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 to practice in micro, mezzo, and macro arenas (with individuals, programs, and policies).

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

Cross-Cultural Communication

The field of human services calls upon cross-cultural communication as a crucial skill and constant companion. In true Northeastern form, experiential education is the name of the game. To put theory into practice, undergraduate students in Ruth Economou and Jordan Fox-Kemper’s Human Services Counseling classes participated in cross-cultural interview exchanges with students in several sections…
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5 Ways for Nonprofits to Tell an Ethical Story

Five ways we can all be more empowering storytellers.

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Program Events


DOC Zambia Information Session (in person)

Dialoge of Civaliaztions- Zambia is a Summer II five weeks program at Lusaka, Zambia. Driving Social Change: The Role of Nonprofit and Change Markets in Zambia. Faculty Leader: Lori Gardinier


Body Dumps and Dark Matter: Exploring the Life and Death of Black Women in Los Angeles

Lunchtime lecture with WGSS visiting scholar Juli Grigsby, happening this Thursday, October 30 in 270 Holmes.


Human Services Spring Advising Lunch

Human Services Spring Advising Lunch

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Gemma Bonfiglioli

Gemma Bonfiglioli (2017) will be working with Professor Lori Gardinier on a research project exploring the impacts of international volunteerism on the server and on the served.

Abby Wagner

Abby Wagner (2012) was the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Co-Op Education Award and a 2012 Compass Award.