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

Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award

 Christie Civetta (Human Services 2015) has been selected as one of  three recipients of the 2015 Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement  Award. The Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award is based  primarily on distinguished scholastic achievement with due  consideration of character, personality, qualities of leadership,  cooperative work experience and service in voluntary organizations  and activities. The Hodgkinson Award. . .
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Campus forum analyzes Paris attacks

Five North­eastern Uni­ver­sity fac­ulty mem­bers came together last month to examine January’s attacks in Paris and dis­cuss dif­ferent ways the tragic events fit into the larger con­text of con­flicts, ter­rorism, free speech, and inequality.. . .
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Why they loved their global co-ops

Gemma Bon­figlioli, SSH’17, a third-​​year inter­na­tional affairs and human ser­vices major, devel­oped her first co-​​op at Vision of Hope, a non­profit in Zambia founded in 2009 to address HIV/​AIDS pre­ven­tion, per­sonal hygiene, and repro­duc­tive health with young girls in crisis in that country.. . .
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Program Events


CSSH Undergraduate Research Forum

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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Service-Learning EXPO Spring 2015

The Service-Learning EXPO is a science-fair-style event that highlights the scope of the semesters’ student scholarship, learning outcomes, and community partnerships.. . .
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Alum Networking Event

Alum, Senior, Faculty and Staff Networking Event.. . .
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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.

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.