Declare A Major
Students are required to declare a major upon earning 45 credits. New transfer students who matriculate as sophomores, juniors, or seniors must declare a major during their first semester.
All students must satisfy the requirements of a declared major in order to earn a
degree from Stony Brook University. Major requirements are detailed in the “Approved
Majors, Minors, and Programs” section of the
Procedure to Declare a Major
The professional programs in the School of Health Technology and Management require a separate application process and procedure.
The undergraduate programs n the School of Health Technology and Management and for the School of Nursing, School of Social Welfare are limited-admission, junior/senior level programs. Continuing and transfer students who wish to enter one of these programs must formally apply for admission after completing the appropriate course and credit requirements.
The School of Health Technology and Management offers four programs that students can declare as a major beginning in freshman year: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Health Science, Polysomnographic Technology and Respiratory Care, Students in these programs are advanced to the upper-division level after successful completion of program prerequisites.
Students interested in any of the undergraduate health professions are strongly encouraged to identify themselves by officially declaring an area of interest. Detailed information about the Health Sciences programs, click here.