New academic programs
Two new academic programs have been implemented in recent months – one embedded in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) and the other spanning CCPA and Harpur.
With drastic shortages of human service and healthcare professionals trained to work with the nation’s burgeoning geriatric populations, the Advanced Certificate in Geriatric and Gerontological Social Work will help prepare Master of Social Work graduates to provide leadership in the field of aging. The program is open to currently enrolled full-time and part-time Binghamton University MSW students who have completed all foundation-year courses and a foundation-year placement, but who have not yet started concentration-year courses. For more information on this certificate program, go online.
The new master’s degree in sustainable communities is unique in that it spans disciplines – public administration in CCPA and geography and environmental studies in Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. This innovative program offers options for MA or MS degrees, and students can pursue a natural science/ecological perspective or a social/policy-based track. All students receive both theoretical and practical training focused on improving quality of life by integrating economic, social and ecological issues and strateties. For more information on this program, go online.