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Department of Human Sciences

All of us are shaped by the world around us, and by how we develop, learn and deal with the complexity of our journey through life. The study of the human sciences explores more deeply how society impacts our lives, and what it means to be a human being in an ever-changing world.

Our graduates often go on to work in the helping professions such as human services, counseling, social work and education.

The department, led by nationally prominent gerontology scholar Jennifer Sasser, provides rigorous and highly personalized courses of learning that allow you to fully explore human studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology and gerontology.

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Susan Stoner Reflects on Meaningful Career

Social sciences alum Susan Stoner retired in February 2015 as general counsel to Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, and she reflected on her life as a hippie, activist and labor lawyer.

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April 26, 2015

Music in the Woods: Mousai ReMIX

This string quartet assembled out of a passion to study and perform the great string quartet literature and share their love of music with the Port...

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May 01, 2015

Oregon Gerontological Association Annual Conference

Marylhurst hosts 2105 OGA Conference. Main session: Adam Davis, founder & principal, DHM Research; Dr. Alan DeLaTorre, OGA President, PSU researc...

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May 12, 2015

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

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