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 at for more information. 


Information Sessions for Fall 2015 Applicants
For more information, visit the Prospective Students section of our website.


2014 Geriatric Scholar Certificate Program 
September 11, 18 & 25 and October 2 & 9, 2014
at the Masonic Care Community, Utica, NY

This educational conference provides professional training in interdisciplinary geriatrics and gerontology. The conference, which offers continuing education credits, features faculty members from the Binghamton University Departments of Social Work and Bioengineering. For more information, see the conference brochure (.pdf, 463kb). 


2015 Destination South Africa
January 11 - January 24, 2015
Application Deadline: October 15, 2014

Destination South Africa is a winter intersession course and study tour which provides an introduction to South Africa, a country that is undergoing transformative change as it addresses issues of social justice, citizenship, reconciliation, diversity, and leadership. Students will visit three cities: Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town to explore aspects of contemporary life in South Africa within its historical context. Highlights of the program include visits to two university campuses to interact with faculty and students, tours of historic landmarks such as Robben Island and the Constitutional Court, community engagement experiences with local service organizations, and a visit to the Pilansberg game reserve. For more information, see the program brochure (.pdf, 1mb). 


2015 Social Work Licensure Examination Prep Course 

January 8, 9am-5pm, and January 9, 9am-2pm, 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 cost of the two-day course is $295 which 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: 9/30/14