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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Empowerment Begins with One Child

In August 2013, Butler went on Human Services’ Dialogue of Civilizations in Zambia and was inspired by the Dialogue as well as her numerous international fieldwork to ultimately start her own international NGO. ..
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Human Services Student Claire Mancuso’s Photo in the CSSH Global Photography Contest 2016

Human Services student, Claire Mancuso, received an Honorable Mention in the 4th Annual Global Photo Contest for her photograph…
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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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