BROWSE MAJORS, MINORS & PROGRAMS

  

 

Top 1%

universities
in the world

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- QS World University Rankings

 

  

Top 35

best value public colleges

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- Kiplinger and Money Magazine

 

 

17:1

student-faculty ratio

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- Stony Brook University

  

 

TOP 50

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- U.S. News & World Report

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SPOTLIGHT ON PROGRAMS

 

Biomedical EngineeringBiomedical engineering is at the forefront of medicine’s technologic revolution. Stony Brook’s program fully integrates cutting-edge engineering and physical sciences with innovative biology to advance our understanding of biomedical problems and to drive the development of therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is at the forefront of medicine’s technologic revolution. Stony Brook’s program fully integrates cutting-edge engineering and physical sciences with innovative biology to advance our understanding of biomedical problems and to drive the development of therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices.

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Coastal Environmental StudiesPrepare for one of the most vital environmental careers of the future, coastal zone management. This program combines physical and natural sciences with environmental ethics, policy, and law to understand and mitigate the impact of sea-level rise on water and land resource use and coastal zone development. 

Coastal Environmental Studies

Prepare for one of the most vital environmental careers of the future, coastal zone management. This program combines physical and natural sciences with environmental ethics, policy, and law to understand and mitigate the impact of sea-level rise on water and land resource use and coastal zone development. 

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Computer ScienceWith today’s rapid advances in technology, computer science has become one of the most dynamic research areas and affects everyone’s lives. Our program is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. The department is active in the major research areas in computer science and maintains a nearly 100% job placement rate after graduation.

Computer Science

With today’s rapid advances in technology, computer science has become one of the most dynamic research areas and affects everyone’s lives. Our program is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. The department is active in the major research areas in computer science and maintains a nearly 100% job placement rate after graduation.

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MusicOur Department of Music has a highly respected international reputation and a professional, collaborative and innovative character. Distinguished faculty, balanced student-to-faculty ratio, and the University’s proximity to New York City make Stony Brook’s program unique. The Emerson String Quartet and Calidore String Quartet are ensembles in residence at the University.

Music

Our Department of Music has a highly respected international reputation and a professional, collaborative and innovative character. Distinguished faculty, balanced student-to-faculty ratio, and the University’s proximity to New York City make Stony Brook’s program unique. The Emerson String Quartet and Calidore String Quartet are ensembles in residence at the University.

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Astronomy & Planetary Sciences Discover the nature of the physical Universe, study objects and phenomena that occur beyond Earth’s atmosphere, investigate stars and the planetary systems that orbit them. Get involved in research as our engaged faculty pursue new knowledge about the fascinating field of astronomy and planetary sciences.

Astronomy & Planetary Sciences 

Discover the nature of the physical Universe, study objects and phenomena that occur beyond Earth’s atmosphere, investigate stars and the planetary systems that orbit them. Get involved in research as  our engaged faculty pursue new knowledge about the fascinating field of astronomy and planetary sciences.

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COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS

Start your journey and set your course.


College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual core of the University, spanning the sciences, mathematics, humanities, social sciences and fine arts. Our elite faculty are curious scientists, scholars, artists and thinkers, driven for excellence in their disciplines and poised to mentor the next generation of leaders, thinkers and creators. Explore this college

College of Business

The college prepares students for leadership roles, fosters entrepreneurial growth and conducts the latest research that informs business practice. Our prominent faculty achieve rigorous standards for research productivity and teaching effectiveness. We attract top-quality students and engage them in the highest level of hands-on education. Explore this college

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Stony Brook is inventing the future of engineering and applied sciences education, research, and professional practice. CEAS is committed to advancing an innovative, cross-cutting research agenda at the nexus of engineering with medicine and natural and social sciences, well-positioned to drive regional and national economic development. Explore this college

Graduate School

Stony Brook offers graduate programs across the arts and sciences, engineering, business, journalism, health and medicine. As a member of the Association of American Universities and with our partnerships with Brookhaven National Lab and Cold Spring Harbor Lab, we offer a unique opportunity to become involved in pioneering research. Explore this school

School of Dental Medicine

Integrated within Stony Brook Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine has a distinguished history and a vibrant future. The school continuously pursues excellence in education, patient care, discovery and leadership, and advances oral and general health throughout the local and global community. Explore this school

School of Health Technology and Management

From baccalaureate to doctoral degrees, the school offers a variety of high-caliber programs that promote professional growth in a supportive environment. We focus on the latest technological advances, exceptional teaching and meeting the growing healthcare needs of our community. Explore this school

School of Journalism

Our award-winning faculty educate journalists, public communicators and news consumers to value and transmit information that adheres to the highest standards of clarity, accuracy and reliability. Our school was created specifically to prepare you for a dynamic and evolving multi-media future. Explore this school

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Our location on Long Island allows students and faculty to explore a variety of habitats and to tap into nearby resources like the National Weather Service. SoMAS faculty are internationally known for their leadership in research in the atmospheric sciences, all the major disciplines of oceanography and sustainability studies. Explore this school

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine educates physicians and investigators in the biomedical and clinical sciences so that they are empowered to advance the frontiers of research, education, clinical practice and advocacy. As part of a large research university, we bridge the gap between clinical laboratory sciences and healthcare delivery. Explore this school

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing prepares nurse leaders at all entries of practice to advance the health of the local and global communities through high-quality educational programs, clinical practice, and public service. The advantage of being part of an academic medical center gives our graduates a competitive edge. Explore this school

School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Our school is unique in that it will be integrated with the other health science schools, which will provide many opportunities for inter-professional education.The program offers students an innovative and flexible curriculum taught by a stellar health sciences faculty that leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. More information coming soon.

School of Professional Development

SPD is home to graduate and career development programs that help professionals across fields continue to learn and to increase their earning power. We offer a host of high-quality, professionally relevant programs, including excellent graduate programs in face-to-face and convenient online settings. Explore this school

School of Social Welfare

The School of Social Welfare is committed to building a more equitable society based on the values of human dignity, inclusiveness, diversity, equality, and economic, environmental and social justice. Opportunities exist for collaborative research and training with the health sciences and other disciplines. Explore this school

 

 

OCEAN HERO

From Shinnecock Bay to the UN, Ellen Pikitch is saving the sea.

On a mild winter morning, Ellen Pikitch opens the sliding glass doors of her East Quogue home, strolls across her back lawn and gazes over her proximate study area, Long Island’s Shinnecock Bay. A professor at Stony Brook’s  School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences  (SoMAS) and the executive director of the school’s   Institute for Ocean Conservation Science , Pikitch studies the fisheries ecology of the 9,000-acre bay.  

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