Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing field of study, and an area that offers new and diverse career opportunities for young people interested in “doing well and doing good.” The GSE interdisciplinary minor is based on coursework and Field Research Programs. Classes and international programs are offered by various university programs and departments (including human services), and these course offerings can be combined with business offerings to complete a truly interdisciplinary field of study in social entrepreneurship.
Students who minor in social activism will learn a variety of perspectives and practical approaches to social activism. Students interested in activism will have opportunities to explore social movements, advocacy, and citizenship in a wide array of situations. These opportunities arise from the wealth of advocacy organizations in Boston; the access Northeastern University students have to co-op experiences nationally and internationally; and Northeastern University’s Service-Learning Program. Coursework in a variety of departments will enable students to successfully apply different skill sets and knowledge bases to future work as lawyers, non-profit activists, community organizers, lobbyists, and volunteers.
Northeastern’s EI program is the only higher-education program approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) that is interdisciplinary in its faculty, students, and curriculum. The interdisciplinary concentration in early intervention is designed for students who enjoy working with very young children and their families. Through coursework and practicum experiences, students are prepared to work with infants and toddlers with known disabilities or those who are at risk for developmental delay.