Academics at Fort Lewis College

Learn more about our Teacher Leadership graduate program!Grow your mind in our top-notch academic programs. Hone your professional skills through undergraduate research, field studies, internships, public performances and presentations, and study abroad programs. Expand your world with an interdisciplinary liberal arts approach to learning. You won't just learn a subject, you'll engage in critical thinking and creative problem solving -- preparing you for living, not just making a living.

Click on an academic major below to learn more!

Accounting

The Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration prepares students for positions in our complex and dynamic economy by creating diverse learning experiences in a student-centered environment.

Accounting at FLC

The Accounting program at Fort Lewis College prepares you for an immediate career in public, private, business, or governmental accounting, boosted by an academic foundation that enables you to also pursue graduate study.

We do this through small classes, active learning, personal attention from expert faculty, and a curriculum that balances theory and practical applications - this is the School of Business Administration's proven strategy for our graduates' success building rewarding careers.

We back up that solid foundation with accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. The School of Business Administration is one of only 5 percent of business schools worldwide that hold this international honor.

Our students also get to practice their skills in real-world business settings. Internship opportunities for accounting majors abound both in the local Durango community and the Front Range cities around Denver. Our Junior Trimester Abroad and Innovative Month program formats also provide unique and affordable educational experiences to our students.

And you, too, can be ready for that world because our students make professional connections through programs such as the Beta Alpha Psi, the FLC chapter of the accounting honor society, which organizes an annual visit to Denver-area financial firms, corporations, and government agencies.

Accounting Majors & Minors


Visit the Accounting Program Website

Interesting Accounting courses

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management & Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management
  • Investments & Portfolio Management

What can you do with a degree in Accounting?

Connect with our Accounting program!

Adventure Education

Adventure Education prepares students in the scholarship, communication, and technical skills needed for a variety of professional leadership and instructional careers. Students develop the leadership, teaching, and facilitation skills to promote a sustainable environment while helping others apply challenge and adventure to a broader life context. Adventure Education students study the theory and philosophy underlying challenge and adventure, creating critical thinkers and informed professionals.

Adventure Education at FLC

As an Adventure Education student at Fort Lewis College, you will learn how to lead and teach in a variety of settings that use outdoor and adventure environments to promote positive change inindividuals, organizations, and society. You'll achieve this using human-powered outdoor pursuits including backpacking, ropes-challenge courses, rock climbing, mountaineering, and river paddling to expose individuals and groups to new growth opportunities.

Experiential and project-based learning is both the key and the point of the Adventure Education
program, students learn both what to teach and how to teach it. Our spectacular location, where
the Rocky Mountains meet the Southwest's canyons and deserts, means we can extend the
definition of "classroom" to include the peaks, rivers, forests, and canyonlands of southwestern
Colorado and the Four Corners region.

In the Adventure Education program, you'll also:

  • experience a 15-credit immersion semester, spending 4 to 10 days at a time backpacking and canoeing in the mountains and deserts of the Four Corners region,
  • earn at least 60 days of leadership and instruction experience beyond your classes through summer work with camps, outdoor programs, and other organizations,
  • and Intern with an adventure-based program for 7 to 15 weeks. These internships are often stepping stones to your first adventure education jobs.

Adventure Education Majors & Minors

Student Testimonials

"I chose Adventure Education as my major because I enjoy the outdoors as well as teaching others. What made me so engaged was the block semester. During this semester I was not only learning outside the classroom but I was learning new ways to teach new topics. I was learning in an environment that was new, and loving what I was learning the whole time."
-- Spencer Lewis // Adventure Education major

As part of the Adventure Education program, you spend a lot time in the back country with teachers and students, and sometimes we had all we needed for ten days in our backpacks. You spend time hiking, setting up camp, doing survival stuff -- but then there are also about three lessons per day. That was really awesome, and I learned so much more than I would have just in the classroom.
-- Brittany Meyer // Adventure Education major

 

Visit the Adventure Education website


Interesting Adventure Education courses

  • Wilderness Expedition
  • Philosophy & Theory of Adventure Education
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Adventure Leadership

What you can do with a degree in Adventure Education

What some Adventure Education graduates are doing

  • Environmental Educator at Durango Nature Studies
  • Field Instructor with Navitat Canopy Tours in North Carolina
  • Zipline Design and Installation Specialist for Bonsai Adventures in Montana
  • Outdoor Educator with Wasatch Academy in Utah
  • Wilderness Therapy Specialist at Pacific Quest in Hawaii

Connect with our Adventure Education program!

