For Release: July 27, 2000
Human Sciences Department Chair, Dr. Jennifer Sasser-Coen, announced that Marylhurst's Human Studies and Social Sciences programs will dwell together in its new Department of Human Sciences that includes Psychology, Human Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, and Political Science - academic disciplines that focus upon understanding the complexities of human behavior.
Designed to increase students' educational choices, the new BA in Psychology is offered for learners pursuing a focused study of the influences and outcomes of human behavior and experience, a major appropriate for students who anticipate pursuing graduate education and professional work in clinical, research, or applied psychology.
The Social Science degree provides a rich, multidisciplinary approach through which to gain exposure to Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and Political Science, while doing a concentration of work in one discipline. This is a good fit for students studying human behavior, cultural systems and social institutions.
The Human Studies degree, an integrated, interdisciplinary program for learners, utilizes a systems approach to the complex contexts that shape and are shaped by individuals as they develop and learn, enact their understandings and travel the life course. These graduates pursue advanced education and work in the helping and healing professions, the social services, advocacy, education and serve as consultants.