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

CSSH Endnotes: May 2016

Excerpts from the CSSH website full article found here. Two current CSSH students and one recent alumna have earned Fulbright scholarships. Esther Laaninen, human services and international affairs combined major, was awarded the 2016 Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant in Colombia. Esther participated in an intensive academic program paired with a substantial service-learning…
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: One Love Foundation

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a part of the month of events, OPEN, in partnership with the “One Love Foundation” is launching an initiative on campus aimed at raising awareness and prevention of intimate partner violence. We are looking for students from organizations across campus who are interested in becoming peer trainers so…
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AERA Announces the 2017 Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop. The workshop, led by junior and senior scholars, will give fellows an overview of how education research is designed across fields, how quantitative and qualitative research methods are used in studies, and how research is applied to education policy and practice…
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Program Events


A World of Opportunities: A Northeastern Networking Event

Join us at the next First Thursday event on October 6, 5-8 PM in the Alumni Center. 1st Thursdays feature: Complimentary Admission Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres Full Cash Bar Free Parking with pre-registration Northeastern Alumni Center 716 Columbus Avenue, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02120


HSO Meeting & Events

Next Meeting: We will NOT be meeting this week. Our next meeting will be Thursday October 13th at 7:15 in 342 Curry Student Center! At this meeting we will have the volunteer coordinator from the Carter School to discuss the volunteer opportunities available at their school. A representative from EPIC will also be joining us to talk…
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Undergraduate Research Workshop for Students

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities Undergraduate Research Committee invites CSSH students to attend an informal workshop on undergraduate research. The session is designed for students who are considering undertaking a research project and want to learn more about the process and students who are preparing research proposals for the college’s Undergraduate Research Initiative, the Provost’s Undergraduate Research and…
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