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

Recipient of Advanced Research and Creative Endeavors Awards

Introducing the Spring 2018 UGRCE Award Recipients Northeastern University Global Health Initiative Stephanie Stumbur Bouvé ‘20 Kritika Singh COE ‘20 Francesca Giorgianni CSSH ‘21 Adriell Louis CCIS ‘20 Faculty Mentor: Rebecca Riccio, Director of Social Impact Lab and Faculty of Human Services Program Project Description: This project seeks to develop and implement an interdisciplinary conference aimed at uniting students, faculty, and…
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The SAIL Spotlight: Rebecca Riccio

We are honored that our Rebecca Riccio, Director of the Social Impact Lab, was featured in the SAIL spotlight for her contributions!   “People often think of experiential learning as something that happens in parallel with classroom learning,” Rebecca Riccio said. “Experiential learning has been seen as a way for students to contextualize what they’ve…
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Program Events


The 4th Annual CSSH Undergraduate Research Forum

“Political and Social Challenges Around the Globe” Engage with students as they present their original research — both complete and in progress — at the 4th annual CSSH Undergraduate Research Forum. The overarching theme of this year’s panel is “Political and Social Challenges Around the Globe.” Students will present in three panels around common sub-themes and…
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MASS Incarceration: Symposium on The Past, Present, and Future of Incarceration in Massachusetts

This symposium, organized by faculty of Northeastern University’s Program in Public History and its School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will bring together policymakers, correctional officials, scholars, students, and the general public to meet and discuss the past, present, and future of incarceration in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Speakers will explore how mass incarceration has…
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