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

The Sweet Smell of Success: Northeastern hoopsters build on trip to “the big dance”

By John Ombelets Read the full article here. Quincy Ford—the MVP of the CAA tournament and a central actor in the drama of that last Northeastern possession—is resolved to make the most of the missed opportunity.  “I’m using it for motivation” for the coming season, he declared. The team featured Quincy Ford (pictured) and Joel…
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The Seeds of Social Change: One family’s gift lifts philanthropy education to a global stage

                              The Social Impact Lab, housed in the Human Services Program, is transforming philanthropy education globally with the generous support of a Northeastern family. “The Seeds of Social Change” explains how.  Read the full article here.

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Program Events


Gathering Gratitude – A Welcome Week ‘Giving Game’ presented by NS4G and HSO

Gathering Gratitude – A Welcome Week ‘Giving Game’ presented by NS4G and HSO Giving Games can be a series of quick interactions, lasting just a few minutes, or group discussions lasting around an hour.  Giving Games are a way to learn about ways to give most effectively and determining impactful giving opportunities.


Women in Public Office: Challenges, Progress & Impact

Women in Public Office: Challenges, Progress & Impact Mon. Sept. 21st, 2015, 5:30-6:45 pm | Curry Student Center Ballroom Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115   Please join us for an in-depth conversation about the challenges, risks, and rewards of being a woman elected leader today. RSVP encouraged. No charge for current NU…
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