Service-Learning Opportunities for Students
Binghamton University offers many courses that include engagement in the community. If you are looking for a course that has hands-on learning and responds directly to a community need, these classes could be for you. The number of hours you'll spend in the community varies, but is usually around 15 for the semester. Check with the instructor for more details.
Benefits of Service-Learning
- Gain a better understanding of the class topic and how it applies to real-world situations
- Explore potential career fields and get hands-on experience that can be added to your resume; network with professionals in the community
- Explore your personal values
- Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, flexibility, leadership, communication and teamwork skills
- Work with individuals and groups from diverse cultures and communities
- Learn more about social issues and their root causes
- Connect with professionals and community members who you will learn from
- Give back to the community you call home while in college—a strong community equals a strong University
Service-Learning courses are now identified in the BU Brain! Look for the ASL or CEL tag under Special Course Attributes.
For a current list of service-learning courses offered at Binghamton University, visit our course designation page.