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

Student groups hope to redefine sexual assault

Amid a developing dialogue about sexual assault and a Title IX case filed against the university, Northeastern students have begun pushing the administration to redefine sexual assault in the Code of Student Conduct (CSC).Advocates for the change are hoping the university will provide more educational and supportive services for students while also creating clear guidelines…
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Northeastern recognized by Carnegie Foundation for community engagement

Northeastern University has recently been recognized as one of 361 institutions for community engagement by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The recognition is centered around community and global involvement, including both institutional relations with surrounding areas and community service. “The importance of this elective classification is borne out by the response of…
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Program Events


‘I See, I Speak, I Pledge’ Festival

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, campus and community groups will come together to raise awareness about violence on college campuses.


Fashion in Action

SAA is getting fancy!! A unique fashion show that operates on the mission to donate, educate and initiate a conversation about sexual assault and domestic violence. All of the clothing donated will be distributed among domestic violence and rape crisis centers. Before the clothing is donated it will be modeled to raise money for the…
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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.