Opportunities and Advantages for Stony Brook Students

The vast majority of students will complete the General Education experience more efficiently. They will have more flexibility in choosing courses and potentially will require fewer courses to complete requirements.

Defining courses by learning outcomes rather than disciplines will increase the variety of ways students can complete the requirements and make clear the importance of each course to the student’s education.

In the new General Education program, students can choose a themed option or areas to study in greater depth that will allow them to pursue their special interests. This offers students the same sense of choice and personal identification that they experience through their choice of major.

For many students their undergraduate experience will culminate in coursework beyond the classroom. The General Education  program makes these life-altering opportunities more accessible and visible to students.

Opportunities will exist for students to use appropriately approved courses to satisfy multiple graduation requirements.