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 research, theory, and stratification. Sample courses include:
- Sociology of Sport
- Aging and Society
- Criminal Justice
- Environmental Sociology
- Sex and Gender
- Sociology of Race
- Sociology of Families
- Political Sociology
- Work, Labor, and Citizenship
- Global Capitalism
- Technology, Science, and Society
- Sociological Theory
Practical ExperienceNumerous hands-on and real-world learning opportunities are available to enrolled students:
- Join Alpha Kappa Delta — the International Sociological Honor Society.
- Challenge yourself as a Renée Crown University Honors student.
- Attend University lectures and network with resident and visiting experts.
- Participate in research and funded projects with renowned professors and researchers.
Study AbroadWell-known as one of the top international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Abroad is a longstanding 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 sociology, you can explore such careers as:
- Community organizer
- Human services provider
- Public interest advocate
- Marketing assistant
- Policy consultant
- Research analyst