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 and contemporary issues involving ethics, religion, and political philosophy. 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 combined majors with other disciplines, such as computer science, international affairs, environmental studies, physics, history, english, economics, 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. 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 events and issues.
On this website you will find information about our majors and minors, about experiential education opportunities, and about our student and faculty community. You can also “Like” us on Facebook, where you can see upcoming events, recent photos of different activities, and see exciting opportunities for students.
If you have any questions about our programs or department, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or call us at 617.373.3636.
Please take a moment to read this great article on professor Susan Setta, who will be truly missed.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, we would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to the thirty undergraduate students who graduated this year (2018) from Northeastern University. Best of luck to each of you in your future pursuits.
Congratulations to Isabella Carlsson (2018 Graduate) and Samantha Hirshland (Third Year) for winning this years 2018 Philosophy and Religion Essay Contest! • Isabella’s Essay: The Problem of Unconceived Alternatives within a Bayesian Framework Isabella Carlsson investigated the problem of unconceived alternatives within a Bayesian framework. In her analysis she explores whether or not the…
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Hi my name is Kaleem Ahmid. I am a second year health sciences and philosophy double-major, and one of the members of this year’s Bioethics Bowl team that made the long journey to Mobil, Alabama, to compete at this year’s annual National College BioEthics Bowl.Read more »