SPECIAL ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES
Study Abroad lets you take courses in other countries and use the credits toward degree requirements. You can go to places like Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Chiba, Japan; Leon, Spain; Tuebingen, Germany; and even Madagascar! The Study Abroad Office is located in the Melville Library, Room 5340; call (631) 632-7030 or visit the Study Abroad Web site for more information.
National Student Exchange allows you to take courses in other schools in the United States, so if you're interested in geology, you can study volcanoes in Hawaii. To find out if you are eligible for a National Student Exchange, call Barbara Fletcher at (631) 632-6712 or visit the Web site.
Living/Learning Centers (LLCs) let you take courses in your residence hall and add an educational experience to living on campus. LLCs lead to an academic minor. There are programs in Environmental Studies, Human Sexual and Gender Development, Interdisciplinary Arts, Science and Engineering, International Studies, Health and Wellness, Media Arts, and Service Learning for Community-Based Action Research. To learn more about Stony Brook's Living/Learning Centers, please contact Patty Liggan (631) 632-4378, or visit the Living/Learning Centers Web site.
Independent Research and Directed Reading Courses allow you to work one on one with a professor, investigating something you're interested in that isn't regularly offered. Please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for independent research and reading opportunities in the academic departments on campus.
University Scholars are a select group of students within the Undergraduate College program who receive special privileges and academic opportunities. Among other things, University Scholars receive priority registration privileges, special advising, symposia, trips, and other co-curricular activities. For information, contact Kathleen Gillon, Kathleen.Gillon@stonybrook.edu.
URECA (Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) facilitates the connection between students interested in doing research and researchers who are doing it. Many wonderful opportunities exist for "hands-on" learning. Students interested in such collaborative learning opportunities should contact Karen Kernan at (631) 632-7114, or visit the URECA Web site.
Internships let you find out what life is going to be like "in the real world." There are three departments on campus that provide special assistance to students in identifying and obtaining internships.
(1) Under the University's Internship Program, a student may spend a semester or summer working for academic credit under the supervision of both University faculty and professional staff at a cooperating agency or organization. To learn more about internships, see Alfreda James in the Career Center, Melville Library, W-0550, or visit the Career Center Web site.
(2) The Center for Biotechnology sponsors the Undergraduate Research and Internship Program for undergraduate and graduate students for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Biotechnology interns spend two years engaged in industrial research projects under the supervision of a senior company scientist. Applicants are selected from students beginning their junior or senior year who are majoring in any biology or chemistry department. For applications and additional information, please contact the Center for Biotechnology, 340B in the Psychology A Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, telephone: (631) 632-8521, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Updated information and applications also can be obtained from the Center for Biotechnology Web site.
(3) The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) Internship Program offers special opportunities for students in engineering and applied science disciplines. Students interested in obtaining an internship with an outside organization should contact the Undergraduate Student Office in Room 127 Engineering, call (631) 632-8381 for information on position postings and application procedures, or consult the Web site. Internships obtained through CEAS are paid and may or may not include academic credit.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships allow students to assist faculty members in teaching regular undergraduate courses. Undergraduate TAs (teaching assistants) hold discussion sessions, help with homework, and meet with the course instructor to discuss the course content and teaching methods. Being an undergraduate TA is a great way to gain experience. Plus, the best way to learn is by teaching. Information regarding undergraduate teaching assistantships may be found with the Undergraduate Program Director in any department in which you may be interested.
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards recognize outstanding achievement and can also help finance your education. The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs coordinates applications for state, national, and international programs such as Rhodes and British Marshall scholarships. To prepare for application to these prestigious opportunities, contact Rosemary Effiom, Melville Library, E-3310, or call (631) 632-7080.
CEAS Scholarships: Students pursuing majors in engineering and applied science disciplines may apply for a variety of scholarships available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Applications can be obtained from the CEAS Undergraduate Student Office in Room 127, Engineering, beginning in late December for the following academic year. Call (631) 632-8381) for more information or consult the CEAS Web site.