Choose from more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs, from business management to health science, music to mathematics, and sociology to sustainability.
Participate in our robust undergraduate research program with nearly 2,000 students per year.
Create cutting-edge technology at the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, offering eight ABET-accredited programs.
Enhance your academic life by joining some of our 300+ student clubs and activities. Immerse yourself in hands-on study at the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, featuring classrooms on the water.
Learn advanced multimedia creation at the only public undergraduate School of Journalism in New York state.
Enrich your education with study abroad programs on six continents.
Take advantage of opportunities at our leading U.S. academic medical center, with a hospital on campus.
As a freshman, you will be a member of a small community called an Undergraduate College, which will allow you to explore a broad academic theme beyond your major through a series of one-credit seminars, field trips and social events. Each Undergraduate College is home to a diverse group of students from all majors and backgrounds. Your Undergraduate College will provide you the experience of a small college within a large research university.
During your one-day summer orientation, you will meet with other students from your Undergraduate College, as well as University faculty and staff, including your academic advisor. Just a few days before the start of classes you will participate in Experience Stony Brook, where you will discover the vast resources and opportunities available to you as an SB student. You’ll attend various programs and workshops focused on your academic success, campus involvement, and health and wellness.
Our leading scholars and researchers are also inspiring teachers and they have the awards to prove it. We're committed to putting our best teachers into our undergraduate classes.
Explore and discover new knowledge. Let your curiosity lead you to a fabulous research internship with Stony Brook faculty either on campus, at Stony Brook University Hospital, at our Southampton Marine Station or at nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a federal energy laboratory co-managed by Stony Brook.
Through URECA, Stony Brook undergraduates are introduced to the world of research through introductory research-oriented courses, independent supervised research projects, and support services on writing abstracts, giving presentations, and finding appropriate research mentors. Our URECA program involves students from every discipline and culminates each year in a celebration of achievements.
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a multipurpose laboratory housing large, state-of-the-art facilities that enable groundbreaking research in several scientific disciplines. Stony Brook is a partner in Brookhaven Science Associates LLC, managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, joining an elite group of universities–including Berkeley, University of Chicago, Princeton and Stanford–that have a role in running federal laboratories.
Brookhaven National Laboratory offers outstanding research opportunities for students in physics, material sciences, environmental studies, biology, chemistry, engineering and other areas. BNL offers qualified students:
The Young Investigators Review is a student-run science journal dedicated to promoting undergraduate research in the natural and applied sciences at Stony Brook. The journal, published once each semester, is wide in scope, including primary research articles, reviews, opinion essays, science news, interviews with faculty and students, and more.
The Center of Excellence in Wireless & Information Technology (CEWIT) is a next generation research and educational facility. CEWIT has state-of-the-art laboratories for research into wireless and IT technologies, flexible incubator space for the use of private industry and substantial computing support space.
Our commitment to both research and excellence has led to many ground-breaking discoveries: