Welcome to the Human Services Program!

The Human Services program prepares students for careers in social change by providing students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary for practice and research.

The Human Services program strives to provide a holistic educational experience for all of our students. Consistent with CSSH’s Experiential Liberal Arts (ELA) emphasis, our students combine Northeastern’s signature focus on experiential learning, grounded in co-operative education, with the rigorous study of society, culture, politics, and ethics in a way that is mutually reinforcing.

Program News

Scott Labs Applications Open for Spring 2020

Scott Labs is currently accepting applications from undergraduate students to join our Spring 2020 Team! All team applications close on Sunday, November 3rd 11:59pm EST Scout is unique in that it is entirely student-run, yet runs very similarly to a real design business. As a student-led program focused on educating its members, Scout presents the…
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#TuesdayMusings from Social Change & Human Services Student

A proud Human Services student reflects on their service learning experience with the Social Change & Human Services course (HUSV 1101)! To learn more about this course and participate in experiential learning with Human Services, click here!    

Spring 2020 Service Learning Leadership Opportunities for Students

We’re excited to recruit our Spring 2020 cohort of student leaders for the Service-Learning Program at Northeastern!   Applications due Thursday, October 24 Priority is given to applications received by October 24th and then considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled.  Undergraduate (sophomore & above) and graduate students welcome. Read more about each program…
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Program Events


Film Screening: “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”

Register on Eventbrite for this film screening and panel discussion with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley! There are nationwide screenings as attention is being drawn to this — don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch it in the Boston area!


Julie (Jules) Netherland, Ph.D.

Dr. Netherland’s work explores the multiple strategies which engage the academy in drug policy reform. How does the white washing of the opioid crisis engender cultural representations and policy responses that maintain the innocence of the white drug user in ways intended to keep them out of the criminal justice system? Dr. Netherland will discuss…
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Trivia Night 2019

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