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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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Mary's Woods Ranked #2 in Nation

Mary's Woods at Marylhurst was ranked #2 in the nation among university-based retirement communities in 2014, in part due to the tuition discount residents receive at Marylhurst University.

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April 23, 2015

Gerontology - Music Therapy Co-Event

Exploring music and memory. Includes panel discussion and question-and-answer session. Event jointly sponsored by the Marylhurst Gerontology Associ...

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April 24, 2015

2015 Health & Wellness Fair

A showcase of services available to Seniors. Join us for an informative day of health awareness at the 2015 Health & Wellness Fair at Mary’s Woo...

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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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