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Social Activism, Minor

Students interested in activism will have opportunities to explore social movements, advocacy, and citizenship in a wide array of situations.

  • Academics
  • Experiences
  • Interests

Students who minor in social activism will learn a variety of perspectives and practical approaches to social activism. Students interested in activism will have opportunities to explore social movements, advocacy, and citizenship in a wide array of situations. These opportunities arise from the wealth of advocacy organizations in Boston; the access Northeastern University students have to co-op experiences nationally and internationally; and Northeastern University’s Service-Learning Program. Course work in a variety of departments will enable students to successfully apply different skill sets and knowledge bases to future work as lawyers, nonprofit activists, community organizers, lobbyists, and volunteers.

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Interests of Social Activism, Minor Students

  • activism
  • advertising
  • advocacy
  • communication
  • digital
  • entertainment
  • health
  • intercultural
  • interpersonal
  • law
  • marketing
  • mass communication
  • oral
  • organizational
  • political
  • production
  • public relations
  • public speaking
  • rhetoric
  • social activism
  • social media
  • speech
  • strategic communication
  • television
  • video

Co-op Opportunities

  • Boston Bar Association
    Boston, MA
  • Boston Globe
    Boston, MA
  • Congresswoman Nensi Pelosi
    Washington, DC
  • Governor Charlie Baker
    Boston, MA
  • WilmerHale
    Boston, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • ability to work under pressure
    • creative problem-solving skills
    • critical thinking
    • leadership skills
    • listening
    • performance and presentation skills
    • project management skills
    • verbal and written communication skills
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • account executive
    • brand manager
    • campaign manager
    • campaign worker
    • creative director
    • development officer
    • health educator
    • human resources professional
    • lawyer
    • legislative assistant
    • lobbyist
    • media planner
    • meeting/event planner
    • personnel recruiter
    • personnel recruiter
    • public relations specialist
    • researcher
    • sales representative
    • social media manager
    • speech writer
    • writer

Social Activism, Minor Requirements

Introductory Courses

Only one course may be taken from each department/program. Complete two of the following:

Intermediate/Advanced Courses

Only one course may be taken from each department/program. Complete three of the following:

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar’s website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Dale Herbeck

Department Chair, Professor

d.herbeck@northeastern.edu
617-373-5517

Administrators:

Angela Chin

Administrative Officer

a.chin@northeastern.edu
617-373-8662

Alexandra Kilgore

Administrative Officer

a.kilgore@northeastern.edu
617-373-5517

Academic Advisors:

Alisa Sisson

Academic Advisor

a.sisson@northeastern.edu
617-373-7943

Valerie Falasca, M.Ed

Academic Advisor

v.falasca@northeastern.edu
617-373-4960

Co-op Advisors:

Bill Jackson

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

w.jackson@northeastern.edu
617-373-3210

Jacqui Sweeney

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

j.sweeney@northeastern.edu
617-373-3409

Emily Smedick

Assistant Co-op Coordinator

e.smedick@northeastern.edu
617-373-3423

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