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Human Services Program Overview
The Human Services major introduces students to the many factors - psychological, sociological, organizational, governmental - involved in understanding and resolving social and individual problems. Students take courses in human development, social change, diversity, public policy, and methods of prevention and intervention in order to learn how to help others effectively. Faculty members who are passionate about serving people draw from their own experiences within the field to enhance academic knowledge with real-world applications and current examples, impressing on students the importance of informed compassion. Through their coursework, internships, research projects, as well as their interactions with professors and local community leaders, Human Services majors learn how to assess needs in order to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Professor Nathalie Saltikoff
Professor Nathalie Saltikoff infuses her classes with an informed and practical understanding of the issues encountered in the human services field. A former director of both the North Shore Rape Crisis Center and the Women's Crisis Center, and a leader in the MA Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Professor Saltikoff is a skilled advocate and counselor for victims of violence, particularly women and children who suffer domestic and sexual abuse. She continues to be active on the national and local levels, and as a co-advisor to the Psych/HMS Club and a professor of popular courses that attract students from a wide range of majors, she shares with many the benefit of her professional connections and the passion of her mission to help others.
The number and diversity of social service organizations dedicated to helping members of the communities surrounding the Endicott campus means that students have many opportunities to use their knowledge for the benefit of others. Powerful internships add a unique advantage to Endicott's Human Services program, as students are able to experience first-hand the rewards and challenges encountered within the helping professions.
CJ 356 Victimology
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services
HMS 300 Contemporary Issues in Human Services
HMS 305 Social Policy
HMS 310 Crisis Intervention
PSY 100 General Psychology
PSY 110 Lifespan Development
PSY 200 Child and Adolescent Psychology
PSY 203 Adulthood and Aging
PSY 302 Research Methods
PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 335 Theories of Counseling
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 302 Social Problems
SOC 320 Racial and Ethnic Diversity in
Two semesters of a language
Learn by Helping Others...
Examples of Recent Human Services Major Internships:
Sea View Retreat LTC
CAB Health and Recovery Services
Children's Hospital Boston
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Beverly Children's Learning Center
Care Center at Norwell
Windrush Therapeutic Farm
Departments of Social Services
Download Human Services Career Sheet for more options and information.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Peter Eden
Dean and Professor of Arts and Sciences