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Career Options

With a degree in social sciences, you’ll open doors in fields ranging from psychology to international relations to urban planning and beyond.

  • Archaeologist Field Technician
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Diplomat
  • Environmental Specialist
  • FEMA Corps Member
  • Global Operations Analyst
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Legislative Aide
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst
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Student David Bruen at Maxwell sitting and smiling.

Discover Social Sciences Majors and Minors

Pursue your interests with a customizable program that sets you up for success.

Coursework Highlights

Find courses that give you the knowledge and skills to stand out from the pack.

  • Climate Change and Human Origins
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethnographic Techniques
  • Firearms and Impressions Evidence
  • Forensic Chemical Analysis
  • Global Community
  • Peace, War and Security
  • Psychology of Childhood
  • Research in Civic Engagement

Featured Employers

Our graduates land jobs with top employers.

  • City of Syracuse
  • Environmental Design & Research
  • ICF
  • Ispos
  • KPMG
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Learn more about degree outcomes

As an aspiring physician, I have to understand the social determinants of health that guide medical care. Being in the city of Syracuse gave me the perspective on the joys, struggles and hopes of the people that I will serve.

Louis Smith ’23 Citizenship, Civic Engagement and Biology Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences
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Clubs and Organizations

Learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Make connections to build your resume and your network.

  • Anthropology Club
  • China Development Student Think Tank
  • Economics Student Association
  • International Relations Club
  • John Quincy Adams Society
  • Model United Nations Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Undergraduate Forensic Science Student Association
Cameron McKeon ’23 at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse.
Students work together on open laptops in classroom.
Professor Tripti Bhattacharya in laboratory.

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