About the College
A practical way to change the world
If you're interested in helping individuals, communities and organizations for the greater good, the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) is the place for you. Our faculty, staff, students and alumni have a strong personal desire to help others through their professional research and work, as well as volunteerism, civic engagement and public service.
The College offers an undergraduate pre-professional degree in human development, graduate study in public administration, social work and student affairs administration, and a newly established Ph.D. program in Community and Public Affairs to prepare students to enter a community of scholars, educators and advanced practitioners.
Across the board, you'll find flexibility and diversity within the programs, preparing graduates for a variety of career paths including counseling, higher education services, management, public service leadership and social services — opportunities are limited only by one's passion, commitment and determination.
We pride ourselves on our strong community-focus, in our education and through our work. Through internships, field placements and research, both on campus and with governmental and non-profit agencies, schools, colleges, and hospitals, we help meet the current needs of populations in Binghamton, the surrounding area, and around the globe.
And as the faculty continue to actively contribute to the knowledge of their fields, our students gain the most advanced understanding and skill base from classroom discussions, participation in research, and educational and service opportunities.
We'd love for you to learn more about the College of Community and Public Affairs and join us in our quest to better ourselves, our communities and the world.