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

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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Service-Learning Expo Makes Waves

On Thursday, December 7, Human Services students had the opportunity to present at the biannual Service-Learning Expo. The expo is a culmination of the hard work put in during the semester and a platform for students to share about their experience with service-learning, and lessons learned. Students, faculty, and community partners were all welcomed into…
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Program Events


2018 Yale Philanthropy Conference

Today’s environment of social and political turbulence has acute consequences for nonprofits. Their access to resources and the rights of communities they serve are increasingly at risk. At the same time, this environment is motivating citizens to take action, and prompting funders to think more carefully about how best to respond to the needs of…
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Stopping a Highway: History and Justice Lecture Series

The UU Urban Ministry and Roxbury Historical Society will be hosting Dr. Karilyn Crockett, Director of Economic Policy, Research and Small Business with the City of Boston and research affiliate in the Department of Urban Studies & Planning at MIT as she shares insights from her new book, People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a…
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