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Prospective Students

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University is an studentsinlabinterdisciplinary center for education, research, and public service. Our mission is to increase fundamental understanding, through research and education, of the oceans and atmosphere, their interactions, and the life systems they support. We also develop and communicate innovative solutions to the environmental problems of society at local, regional, national, and global scales.

Nearly forty state-supported faculty form the backbone of SoMAS. They have been trained at some of the best research institutions in the world, and represent a diverse body of scholars.

Why Study at Stony Brook?

For undergraduates, Stony Brook provides a world class education at a bargain price on two beautiful campuses, each an easy train ride to New York City. Explore all of our programs at Stony Brook University. Take a virtual tourschedule a visitlearn more about admission and scholarship opportunities at Stony Brook University.

Ranked Number 4 Best College in Marine Biology, according to College Magazine

Ranked Number 2 Best Bachelors Degree in Sustainability, according to Best Value Schools 

Graduate students at SoMAS have access to top flight faculty researchers and facilities both at SoMAS, in other Stony Brook graduate programs in the basic fields of science, math, and medicine, and at nearby national laboratories. Our location is in close proximity to a wide range of coastal and open ocean habitats.  Learn more about faculty at SoMAS who are looking for Graduate Students.


View a selection of videos of clubs and courses at SoMAS from the playlist below, including clips from students in our ATM, EHM, ENS, EDP, MAR, MVB, and SUS programs!