B.A. in Human Studies

Human Studies program at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon

Human Studies Bachelor’s Degree Program at Marylhurst

Interested in a career path within the helping professions? The human studies program is an excellent option for those wanting a career in the social work industry or other areas that work directly with individuals in a helping capacity. This program provides an integrated, interdisciplinary foundation of study in the complex contexts that shape and are shaped by individuals as they develop and learn, enact their understandings, and travel through the life course.

Human studies is an excellent choice if you are self-directed, critically and actively engaged in your own learning, and interested in performing academic work that resists and transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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The curriculum emphasizes the holistic nature of human and non-human systems, and the ways these systems organize, interconnect, relate and evolve new forms and processes. While enrolled in the human studies program, you’ll learn to think critically and holistically about perennial and contemporary issues related to human experience.

Human studies students go on to work in helping professions, social services, organizational and community development, the nonprofit sector, and education. Learn more about professional and graduate study opportunities available.

Get further details about this program through our welcoming Office of Admissions.

  • The human studies program at Marylhurst accepts students each term (fall, winter, spring and summer)
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  • Regionally accredited (NWCCU accredited)
  • Small class sizes with renowned faculty who focus on you
  • Accessible campus just 10 minutes south of Portland (even has free parking)
  • Beautiful classroom environment located on our tranquil campus
  • More than 122-year history of academic excellence

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