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Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #176 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
The primary focus of the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program at Stony Brook University is on fundamental research designed to increase understanding of the processes that characterize the coastal ocean and the atmosphere. 
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Overview

Key Features

SoMAS faculty are also committed to applying the results of research to solve problems arising from society's uses and misuses of the environment. SoMAS includes mission-oriented institutes in several major areas: the Institute for Terrestrial and Plane­tary Atmospheres, the Living Marine Resources Institute, the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, the Long Island Groundwater Resource Insti­tute, and the Waste Reduction and Manage­ment Institute. These institutes add a wealth of varied resources to education and research.

The SoMAS offers undergraduate majors in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, environmental studies, marine sciences, and marine vertebrate biology; and minors in environmental studies and marine sciences at Stony Brook University. See the separate entries for environmental studies (ENS),  marine sciences (MAR), and marine vertebrate biology (MVB) in the alphabetical listings of Approved Majors, Minors, and Programs. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Weather and Climate
  • Climate and Climate Change
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Global Atmospheric Change
  • Spatial Data Analysis Using Matlab
  • Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Tropical Meteorology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • If you are a freshman applicant, you must have completed the highest level of secondary education in your country of residence. We look for a strong secondary academic program with courses in math, natural sciences, and English (or, if English is the language of instruction, another language).
  • If you have attended any college or university after graduating from secondary school you must apply as a transfer student. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, having completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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