Get ready to build your own path in Philosophy and Religion

We can’t wait to personally welcome you to the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Our college is a leader in the experiential liberal arts––combining experiential education with the study of humanity, society, culture, politics and the environment. For you, that means the opportunity to:

  • engage with a community of students and faculty who love to think, read and talk about “the big questions” at the intersection of philosophy, religion and the modern world;
  • enhance your classroom learning with paid co-op programs in international, national and local organizations;
  • explore unique study abroad opportunities, including faculty-led Dialogue of Civilizations programs;
  • apply your learning outside of the classroom through a variety of service-learning opportunities and student organizations; and
  • develop skills in critical thinking, writing, and analysis that will be readily applicable to pursuits in other academic areas, useful in careers far removed from philosophy, and valuable in everyday social and personal life.

More on what you’ll do


You’ll get to collaborate with world-renowned professors and researchers—like Rory Smead, whose research applies game theory to international climate negotiations.

More on Professor Smead’s research


That’s just one of a collection of Northeastern success stories. We’ll be thrilled to help you start yours. If you have any questions about building your philosophy and religion path, please contact me at




Ronald Sandler
Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Northeastern University