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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“The Land” sparks fascinating conversation on play

On a Monday night, as the temperature dipped below freezing, dozens of Northeastern University students filed into a large lecture hall in West Village F. Piling slices of fresh bread, goat cheese, and spicy hummus onto plates, students took their seats and anxiously waited for this adventure play documentary to begin. The film ran approximately…
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Woof Magazine Publishes Behind the SMILE

Woof Magazine features student Laney Chase in its article Behind the SMILE (Suicide and Mental Illness Education), written by student Maya Bur. The article explores the rise in suicide rates on college campuses, and how universities can combat the epidemic.  https://issuu.com/woof-mag/docs/woof_issue17  

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Program Events


PHRGE Forum: Exploring social issues through a Human Rights Lens: Human Rights for the Barrios of Quito, Ecuador

Mi Cometa’s work promotes and advances the recognition and implementation of human rights through the active participation of residents living in urban marginalized areas of Ecuador…
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The Land Film Screening & Panel

The Human Services Program is presenting The Land, an adventure play documentary…
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Fall 2016 Service-Learning Expo

Join us for a science fair-style event to celebrate the partnerships that Northeastern students have formed with community organizations this semester! The Service-Learning EXPO is a science fair-style event that highlights the scope of this semester’s student scholarship, learning outcomes, faculty research, and community partnerships. The theme this fall is music, which symbolizes the polyphonic…
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