Lancaster University: Study Abroad and Exchange
Academic Features

Lancaster University (10,000 students, including 3,000 graduate students) prides itself on being large enough to offer a full range of academic programs and yet small enough to be personal and congenial. The campus, in a park-like setting on 250 acres, was built in 1964 with attractive buildings in light brick and white trim. The university is just 3 miles from the city center, and buses run every ten minutes during the academic year. International students, who make up 18% of the total student population and come from over 100 countries, contribute significantly to the academic and social life of the Lancaster University.

Courses are offered at all levels in the humanities, social sciences, pure and applied sciences, engineering and business studies. Academic programs of special interest include:

Business Studies: This is an approved School of Management program. Lancaster’s Management School is one of only two UK business schools to be rated as a 6-star (6*) center of world-class research in business and management by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. They offer courses in Accounting and Finance; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Management Science; Marketing, and Organization, Work and Technology.

Focus for Sciences and Pre-Health Majors: Lancaster offers a wide range of science courses suitable for US students. Students in biology, chemistry and physics should find courses of particular interest.

Psychology: Lancaster’s psychology program is a good fit with Binghamton’s psychology program. There are many courses to choose from that will satisfy Binghamton major requirements.

Applied Social Sciences: The Department of Applied Social Sciences has an international reputation for research and has been rated “excellent” in teaching for both social work and applied social science (the study of contemporary social issues and problems). It is one of the top university departments in the United Kingdom for these subjects. Human Development majors at Binghamton will find many courses of interest.

Women's Studies: Lancaster University was the first in the United Kingdom to establish a women's studies program. Today the curriculum has an extraordinary array of courses from which to select.

Creative Writing: Students are encouraged to submit portfolios if they would like to be considered for participation in this program.

Subjects offered include:
American Studies    
Biological Sciences
Engineering: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical    
Business Studies    
Environmental Chemistry
Peace Studies
Geophysical Sciences    
Creative Writing    
Health Sciences
Political Science & International Relations    
Religious Studies
Social Ethics    
Visual Arts
Women's Studies    
Community and Youth Studies

A complete listing of courses with their descriptions is published in the Lancaster University Study Abroad Handbook, available in Binghamton's Office of International Programs. Detailed information can also be found on Lancaster's website.

Credits: A full course load normally yields 12 Binghamton credits in the fall semester, 15 to 20 credits in the spring semester. Approval of credit toward the major (strongly encouraged) rests with the department. For non-Binghamton students, approval of credit toward the student's degree is the responsibility of the home campus.

Last Updated: 8/21/14