Prospective Students

Program Overview

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 in macro, mezzo, and micro arenas.

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.

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Human Services Experience 

Students work as service-learners, interns and co-ops in a variety of settings including: Associated Grant Makers, Be The Change, Bikes Not Bombs, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Boston Public Schools, Boston Rescue Mission, COMPASS, Girl’s LEAP, The Home for Little Wanderers, Hyde Square Task Force, Mass Citizens for Children, Madison Park, May Institute, Peterborough Senior Center, Pine Street Inn, Root Cause, Sociedad Latina, Yawkey Boys & Girls Club, and Youth Development Initiative Project.

Alumni go on to work as therapists/clinicians, development officers, teachers, program coordinators, and directors of nonprofits. Many pursue graduate degrees in a broad range of fields associated with Health and Human Services including: Master’s in Social Work, Public Health, Education, and Law.

Sample Coop Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities within University

Scholarship Opportunities outside the University