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Academics

Explore your interests

With over 200 majors, minors and concentrations across a range of disciplines, you can specialize in practically anything, from accounting to world literature and everything in between.

Want to know more about studying at Stony Brook? Browse the list below or filter by area of interest, degree type or school to learn more about the academic options available to you at SBU.

Explore your interests

Our world-class faculty are transforming the world

with groundbreaking discoveries and powerful perspectives.

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Esther Takeuchi

Won the European Inventor Award in 2018. Received the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2009 from President Barack Obama. Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2011.

Pioneering the future of clean energy

Esther Takeuchi, Distinguished Professor in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, is leading a multimillion-dollar effort to create sustainable batteries — powering everything from implantable medical devices to electric vehicles.

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98%
of tenured faculty hold highest degrees in their fields
2,330+
inventions
700+
U.S. patents
7
Nobel Prize award winners

Stony Brook is for Scholars

You’ll find what you’re looking for at Stony Brook University. We recognize that a single program cannot meet the expectations of all of our most gifted students. Hence, we offer a variety of experiences and programs that will challenge, inspire, and sustain our most academically talented students.

Honors Programs at Stony Brook University

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Go Abroad, Get Ahead

As a Stony Brook student, you will have the option to enrich your education and actively learn about other cultures by pursuing your academic interests in an overseas location, while still earning credits toward your bachelor’s degree at Stony Brook.

Participate in an international exchange program at an overseas university, or in a study abroad program under the supervision of a Stony Brook faculty member. Our International Academic Programs and Services Office offers exciting opportunities for learning abroad during the academic year, and during summer and winter sessions.

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