Welcome to the Human Services Program!

The Human Services major prepares students for careers in social change by providing students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary for practice and research.

Students take academically rigorous courses relevant to the field while honing their skills through our extensive experiential educational opportunities. Through courses, service-learning, co-op and internships, students acquire professional skills related to counseling, nonprofit management, political advocacy, and organizational and community development.

Program News

Reaching new heights with philanthropy education

Note: Some of the questions in this interview have been edited for brevity and clarity. A Northeastern University professor has partnered with folks in Saudi Arabia to develop an experiential philanthropy education program in Saudi universities. Rebecca Riccio, director of Northeastern’s Social Impact Lab, is sharing her knowledge of philanthropy education to develop a course…
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Huskies Fall Short in Historic Game

Check out this article about the men’s basketball team at Northeastern! After spending most of last year near the top of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) standings, the Northeastern men’s basketball team finds itself in unfamiliar territory. Back-to-back home losses have the Huskies at the seventh spot in the polls with a 4-4 conference record….
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Program Events


Paint Night with Cristina Powell

Come to our paint night with Cristina Powell! Cristina is a young woman with cerebral palsy who makes art to help heal patients, and you can help, too! We will be painting the drawings that Cristina makes and they will be donated to a local hospital or residential center. Bring friends and a creative mind!


Human Trafficking Awareness

Peter DiMarzio is a Victim Assistance Coordinator with Homeland Security Investigations here in Boston. He currently works with both human trafficking and child exploitation groups through-out the New England states. One of his responsibilities is bringing awareness to human trafficking and child exploitation right here in our own backyard of Massachusetts. Men, women and children are…
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Relay for Life!

HSO has a Relay for Life team! As a team, we are taking action to help eliminate cancer as a major health problem. At our Relay event, we will take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in their lifesaving mission. Please join our team or…
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