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Undergraduate Options

The School of Education and Social Policy is home to more than 500 undergraduate students. Use these pages to learn more about our undergraduate offerings.

Areas of Study

Undergraduate Courses

Explore the courses offered during the current and upcoming academic quarters.

Co-Curricular Activities

Learning isn't limited to the classroom at SESP. Students engage in hands-on and experiential learning in faculty labs, study abroad programs, student-teaching assignments and practicum internship sites, and more.

Research Opportunities

Work with faculty on innovative and community-based projects.

Study Abroad

Immerse yourself in another culture while working toward your degree. 

Practicum & Field Studies

Spend part of your junior year off campus as you work toward your required, hands-on practicum. Practicum sites can be internships or student-teacher placements.  

Student-Organized Seminars

Want to dive into a subject not covered in a SESP course? Develop your own seminar.

Ready to apply?

For more information about application procedures, deadlines, and more, visit our Apply to SESP webpage.

Resources to Stay On Track

Current students can use these resources to keep track of requirements, policies, and procedures. If you need support, SESP's student affairs team and other Northwestern resources are available.


Degree Requirements

Learn more about how to fulfill your distribution requirements as well as the core, foundation and concentration cluster courses necessary for your concentration. 

Additional requirements for SESP Students, such as the global experience requirement and practicum requirement, are also defined.  

See Undergraduate Requirements


Advising and Support

In addition to having close relationships with SESP faculty members, all students participate in student advising. Academic advisors provide academic guidance and can connect students with opportunities and supports at the school and beyond. 

Academic advising and more

New Student Resources

Whether you are an incoming first-year student, an interschool transfer, or a transfer from another college or university, we're here to support you. 

See all New Student Resources