Experiential learning is critical to Northeastern University's education model. It offers the opportunity for a rich and meaningful education, providing students with experiences that add depth to their classroom studies and enable them to explore and transform their lives. Experiential learning is tightly integrated with our course curriculum and is supported by advising in the majors as well as advising in the experiential learning group.

The primary ways in which the experiential learning requirement may be satisfied are:

  • Cooperative education
  • Research or creative activity
  • XN project-based experiences
  • Service-learning
  • Global experience

Only one learning experience outside the classroom is required for NUpath. However, students have many additional opportunities for further experiential learning.

Integration of coursework and experiential learning occurs throughout the major curriculum as well as in the required capstone course.