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Current Stony Brook Undergraduates

As a SBU student, enrolling is easy!  During your normal enrollment period, simply select the courses you would like to take at Southampton.  To be considered a SBTS student, you must enroll in at least 3 Southampton courses.

For the fully immersive Semester by the Sea experience (living and taking all courses at Southampton), students should participate as a junior or senior after foundation courses and other main campus obligations have been fulfilled.

While SBU students can also take classes at the main campus as a SBTS student, be aware that the commute is ~ 1 hour one way.  Inter-campus shuttle service is provided, but the schedule is limited.  Students should look carefully at their course schedule and travel times before selecting this option. Students are advised to plan their SBTS experience to maximize Southampton courses while in residence at Southampton.

SoMAS MAJORS , start planning your participation in the Semester by the Sea from year 1.
For examples of 4 year plans focusing on the fall program, select the option below that best describes you.  Note that these are suggested plans and that there are many ways to plan for participation in the fall and/or spring programs.

Marine Science Major - participating in Junior or Senior year

Marine Vertebrate Biology Major - participating in Junior year or Senior year

Environmental Studies Major - participating in Junior year at the earliest

If you would like academic advisement, email the SBTS program Director, Kurt Bretsch with specific questions.  Also, watch for announcements for information sessions offered at the main campus each semester.

To sign up for campus housing, complete this form and fill in the required information (only current matriculated students may log in). Use your Stony Brook email to sign in.  SBU Housing will then contact you to complete the process.  Be sure to pay your $200 room deposit via SOLAR.  Contact Al Devries with questions ( ).

Housing assignments will be completed and emailed to you ~ 1month prior to the start of the semester.

Interested in earning a Minor in Marine Science?
Complete the SBTS program (15 credits of MAR courses) and Introduction to Oceanography in the fall or spring (main campus) or in a condensed 2-week class at Southampton in the summer.  MVB and MAR majors are not eligible for this option.
Marine Science Minor requirements can be viewed here (scroll to bottom).