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Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University: Breadth, Depth, and Perspective
Harpur College of Arts and Sciences is the historic heart of Binghamton University, providing liberal arts education and the source of Binghamton's reputation as an outstanding teaching university. Having developed the first doctoral programs at the university over a half century ago, Harpur College serves as the engine for sound scholarship in traditional fields of study ranging from history and psychology to medieval studies and geography. Humanities and social science research at Binghamton have always been nationally respected, and new approaches and new areas of research in the sciences have led to cutting-edge work, for example, in biofilms and in behavioral neuroscience.
Harpur College enrolls around 1,080 graduate students, divided up among 3 divisions:
- Division of Fine Arts and Humanities, covering art history, Asian and Asian-American studies, comparative literature, English, music, philosophy, romance languages, and theatre.
- Division of Science and Mathematics, covering biological sciences, chemistry, geological sciences, materials science and engineering, mathematical sciences, physics, and psychology.
- Division of Social Sciences, covering anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology.
Competitive research and innovation
Binghamton's programs emphasize versatility and depth of understanding. Many faculty members are leaders in their disciplines, and the university is home to laboratories and academic research periodicals that break new ground in many fields. Students expecting to pursue further graduate work after Binghamton can gain the methodologies and skills needed for PhD placements. Students expecting to enter the job market can garner hands-on training needed to apply their knowledge to career opportunities.
The SUNY commitment
Binghamton University operates as part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, which has often been singled out for uniting quality and affordability. President Obama visited the campus in Fall 2013 in a tour promoting schools that exemplify value and accessibility. Kiplinger's list of "Best College Values" for 2014 ranked the university fourth for out-of-state students, and 15th overall.