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

Student groups hope to redefine sexual assault

Amid a developing dialogue about sexual assault and a Title IX case filed against the university, Northeastern students have begun pushing the administration to redefine sexual assault in the Code of Student Conduct (CSC).Advocates for the change are hoping the university will provide more educational and supportive services for students while also creating clear guidelines. . .
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Northeastern recognized by Carnegie Foundation for community engagement

Northeastern University has recently been recognized as one of 361 institutions for community engagement by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The recognition is centered around community and global involvement, including both institutional relations with surrounding areas and community service. “The importance of this elective classification is borne out by the response of. . .
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Students shovel Boston neighborhoods

Donning bulky snow pants and wielding shovels, Northeastern students have taken on the task of clearing streets and sidewalks in a new community service outreach program called #NUShovelsBoston. Becca Berkey, associate director and service learning coordinator for the Center of Community Service (CSC), said that the project is a collaborative effort of the City &. . .
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Program Events


2015 Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture

“Guantanamo and the Legacy of Torture” Jameel Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU and Director of its Human Rights Program, has for years been at the center of the national and international debate around the detainment center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In this 22nd Valerie Gordon Memorial Lecture, Jaffer discusses the ways in which. . .
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Dismantle: Deconstructing Power and Privilege Retreat

The retreat will be held March 27th- 29thand is being sponsored by the Social Justice Resource Center/Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service, Lead360 of the Center for Student Involvement, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Dismantle is their opportunity to: Explore Boston while learning about identities in relation to power & privilege. Learn. . .
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The 1st Annual CSSH Undergraduate Research Forum

Please join us for the 1st annual Undergraduate Research Forum where fifteen undergraduate students from across the college will present their original research on topics ranging from dissent in China, to Muslim American youth after 9/11, to education civil rights in Boston before busing. . . .
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Pallavi Dasari

Dasari’s research explores how Muslim American and Arab American youth use social media as a tool for responding to and coping with the implications of racial profiling in the post 9-11 era. . . .
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Sidney Tolo

SidneyTolo of Northeastern University has been selected for the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program to study Arabic in Morocco during the summer of 2014.. . .
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