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
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
and should make an appointment to discuss or declare a major no later than the middle
of the sophomore year.
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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.
109 Harriman Hall
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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
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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
Office of Student Services, HSC Level 2, Room 271
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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
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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,
Stony Brook Southampton Campus:
Christopher Gobler, Natural Sciences, Room 125, (631) 632-5043
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The Sustainability Studies program offers five majors and six 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.
W-0511 Melville Library
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Provides comprehensive academic and support services for Stony Brook’s Honors College
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GENERAL ACADEMIC ADVISING
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
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The office of Pre-Professional Advising serves all undergraduates and alumni of Stony
Brook University who are seeking careers in healthcare and law. Services include one-on-one
advising in curricular and pre-professional planning, phone advising, workshops, programs
and webinars, and application assistance. Pre-Health/ Pre-Law advisors serve as a
resource throughout a student’s undergraduate career, providing information about
course selection, volunteer involvement, law- and health-related internships and exploring
gap year opportunities.
E-3310 Melville Library
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
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Stony Brook's Educational Opportunity Program/Advancement on Individual Merit (EOP/AIM)
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.
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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
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Provides academic and support services for students in the University Scholars program.
The University Scholars team provides educational, social, leadership, and community
service opportunities to students involved in the program throughout their collegiate
N-3071 Melville Library
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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.
Learn More about WISE