Philosophy and Religion
Philosophy is a basic field of inquiry. Its range encompasses ideas and issues in every domain of human experience; and its methods apply to problems of an unlimited variety. The major in philosophy can develop not only philosophical skill and sophistication but also critical thinking and writing abilities that are readily applicable to pursuits in other academic areas, useful in careers far removed from philosophy, and valuable in everyday social and personal life. The study of philosophy can profoundly affect both the thinking one does and the kind of person one is. We offer three approaches to the philosophy major, a minor, and specific graduate courses.
The program in Religion offers students the opportunity to acquire an understanding of religious experience within its social, historical, literary, and political context. Students study specific religious traditions such as Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism and using a comparative approach they explore themes across faith traditions. Through the major, a student will have the opportunity to study a range of religions and a variety of methods of understanding the key dimensions of religious life.
|Campus Religious Coordinator||Lobbyist|
|Curator||Public Policy Manager|
|Foreign Diplomat||Religious Leader*|
|Human Resources Manager*||Religious Education Teacher|
Positions that require additional education, training, or licensing are indicated by an (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.
|American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado||Jewish Child and Family Services|
|American Training||Justice for All|
|Beacon Press||Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center|
Internships and Co-ops
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
- Ethics and International Affairs Internship
- Research and Cultural Outreach Internship
- Community Engagement Internship
- Religion and Conflict Resolution Internship
- Religion and Diversity Education Internship
- Spiritual Leadership Internship
Use NUworks, SimplyHired.com,Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.
For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.
Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- O*NET OnLine
- Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
Career Development Videos
- Building An International Career
- Careers in Fundraising & Development
- Careers in Non-Profit, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
- Careers in Public Administration
- Careers in Public Policy, Part 1, Part 2
- Careers in Think Tanks and Other Research Organizations
- Corporate Communications
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations and Activities
- The Catholic Center at Northeastern University
- Hindu Vedic Vision Society
- Islamic Society of Northeastern University
- LEAD 360
- Northeastern Hillel
- NU Debate
- Sojourn Christian Collegiate Ministry NEU
- Spiritual Life Center
For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student activities click here.
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- American Academy of Religion
- American Philosophical Association
- The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
- Jewish Community Centers Association of America
- The Society for Women in Philosophy
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.