Anthropology

It is our mission to provide a holistic program of instruction that gives students a better understanding of human cultural and biological diversity in the past, present, and future, using a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches that span the humanities and the social, behavioral, and natural sciences.

Anthropology at FLC

In the Anthropology program at Fort Lewis College, you'll be exploring the past while shaping your future. You'll conduct actual research and apply anthropological principles to contemporary problems in laboratories, field schools, internships, research, and service learning projects. And both in and out of the classroom, you'll learn effective communication and critical thinking skills. You'll also experience the collaborative nature of anthropology by working on projects with researchers from other disciplines.

Our spectacular location, where the Rocky Mountains meet the Southwest's canyons and deserts, also provides rich opportunities for hands-on field research and archaeological investigations. You'll find opportunities to participate in local historic and prehistoric fieldwork, and participate in volunteer work and internships with the many nearby nationally renowned locations and organizations, including Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, the Anasazi Heritage Center, and Chimney Rock Archaeological Area.

The best way to explore Anthropology, though, is by going out and getting dirty. Here, you'll be able to be part the ongoing excavation and documentation of the Pigg Site, a prehistoric pueblo community dating to A.D. 1200s. The site, consisting of some 50 pueblo rooms, is owned by the Fort Lewis College Foundation for training students in archaeological field techniques.

Fort Lewis College also maintains a Field School at the Old Fort Lewis Campus outside of Durango. The site of the military Fort Lewis in the 1880s, and later the original site of Fort Lewis College, field work available there includes intensive instruction in archaeological inventory, compass and tape mapping, total station mapping, remote sensing, GPS and GIS work, and historical investigations.

Fort Lewis College also has a special cooperative program under which Anthropology undergraduates can apply to substitute the first year of the Durango-based University of Denver Four Corners Master of Social Work (MSW) program for their FLC senior undergraduate year of coursework. This allows motivated students to complete both their bachelor's and master's degrees in a total of five years. Contact the department chair for more information.

Anthropology Majors & Minors

Visit our Anthropology Department website

Interesting Anthropology courses

  • Human Biological Variation
  • Prehistory of the Southwest
  • Magic & Religion
  • Medical Anthropology

What you can do with a degree in Anthropology

Anthropology links

Art

The Fort Lewis College Art & Design Department offers a vibrant and engaging program designed
for both students who plan careers in art and those who want to expand their knowledge of the
visual world.

Art & Design at FLC

In the Art & Design Department, your curriculum will prepare you to be an active and successful artist -- however you want to define success -- in fields including art history, ceramics, digital media, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

With the guidance of mentoring faculty who are active artists themselves, you will build skills, explore concepts, employ current technologies, learn safe studio practices, and hone your professionalism. You will also grow an understanding of the power of art to reflect and shape the larger socio-cultural world.

Our small classes encourage the hands-on exchange of ideas, and collaborative projects create close working relationships with professors and other students, which together forge our uniquely tight-knit department.

And you'll be sharing your work with our vibrant campus and local art communities through frequent shows and displays in our two public art galleries in the spacious and naturally-lit Art Building, which also houses ten studio/classrooms and several specialty studios.

Art & Design Majors & Minors

Visit our Art & Design Department website

Interesting Art & Design courses

  • Visual Foundations
  • Typography
  • Art Media & Methods for Teachers
  • Digital Media

What you can do with a degree in Art & Design

  • Animator
  • Architect
  • Art therapist
  • Gallery director
  • Illustrator
  • Set designer




Athletic Training

The Fort Lewis College Athletic Training Education Program prepares students to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity.
The technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Education Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Athletic Training at FLC

Our students begin their practical studies earlier than at other schools, working hands-on with NCAA Division II athletes. We believe in instilling leadership skills and scientific knowledge through practical experiences, practicing the professional skills needed to provide the highest quality health care to patients, clients, and athletes.

