Welcome to the College of Community and Public Affairs! CCPA was created in 2006 to support the increasing demand for programs in human development, community and public service at Binghamton University. Our undergraduate degree in Human Development focuses on meeting the educational needs of students interested in children, youth and families and the cycles of individual growth and development. Our MPA program in Public Administration emphasizes government and nonprofit public service and careers. Our MSW in Social Work prepares students for a career in that very important field, while our master's program in Student Affairs Administration concentrates on careers in higher education. Our courses will challenge you to think about what it means to "walk a mile" in someone else's shoes, to learn to communicate with people from many different backgrounds, to develop professional and organizational skills, and to explore opportunities to put knowledge into practice through service-learning experiences in the community.
Internship, field placement and other student experiences in CCPA are in education, government, non-profit organizations and business. A strong commitment to public service is demonstrated throughout our students' time at Binghamton University. Active volunteerism and civic engagement are the norm, not the exception. The opportunities available to our students are only limited by their own passion, commitment and determination. Our graduates pursue a variety of careers and career paths. They have gone on to be teachers, counselors, attorneys, high ranking officials in government and business leaders. Wherever they go, our students reflect Binghamton University's commitment to excellence and high standards and the dedication to effective public service that is nurtured at CCPA.
When you come to Binghamton University, you will experience its energy and excitement for yourself. You will witness the remarkable sense of community in the College of Community and Public Affairs, as well as the outstanding qualities of our students and faculty, If you wish to visit, please call; we will help to arrange meetings with students who have similar interests. They will be delighted to show you our terrific little community and I will be more than delighted to welcome you to our college.
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!
Dean, College of Community and Public Affairs
Last Updated: 5/24/12