New York State Promise Zone

Thanks, in part, to the work of the faculty, staff, and students in Department of Social Work, the College of Community and Public Affairs, and Binghamton University, Broome County was designated as a New York State Promise Zone. The Binghamton area will now receive more than $400,000 per year to develop, implement, and evaluate a system of community schools. Read more about the Broome County Promise Zone and community schools in Binghamton University Magazine


Changes to the Part-Time Program 

Beginning in Fall 2015, the part-time program will be offered as a blended program, allowing students the opportunity to complete half of their classroom experiences online. The program will offer one online course each semester where students will meet in a virtual classroom for discussions, presentations, and group work. Please explore our website or contact Brian Flynn, Director of Admissions and Student Services, at for more information. 


Please contact the Department of Social Work at 607-777-5999 with questions.

Information Sessions for Fall 2015 Applicants

For more information, visit the Prospective Students section of our website.

Productive Aging and Families Across the Globe
Friday, October 31, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
at the University Downtown Center in Room 220

Co-sponsored by the Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE), the Institute for Intergenerational Studies, and the Department of Social Work, this event features Dr. Youjung Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, and Drs. Denise Burnette and Ada Mui, Professors, Columbia University School of School Work.

Dr. Lee, recipient of a July 2013 TAE seed grant, will discuss her work on grandparents raising grandchildren in the United States and intergenerational trauma and resiliency. Dr. Burnette will present on older adults as primary and co-caregivers of grandchildren in India, and Dr. Mui will present on healthy aging and productive engagement in later life in the United States and China.

Lunch will be provided. 

Please contact Amy Edwards at with questions and contact Mallory Schmackpfeffer at to RSVP.

For more information, see the program flyer (.pdf, 467kb).


2015 Social Work Licensure Examination Prep Course 
Thursday, January 8, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday, January 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 2015 
at the University Downtown Center in Room 120
Registration Deadline: December 19, 2014

We are happy to once again offer a Social Work Licensure Examination Prep Course to students, alumni and community practitioners. This course will be offered through the Department and will utilize the Social Work Examination Services Curriculum. This is a two-day intensive program which includes comprehensive reviews of practice, policy and theory, two review books with 1,600 practice questions and four full examinations, practice examinations to sharpen test-taking skills and lecture outlines to reinforce learning.  Nationally, students who have taken this course in the past have had a 92% pass rate on the licensure exam. However, if a participant should not pass the exam, they may retake the course at no additional cost, although there is a charge if a new set of books is requested. The $295 cost of the two-day course includes the content of the course and the two review books. 

If you wish to register for the Licensure Exam Course, please drop off or mail a check to Amy Edwards in the amount of $295. The checks should be made out to "Binghamton Foundation #50353".  Registration is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The mailing address is: 

Department of Social Work
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Attn: Amy Edwards

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Flynn at or Amy Edwards at or at 607-777-5999.



Last Updated: 10/21/14