Stony Brook's Undergraduate Colleges are small but vital communities, which allow students to explore broad academic themes beyond their majors through a series of seminars, academic and social events. Each incoming freshman is assigned to one of six Undergraduate Colleges: Arts, Culture, and Humanities; Global Studies; Human Development; Information and Technology Studies; Leadership and Service; Science and Society. The College is led by a Faculty Director and one or more College Advisors. The Undergraduate Colleges provide the experience of a small college within a large research university.

Each College is home to a diverse group of students from all majors and backgrounds. The Undergraduate Colleges provide:

  • A strong support and an individually assigned academic advising network to help students set academic goals, select classes and succeed both inside and outside the classroom.

  • An exciting curriculum that includes two one-credit seminars, a first year reading assignment with an opportunity to meet the author, and a research project.
  • Opportunities for close interactions with faculty and staff.
  • Leadership opportunities and participation in intramural and club sport teams, the Battle of the Undergraduate Colleges, and campus events like Homecoming.

For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Colleges webpage: https://ucolleges.stonybrook.edu/