The Human Services major is an academically rigorous program that prepares students for careers in social change. The mission of the Human Services program is to provide students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary to practice as social professionals in the macro, mezzo, and micro arenas (individuals, communities and policies).

A Human Services student will take courses that are applicable and relevant to the field while honing their skills through our extensive experiential educational opportunities. Through courses, service-learning, co-op and the internship program, students are prepared to work in various capacities including: direct service, counseling, organizational development, political advocacy, community development and nonprofit management.

Learn more about our unique program by watching this video highlighting the dialogue to Zambia.


The power of local philanthropy by Joe O’Connell, news @ Northeastern (April 9, 2014)

Everyone can be a philanthropist – through the Giving with Purpose MOOC
 The Class Blog Central (March 11, 2014)

Turning water into rice by Joe O’Connell, news @ Northeastern (February 20, 2014)

Providing Truly Strong Support for Teachers and Children by Emily Mann and Deborah Abelman, The Wheelock Blog (February 19, 2014)

New Social Impact Lab calls for charitable causes by Mary Whitfill, The Huntington News (February 6, 2014)

Read more about our program.