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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University. Our department is filled with faculty and students who love to think, read and talk about “the big questions,” as well as about current events involving ethics, religion, and political philosophy. We are fortunate to have a vibrant intellectual community that is committed to bringing philosophical and religious studies research and methods to bear on contemporary issues.

We have an active research faculty and an award winning group of students whose plans range from heading off to graduate or law school to careers in public service, non-profit organizations, and business. Many of our students take advantage of our experiential education opportunities, and our combined majors with other disciplines, such as computer science, international affairs, environmental studies, behavioral neuroscience, physics, history, english, economics, criminal justice, and media and screen studies.

The Department is home to  The Ethics Institute, which does research in applied ethics, religious ethics, descriptive ethics, and normative theory. Our Philosophy Club is an active group of undergraduates who gather weekly for dinner and discussions. Our Ethics Bowl team studies pressing social and ethical issues and competes in competitions around the region.

On this website, you will find information about our majors and minors, about experiential liberal arts opportunities, and about our student and faculty community.

If you have any questions about our programs or department, please feel free to contact me at r.sandler@northeastern.edu or call us at 617.373.3636.

Prof. Ronald Sandler
Department Chair