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The human services major is an academically rigorous program that prepares students for careers in social change. The mission of the Human Services program is to provide students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary to practice as social professionals in the macro, mezzo, and micro arenas (individuals, communities and policies).

A human services student will take courses that are applicable and relevant to the field while honing their skills through our extensive experiential educational opportunities. Through courses, service-learning, co-op and the internship program, students are prepared to work in various capacities including: direct service, counseling, organizational development, political advocacy, community development and nonprofit management.

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.