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

Northeastern, MLB partner on domestic violence education program

March 31, 2015 by Jason Kornwitz North­eastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society is working with Major League Base­ball to strike out domestic vio­lence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Over the past five weeks, center staff and con­sul­tants have been vis­iting the Spring Training facil­i­ties of all 30MLB teams and admin­is­tering the new,. . .
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Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award

 Christie Civetta (Human Services 2015) has been selected as one of  three recipients of the 2015 Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement  Award. The Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award is based  primarily on distinguished scholastic achievement with due  consideration of character, personality, qualities of leadership,  cooperative work experience and service in voluntary organizations  and activities. The Hodgkinson Award. . .
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Campus forum analyzes Paris attacks

Five North­eastern Uni­ver­sity fac­ulty mem­bers came together last month to examine January’s attacks in Paris and dis­cuss dif­ferent ways the tragic events fit into the larger con­text of con­flicts, ter­rorism, free speech, and inequality.. . .
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Program Events


Alum Networking Event

Alum, Senior, Faculty and Staff Networking Event.. . .
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Dialogues in the Campaign for Victory over Veteran Homelessness

Please join us on Thursday, April 9th, for Dialogues in the Campaign for Victory over Veteran Homelessness featuring: “The Invisible Ones” Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion, and Service Project for New England Center for Homeless Veterans.. . .
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Service-Learning EXPO Spring 2015

The Service-Learning EXPO is a science-fair-style event that highlights the scope of the semesters’ student scholarship, learning outcomes, and community partnerships.. . .
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Pallavi Dasari

Dasari's research explores how Muslim American and Arab American youth use social media as a tool for responding to and coping with the implications of racial profiling in the post 9-11 era.

Sidney Tolo

SidneyTolo of Northeastern University has been selected for the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program to study Arabic in Morocco during the summer of 2014.