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School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

marine sciences centerThe Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) is a thriving and energetic place.

Our faculty and graduate students are engaged in cutting edge research both locally and globally, ranging from organic and inorganic compounds in planktonic systems to global climate change, from marine conservation to weather forecasting, and much more.

With a state-of-the-art Marine Sciences Center, our Southampton location offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Visit the main SoMAS site for more information and how to contact us.

The following summer courses are now being offered:

View a photo gallery and read about a sea scallop predation experiment in Shinnecock Bay.


Undergraduate Studies

SoMAS offers four undergraduate degrees for students interested in marine sciences, marine vertebrate biology, atmospheric sciences, and environmental studies.
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Graduate Studies

Over 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, as well as students in our new M.A. in Marine Conservation and Policy, study at SoMAS.
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Semester by the Sea

Designed for undergraduate students and recent graduates who spend a semester immersed in marine studies while in residence at our Southampton campus. 
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Marine Sciences Center

SoMAS is on the forefront of marine research with its new 15,000-square foot, two-story Marine Sciences Center.  This new facility has greatly expand our research capabilities.
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