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Academic Advising

Stony Brook University offers a full complement of academic advising resources for undergraduates. Support includes advising about general education, major, and minor degree requirements, as well as comprehensive communication aimed at promoting student success. Click on a group below to access more details on the advising resources provided:


College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences includes 36 majors and 39 minors. Each academic department has a designated Undergraduate Program Director who coordinates advising services for students in their major(s) or minor(s). Students can contact Undergraduate Program Directors here and should make an appointment to discuss or declare a major no later than the middle of the sophomore year.

College of Business
The Office of Student Services (OSS) is the main academic advising center for the College of Business. The office advises business majors, minors, and MBA students regarding course and specialization selection.The office also advises prospective MBA students regarding the admission application process.
102 Harriman Hall, (631) 632-7171

College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences are required to meet regularly with their faculty advisors to ensure they are making progress in their majors. Students may find their faculty advisors by visiting their department office or the Undergraduate Student Office.
127 Engineering, (631) 632-8381

Health Sciences Programs
The Health Sciences Schools include a wide array of opportunities for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Each school holds information sessions regarding their programs and individual advisement by appointment. For contact information, please click on the appropriate school:
Health Technology and Management
Social Welfare
Office of Student Services, HSC Level 2, Room 271

School of Journalism
The School of Journalism provides major academic advising to all students interested in the journalism major or minor.To declare the major or minor and review degree requirements, students should call for an advising appointment.
N-4004 Melville Library, (631) 632-7403  

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences provides major academic advising to all SoMAS students.  Faculty members noted below are available to discuss transfer course evaluation, progress toward degree and course selection as well as general questions about careers, research, and internship opportunities.
Stony Brook West Campus:
Prof. Kamazima Lwiza, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Endeavour Hall, Room 169, (631) 632-7309
Stony Brook Southampton Campus:
Christopher Gobler, Natural Sciences, Room 125, (631) 632-5043


Academic and Transfer Advising Services
Provides general advising for transfers, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Helps students develop their academic plans for graduation and works with students in academic difficulty.  Evaluates transfer credits and serves as a central communicator regarding academic deadlines, policies, and events to all undergraduates.
E-2360 Melville Library, (631) 632-7082, option 2.
General & Pre-Law Advising: advising@stonybrook.edu
Pre-Health Advising:


The Goldstein Family Student-Athlete Development Center provides academic, career, and personal development services for student-athletes. Services such as academic advisement, course selection, NCAA life skills workshops, and tutoring are provided in the Center. An academic advisor is assigned to work with each team.
175 Sports Complex, (631) 632-7327

College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
The CEAS Undergraduate Student Office provides academic advising to all CEAS students as well as support for scholarships, internships, tutoring, and student societies. CEAS graduation requirements differ from those of other colleges on campus and students are encouraged to meet with their specialized advisors.
127 Engineering, (631) 632-8381

Provides comprehensive academic and support services for Stony Brook’s EOP/AIM students. Counselors support students during their entire collegiate career and are assigned to each student.
W-3520 Melville Library, (631) 632-7090

Honors College
Provides comprehensive academic and support services for Stony Brook’s Honors College students.
N-3071 Melville Library, (631) 632-4378

Sustainability Studies
The Sustainability Studies program offers five majors and five minors. Each program has a designated Undergraduate program Director who advises on the major and minor. Students can contact the faculty directors by visiting the Sustainability Studies website. The faculty advisors provide ongoing assistance to students in developing their academic planning toward graduation.
W0511 Melville Library, (631) 632-9404

Undergraduate Colleges
Each Undergraduate College has assigned advisors  who help first-year students make good decisions about a wide range of topics relevant to student academic success. Advising services are available through Advising Walk-in Hours, Individual Advising Appointments and through Freshman Seminar 101, which informs first-year students of deadlines and policies, and gives them the tools to self-manage course selection.
N-3071 Melville Library, (631) 632-4378

University Scholars
Provides primary advising support for first year students in the University Scholars Program from summer orientation through the end of the second semester at Stony Brook. Students can also see their Undergraduate College advisor, or, if appropriate, advisors from Athletics or Engineering.
N-3071 Melville Library, (631) 632-4378

Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)
Provides academic and support services for students in the Women in Science and Engineering program. The WISE staff provides support to women involved in the program throughout their collegiate career.
220 Engineering, (631) 632-6947



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