Stony Brook's internationally recognized Undergraduate College Academies program adds
an academic dimension to the residential experience on campus. Participation in the
UGC Academies, offers students the opportunity to work with faculty, staff and other
students on projects designed to make academic and co-curricular connections. Each
Academy sponsors events on campus and in the residence halls related to the academic
minor and theme of each program.
The UGC Academies encourage students to discover, grow and build relationships that
promote success during the college years and beyond. They also bring together varied
disciplinary specializations, and scholarly topics to create an academic minor and
activities related to that minor.
Why get involved in the UGC Academies?
• Stay Connected to the Undergraduate Colleges.
• Meet people who share your interests.
• Enjoy small clases and extra support from faculty mentors.
• Engage with experts in their fields and explore potential careers.
• Apply theories to real-world issues.
• Link your passions to your academic plan.
What makes the UGC Academies Unique?
• The Academies offer interdisciplinary minors, which means that all core courses
explore a variety of disciplines and perspectives.
• Each Academy also offers a related certificate program. Students can pick their
level of involvement from non-credit certificate program to academic minors.
• The academies are led by a team of faculty and staff, including a faculty director
who provides students with additional mentorship and support.
Already have a minor or still exploring minors?
Get involved in one of the UGC Academy Certificate programs! These non-credit programs
offer seminars and activities that introduce and emphasize interdisciplinary issues
related to the minors. Certificate programs are open to all undergraduate students
and can be taken on their own or in conjunction with one of the Academy minors.
The Five Academies
Undergraduate College of Science and Society
Environmental Studies Minor
Environmental Studies Certificate
Undergraduate College of Global Studies
International Studies Minor
Global Perspectives Certificate
ACADEMY FOR MEDIA ARTS
Undergraduate College of Arts, Culture and Humanities
Media Arts Minor
Media Arts Certificate
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Undergraduate College of Human Development
Health and Wellness Minor
Be Well/Do Well Certificate
Undergraduate College of Leadership and Service
Leadership Development Minor
Justice and Sercie Certificate
LEAD and GOLD Certificate