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.
CoursesCore coursework focuses on cultural studies, research methods, and global history. Sample courses include:
- Ancient Rome
- Alexander Hamilton
- Plague to Aids: Disease in the West
- Race and Sport
- The Arab Revolutions
- Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
- The History of American Capitalism
- Drugs and Drug Trafficking in Latin America
- Medieval and Renaissance Europe
- Modern China
- Modern East Africa
Practical ExperienceThe history major is supplemented by real-world learning opportunities available to enrolled students.
- Contribute to Chronos, the Syracuse History journal, which includes not only editing and publishing a hardcopy journal, but also web publishing and design.
- Conduct historical research with award-winning faculty, in either a senior research seminar or an independent distinction thesis.
- Become a member of Phi Alpha Theta—the international honor society for students of history—and get involved with History Department events, recruiting majors and prospective students, and outreach to the Syracuse community.
Study AbroadRanked among the top 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 time at Syracuse.
Life After Syracuse UniversityWith a degree in history, Syracuse students have gone on to careers in fields such as:
- Civil Service