Pre-professional Programs

Many students come to Binghamton already knowing their career aspirations. Our pre-professional programs in health, medicine, law and education lead to acceptance into some of the top professional schools in the nation.

  • Pre-health/pre-med

    Students are prepared for careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, nutrition, physical or occupational therapy and chiropractic medicine.

    In addition, Binghamton's Early Assurance Program for early admission during the sophomore year into SUNY Upstate Medical University, Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and the SUNY Optometry Joint Degree Program helps take the pressure off students pursuing these degrees.

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  • Pre-law

    Binghamton University consistently exceeds national acceptance rates to law school. This track provides outstanding preparation through rigorous academic coursework and discussion, strong advising, and many pre-law organizations and activities.

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  • Pre-pharmacy

    While not an undergraduate program, the Pharmacy Early Acceptance Program (PEAP) provides academically exceptional students future admission in the PharmD program. Pre-health/pre-pharmacy advisors provide guidance with appropriate course selection.

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  • Education

    The education minor helps you develop a strong foundation so you can continue in education at the graduate level in our education program or anywhere else you choose.

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  • Communications

    Students who graduate from Binghamton with a major in English and a concentration in rhetoric go on to have successful careers in the field of communications. The major allows students to combine a passion for writing and spoken words with hands-on experience in internships that may include print and broadcast media.

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  • Psychology/social work

    The Psychology Department in Harpur College of Arts and Sciences offers a bachelor's degree in psychology, and provides students with a solid experimental background for further postgraduate study and training in all areas of psychology and related fields. Many graduates go on to earn a master's or a PhD and become researchers or clinical psychologists. The College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) offer a bachelor in social work (BSW). 

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  • ROTC

    Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and Air Force ROTC at Binghamton are offered through Cornell University 

    The Army ROTC  is designed to develop college students across the country into competent leaders. It allows cadets to remain full-time students at their colleges and universities while giving them the opportunity to work part time on earning a commission in the Army. ROTC augments the United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) by providing additional officers to the active duty Army, as well as being the primary source of officers to the Army Reserve and National Guard. ROTC graduates are highly sought after for their leadership and technical skills.

    Air Force ROTC  Air Force ROTC prepares you to become an Air Force officer while earning a college degree. It gives you the opportunity to get the tuition money you need. But more than that - it's a challenge, a head start on a lifetime of success within the Air Force and in everything you choose to do. After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, contracted cadets accept a commission as second lieutenants in the Air Force. Contact us at 607-255-4000 if you have any questions or comments.

  • Public service

    The College of Community and Public Affairs offers undergraduate coursework in human development, community organizations, leadership and advocacy, counseling and education, public/non-profit service, social justice, and immigration policies and services. Students are prepared to enter graduate studies in fields such as social work, public administration and education or careers in public and non-profit service in community organizations and local, state and federal government agencies.

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