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Dean's Message


The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and broadest of
Stony Brook’s colleges, covering everything from studio art to nuclear physics. This is our mission:

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to improving the quality of life of our students through the arts and sciences. Positioned within one of the top research universities in the nation, the College is committed to excellence in our individual disciplines, and to interdisciplinary learning and collaboration. The College has a track record of innovative programming and unique opportunities to explore the infinite possibilities the convergence of arts and science can offer.

We believe that the study of the arts and sciences creates informed, inquisitive and inventive citizens who are prepared to contribute to the rapidly changing global environment in which we live.

There are 25 departments in the college and four academic programs. We offer 37 majors and 43 minors at the undergraduate level, and we have 56 graduate programs leading to either the masters or doctors degrees.  

The College of Arts and Sciences allows students at all levels to study with faculty members who are world-wide leaders in research, scholarship, and creative expression. There are unlimited opportunities for study outside as well as inside the classroom.

For more information on activities of the College, please see our our strategic plans:
Centers and Institutes, departments, and the CAS Strategic Plan PDF portfolio.

Sacha Kopp, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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