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

Capturing Community Katy Davis

Posted on July 5, 2017 by nuslearning Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Teaching Assistant  What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?  Service-Learning should be incorporated into every course, in every school, period. Can you tell I have strong opinions about this? In a nutshell, I believe it is crucial for students to step outside the confines of a…
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Students See Food Justice in Action at The Food Project!

Becca Berkey’s Food Justice and Community Development class is in full swing!  Last week, students took a class trip to work with  The Food Project  in Roxbury, MA to see food justice in action. I think cabbage is just exceptionally beautiful – a shot (one of many on this splendid day) from my Food Justice and…
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Program Events


nuCAUSE: 3rd Annual Careers for Social Impact – RESCHEDULED FROM 3/14 SNOW DAY

No matter what your major, if you want to be a change agent to make the world a better place, then join us for a panel discussion of like-minded professionals from different industries.  Learn what inspired our panelists to choose how they wanted to make a difference, what a typical week is like, how to find positions,…
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NULab March Events

NULab March Events March 13, 10:30am–12pm, 90 Snell Library “Feminist Methods in Digital Spaces”  A panel and discussion featuring: Moya Bailey, Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University Carla Brodley, Professor and Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University Gillian Smith, Assistant Professor of Game…
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