There are many opportunities for undergraduates at SoMAS. We offer 9 degree programs and 8 minors. Over 600 undergraduates are now enrolled in SoMAS degree programs. Courses are offered both at the Stony Brook and Southampton campuses. At the Southampton campus, SoMAS offers a Semester by the Sea program in the fall and the spring for Stony Brook and visiting students, and a summer Oceanography course that allows high school students and undergraduates to earn 3 college credits in 2 weeks.

In addition, SoMAS offers undergraduates the opportunity to study abroad. A winter session course in Tropical Marine Ecology is offered in Jamaica, and the Semester Abroad program at Stony Brook offers other opportunities for foreign study.

All students are encouraged to get practical experience by taking research or internship credits with SoMAS faculty or other professionals in the area at collaborating institutions.

Opportunities to get paid to do research in the summer are also available through faculty research grants and other competitive fellowship programs.

Many SoMAS undergraduate students participate in the Meteorology, Marine Sciences, or Environmental Studies Clubs.

To complete the undergraduate degree in atmospheric and ocean sciences (ATM), marine sciences (MAR), marine vertebrate biology (MVB) or environmental studies (ENS), a student must satisfy an upper division undergraduate writing requirement.


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For additional information on undergraduate programs, a student should contact:

Nancy Black Undergraduate Advisor (631) 632-9404 Nancy.Black@stonybrook.edu
Dr. Kamazima Lwiza Director of Undergraduate Programs, SoMAS
Faculty Director, Environmental Studies
Faculty Director, Marine Vertebrate Biology
(631) 632-7309 Kamazima.Lwiza@stonybrook.edu
Dr. Brian Colle Faculty Director, Atmospheric Sciences (631) 632-3174 brian.colle@stonybrook.edu
Dr. Kate Aubrecht Faculty Director, Coastal Environmental Sciences (631) 632-5360 katherine.aubrecht@stonybrook.edu
Dr. Darcy Lonsdale Faculty Director, Marine Sciences (631) 632-8712 darcy.lonsdale@stonybrook.edu
Dr. Sharon Pochron Faculty Director, Ecosystems and Human Impact   sharon.pochron@stonybrook.edu
Dr. Donovan Finn Faculty Director, Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning   donovan.finn@stonybrook.edu
Dr. David Taylor Faculty Director, Environmental Humanities   david.j.taylor@stonybrook.edu
Dr. Arlene Cassidy Faculty Director, Sustainability Studies (631) 632-5362 Arlene.Cassidy@stonybrook.edu
Dr. Kurt Bretsch Faculty Director, Semester by the Sea (631) 632-5156 Kurt.Bretsch@stonybrook.edu




The articles below highlight our undergraduate students.

New SENCER Models Engage Students in Fieldwork and Research

From New SENCER Models Engage Students in Fieldwork and Research at the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement on August 8, 2017 The 2017 additions to the SENCER Model Series actively involve students in designing and carrying out projects as they master...

Summer Oceanography Course 2017

For two weeks during the summer session, Dr. Kurt Bretsch teaches our Summer MAR 104 - Oceanography course at the Marine Sciences Center located at the Stony Brook University Southampton Campus.  This undergraduate course provides an examination of the World Ocean and...

Semester by the Sea Students Participate in the Great East End Clean Up

From Stony Brook Southampton Joins Great East End Clean Up on SBU Happening April 25, 2017 Sixteen people from the Stony Brook Southampton Office of Student Life and Semester by the Sea program took part in the annual Great East End Clean Up on Sunday, April 23. The...

SoMAS Undergraduates Participate in URECA Festival

The UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES (URECA) program, founded in 1987, awards research funding and travel grants to undergraduates, and is a central point of contact for students and faculty engaged in research and creative endeavors. URECA helps bring...

Seasons Greetings!

Welcome!Welcome to SoMAS! Many opportunities await you here. 2017 will be an exciting year to enter a career in marine and atmospheric sciences. Read More

SoMAS Students Participate in SEA Semester Journey

Alexandra Bonecutter, a student in the Environmental Studies program with a Marine Science minor, and Ruthann Monsees, a student in the Coastal Environmental Studies program Sustainability Studies program, were part of a SEA Semester voyage that was recently featured...

R/V Seawolf Cruises With University of West Indies Students

For several years now, SUNY has had a partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to further collaborative research and instruction by teams of faculty members from both institutions.  As part of that collaboration Dr. Brad Peterson (SUNY) and Dayne Buddo...

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