Undergraduate Bulletin

WorkingCopy 2022

About the Bulletin

The information in this publication, which pertains to the Fall 2022 academic semester, is accurate as of August 2022. Circumstances may require that a given course be withdrawn or that alternate offerings be made. Names of instructors for courses and days and times of class sessions are given in the class schedule, available to students at registration, and on the Web at http://www.stonybrook.edu/solarsystem. All applicants are reminded that Stony Brook University is subject to the policies promulgated by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. Fees and charges are set forth in accordance with such policies and may well change in response to alterations in policy or actions of the legislature during the period covered by this publication.

The official Undergraduate Bulletin is published online and is updated and archived at the beginning of the registration cycle associated with each fall semester. Typically, the fall edition is published in March and the spring edition is published in October. The March edition of the online bulletin shall encompass academic activities related to Summer Session and Fall semester enrollment. The October edition of the online bulletin shall encompass academic activities related to Winter Session and Spring Semester enrollment. See also, policies on leave of absence and when majors change.

Any information in a printed copy of the Undergraduate Bulletin may be superseded by the appropriate online version. Deadlines to propose changes to the Bulletin are set according to the publication dates. In the event that a conflict exists between information in the online Bulletin and other university sources (e.g., other university websites), the information in the online Bulletin supersedes the information from other sources for courses and academic policies.

The University reserves the right to amend the Undergraduate Bulletin at any time and without notice to reflect modifications in policy, law, or regulation. Potential alterations might include, by way of example only, degree requirements, course offerings, fees, and calendar listings.

Federal and State regulations as well as external accreditation regulations supersede information in the Bulletin.

This publication can be made available in alternative format upon request.

The Undergraduate Bulletin is produced by the Office of the Provost and Lynn Zawie, Assistant Director, Web Content, Office of Communications & Marketing.

Campus Safety

The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Edu­ca­tion. Contact University Police at (631) 632-6350. Visit the United States Department of Education Web site for campus data statistics http://ope.ed.gov/security/index.aspx and search for Stony Brook.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action


This document is available in alternative format upon request. Contact (631) 632-6355. 

Consistent with federal and state guidelines, Stony Brook University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, genetic predisposition, criminal convictions, domestic violence victim status, and veteran or military status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws in its educational programs or employment. If you are a student or an employee of Stony Brook University and you consider yourself to be a target of discrimination or harassment, you may file a complaint in writing with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. If you choose to file a complaint within the University, you do not lose your right to file with an outside enforcement agency such as the State Division of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the Office of Civil Rights.

Any questions concerning this policy or allegations of noncompliance should be directed to:

Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
Administration Building, Room 201
(631) 632-6280

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became effective January 26, 1992, requires that individuals with disabilities be afforded equal opportu­nity in the areas of public services and programs, employment, transportation, and communications. Prior to this federal legislation, the University had been subject to similar provisions under Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In compliance with the ADA's broader definition of disabilities, the University makes concerted efforts to provide reasonable accommodation and access to services and programs.

For more information contact: Assistant ADA Coordinator
Student Accessibility Support Center (SASC)
128 Educational Communications Center
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2662
(631) 632-6748/9, V/TDD

Student Responsibility

Students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the University's regulations, procedures, requirements, and deadlines as described in official publications, including, by way of example only, this Undergraduate Bulletin, the University Student Con­duct Code, the Student Handbook, and class schedules.

Student Consumer Information

The following information is available through the University's Web site at http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/consumers.shtml: Stony Brook's academic programs, including the University faculty, instructional, laboratory, and physical facilities; student financial assistance; the University Student Conduct Code and the State University of New York's Rules for the Maintenance of Public Order; campus safety policy and crime statistics; the University alcohol and drug policy; Stony Brook's intercollegiate athletic program participation and financial support; and student retention, graduation, and placement rates.

Additional Information

For general information about undergraduate programs, or to obtain an application, please write or phone:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York 11794-1901
(631) 632-6868
Fax (631) 632-9898
TDD (631) 632-6859

The general University telephone number is (631) 689-6000.

Stony Brook University thanks the following for use of their photography: John Griffin/Stony Brook University Communications, Jeanne Neville/Media Services, David Roberts, Juliana Thomas.

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