• Welcome to the Policy Studies Program

    "Undergraduates Building Professional Policy Skills Through Jobs, Internships, Community Engagement and Independent Studies"

    Disclaimer: The outcomes described in these materials illustrate past student achievements and are not guaranteed for current and future students.

    The Right Tools for the Real World

    The Policy Studies Program, offered by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences, is available to all Syracuse University undergraduates. It is the home of the Policy Studies major and minor along with several community service, student projects, internships, career advising, and job programs. Understanding public policy comes through hands-on activities to make a better world. Students practice the 10 Skill Sets listed below to gain the skills they need to succeed in careers and citizenship.

    See what the Chancellor and alumni have said about policy studies.

    Discover the 10 Skill Sets for success in all careers and citizenship.

    Learn about PST 101, the gateway course to gaining skills for community service, jobs, internships and independent studies. It is also the introductory course to the Policy Studies major and minor.

    Get credit for internships, jobs and services.

    Click here to read the most recent edition of the department newsletter.

    Skills Win

    10 Skill Sets for Success in Career and Citizenship

  • Upcoming Events

  • Policy Studies News

    Four Maxwell students named 2019 Syracuse University Scholars

    Dina Eldawy (International Relations/Citizenship and Civic Engagement), Crystal Letona (Policy Studies), Danielle Schaf (Anthropology), and Nathan Shearn (Anthropology) were among the twelve seniors named as the 2019 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows.


    Maxwell students Marcus Lane, Taj Harris receive Clements Awards

    Tajanae (Taj) Harris '20 BA (Anth) and Marcus Lane '19 BA (PSt) were among the 2018 recipients of the Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Award. The award is intended to enable Syracuse University students to undertake unique internships that wouldn't be possible without financial help.


    Maxwell celebrates graduates, faculty at Commencement Weekend 2018

    Service. Leadership. Citizenship. The core values of the Maxwell community were on display at the 164th Syracuse University Commencement weekend celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of 2018 graduates and faculty.