Education that leads to careers in public service and law is among Northeastern’s founding traditions, and it remains one of our core strengths. Our partnerships with neighborhood organizations, social agencies, and legal, political, educational, and economic institutions offer unparalleled opportunities to put students classroom learning into practice and prepare them for graduate studies.
For example, if students are interested in law school, they can major in any discipline that ignites their interest, and combines their classroom studies with an equally rich variety of co-op opportunities.
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities, a popular choice for students in prelaw, offers co-ops with leading law firms, law enforcement organizations, the courts, and other sectors of the justice system. A variety of majors and concentrations in the College offer an excellent foundation for prelaw studies, and provide co-op opportunities with government agencies, municipal, state, and federal legislatures, and government watchdog groups.
If students public service interests range beyond the law, they still have a wide spectrum of majors and disciplines to consider: human services, American Sign Language, economics, international affairs, nursing and other health professions, education, sociology, culture and gender studies, plus combined majors and minors that enable students to connect professional studies with service.
These areas of study offer co-ops with social service agencies, public and private schools and educational organizations, museums, hospitals and public health clinics, environmental groups, and international development agencies.
Please view the Pre-law and Advising website to learn more.