Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Students of economics enjoy a rigorous curriculum rooted in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, with further study in international, labor, public, and urban economics.

As a group, the Economics faculty have held economic policy positions in government, served as consultants to business, governments, and international organizations, are editors of leading academic journals, and are recipients of numerous recognitions and honors.

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The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy, public administration, and international relations. It includes America’s #1 ranked graduate program in public affairs, offering highly regarded professional degrees alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences; and it is home to undergraduate programs across the full spectrum of social sciences. 

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Core coursework covers microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. Sample courses include:

  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • International Economics
  • Money and Banking

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Practical ExperienceLink

Supplement your coursework with a variety of real-world learning opportunities.

  • Join the Economics Association, sponsored by the department and run by students with advice from faculty.
  • Become a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (the economics honor society) and win awards for academic distinction.
  • Enrich your learning and networking experiences in the Renée Crown University Honors program.
  • Gain hands-on experience as an intern at leading firms.

Study AbroadLink

Ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Abroad is a significant part of the Syracuse experience. With over 100 programs in 60 countries, nearly half of all students go abroad during their four years. Economics students have studied abroad in London, Florence, Madrid, Beijing, Santiago, and Istanbul.

Life After Syracuse UniversityLink

With an economics degree, you can build a successful career in academics, public service, business, and law.