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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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Jennifer Sasser Published in International Journal

An essay by Dr. Jennifer Sasser, gerontology program director, was published in the International Journal of Reminiscence and Lifelong Learning in January 2015.

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February 27, 2015

A Tale of Blatant Neglect

Elders and people with disabilities experience high rates of mental health and chemical dependency problems, yet they remain virtually ignored by m...

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March 09, 2015

Prior Learning Assessment Information Session

For those interested in receiving college credit for documented college-level learning from employment, volunteer work, or other learning experienc...

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March 10, 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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