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

Human Services Program Night: Candlepin Bowling and Pizza

On January 16th, 2015, the Human Services community enjoyed a fun night of bowling and flatbread pizza at Flatbread Somerville in Davis Square.

Charity Begins Here

Buffets tap professor to create online course to transform philanthropy. When Rebecca Riccio talks, the Buffet family listens- at least when the topic is charitable giving. Learn more here.  

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Program Events


Eat for Equity

Join Human Services Organization for a benefit dinner for Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM). The dinner is being catered by La Familia Giorgio’s from the North End.


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

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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.