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Stony Brook University
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
Marine Conservation and Policy Program

A brief description of the graduate degree program (1st program):

The Graduate Program in Marine Conservation and Policy provides students with an understanding of contemporary marine conservation and policy issues. It also assists in the development of necessary skills to apply this knowledge, in marine conservation positions that require advanced training and a broad skill-set, but are not research-based. Graduates of this program should be able to compete effectively for positions in government, environmental consultation and non-governmental areas such as law, teaching, communications and business.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Marine Sciences

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The Masters of Science program consists of a rigorous interdisciplinary approach to oceanographic processes. This program is ideally suited to prepare students for positions in research, management, environmental protection, and resource development. Graduates will have a firm basis for more advanced study and the tools and training needed for effective careers.

The Doctorate program is designed to prepare students to identify and solve problems in oceanographic science. It builds on a flexible, interdisciplinary program and prepares students to become effective, independent problem solvers. Students will be free to emphasize their own interests in oceanography but are expected to acquire a broad base of interdisciplinary knowledge. Graduates are prepared to compete successfully for postdoctoral and faculty appointments, as well as positions directing research in government or industrial laboratories and managerial positions within not-for-profit agencies.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Atmospheric Sciences

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

Our graduate programs emphasize independent thinking skills in analytical, numerical and laboratory techniques to solve problems in weather, climate, and environmental change. Visit our atmospheric science pages to learn about potential areas of specialization.
The Masters of Science program consists of a rigorous training in atmospheric physics, thermodynamics, dynamics, radioactive transfer and their application in weather forecasting, satellite and conventional atmospheric data analysis, numerical modeling and climate change. The program prepares students to gain strong analytical and computer skills for positions in research, education, management, and environmental protection.
The Ph.D. program provides the same basic skills as the M.S. program, but builds on a flexible, interdisciplinary program that prepares students to become effective, independent problem solvers. Students will be free to emphasize their own interests in atmospheric science, but are expected to acquire a broad base of interdisciplinary knowledge. Graduates are prepared to compete successfully for postdoctoral and faculty appointments, as well as positions directing research in government or industrial laboratories and managerial positions at not-for-profit agencies.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Environmental Management

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

This 18-credit program is designed for professionals who confront the complex problems and issues, related to environmental management. It provides the educational background to make informed decisions on environmental matters. This certificate is especially important for those who consider access to the most current expertise in environmental management essential, to working effectively in their careers or public service activities. It is structured to meet the immediate demands for sustainable solutions and the more long-range goal, of promoting the environmental and economic welfare of the region. The program is offered in collaboration with Stony Brook's world-renowned School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. This advanced graduate certificate articulates with the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and the Master of Professional Studies through the School of Professional Development as well as the master's degree in Marine Environmental Sciences.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Oceanic Science

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The advanced graduate certificate program in Oceanic Science is designed to make the unique resources, of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SOMAS) available to various constituents. Students admitted to this program complete two full-time semesters (18 credits) of intensive, specialized graduate studies in our core curriculum, under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. The program is intended to supplement a student’s primary educational and professional goals, while providing the student with a broad background in oceanography. It also offers students the opportunity for in-depth course work, in highly specialized areas. For further information, contact the SOMAS Graduate Program Director.


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