Our small classes assure you'll get an individualized education from our expert faculty- not from graduate students. Our faculty work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs.

The Fort Lewis College's Athletic Training Education program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Our program is housed in Whalen Gymnasium, in our own athletic training room, where our students get real-world experience working with intercollegiate club and NCAA division II athletes in training and game settings.

Whalen Gymnasium is conveniently located adjacent to the Aquatic Center, Ray Dennison Memorial Field, Dirks Field, the Softball Complex, and the Student Life Center so our program's students can work with FLC athletes, giving our students opportunities to grow their scientific knowledge, get practical experience, and develop leadership skills.

Athletic Training Majors & Minors

Athletic Training Major

Testimonials

“Here at FLC, it's pretty cool the way you take classes and then get in the athletic training room and do it. At big universities you wouldn't get that chance right away. Here, it's really hands-on. You reinforce what you learn in the classroom, and it applies to real athletics.”
-- Jourdan Bennett-Begaye // Athletic Training student

“The Athletic Training program at Fort Lewis College is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I ever had. I can't even count all of the unique, weird, and cool injuries I was able to see. I am grateful to have been a part of a program that encourages you to grow as a student and as a person. All of that hard work you put in does pay off.”
-- Alyssa Fredericks // Alumna, Athletic Trainer with Mercy Medical Center at Durango High School

 

Visit our Athletic Training Program website

Interesting Athletic Training courses

What you can do with a degree in Athletic Training

Some of our graduates are now employed by

  • Colorado College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Kentucky Wesleyan University
  • Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango
  • Next Level Sports Performance, Golden, Colo.
  • Salt Lake City Regional Medical Center
  • Southern California Orthopedics Institute
  • University of Florida

Some of our alumni have attended graduate programs at:

  • Adams State College
  • Arkansas State University
  • Regis University
  • San Jose State University
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • West Texas A&M

Athletic Training links


Biology

The mission of the Department of Biology is to instill in our students a profound appreciation for the study of life, to enhance scientific literacy, to promote a desire for continued acquisition of scientific knowledge, and to provide the skills necessary to pursue professional positions, independent learning, and research.

Biology at FLC

The Biology Department at Fort Lewis College prepares you for many careers in biology and biology-related fields, including studies in numerous fields important to the health of the environment, nursing, and medicine. Biology is one of the largest majors at Fort Lewis College, and with the completion of the college's new Biology Wing, our students have access to modern, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

And our students use those laboratories -- meaning here you won't just study Biology, you'll DO it. In addition, our field-related courses commonly use nearby U.S. National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife lands for outdoor, field-based exercises and research. At Fort Lewis College, our focus is on undergraduate education, so our students have research and experience opportunities that are often reserved for only graduate students at larger universities. Our undergraduate researchers make real and meaningful contributions to their fields through studies, presentations at conferences and competitions, and occasionally, by having their research published.

Our small classes mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty. Because our faculty's focus is on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs.

Biology Majors & Minors

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Visit our Biology Department website

Interesting Biology courses

  • Entomology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Zoology

What you can do with a degree in Biology

What some Biology graduates are doing...

Some of our alumni are currently employed in the following positions:

  • Conservation Land Manager, La Plata County, Colorado
  • Dental Assistant, Durango, Colorado
  • District Wildlife Manager, Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, Fort Morgan, Colorado
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Namaste Health Center, Durango, Colorado
  • Environmental Consultant, Ecosphere Environmental Services, Durango, Colorado
  • Fisheries Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gunnison, Colorado
  • Nurse, U.S. Navy, San Diego, California
  • Nutritionist, Peak Wellness and Nutrition, Durango, Colorado
  • Physician's Assistant, Rebound Orthopedic and Neurosurgery, Portland, Oregon
  • Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Forest Service, Dolores, Colorado

Some of our alumni have gone on to graduate school at the following institutions:

  • Master's Degree in Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Master's of Science Program, Department of Animal Biology, School of Natural Resources, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
  • Ph.D. Program, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Professional Science Masters Program in Ecohydrology Science and Management, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
  • Veterinary Medicine Degree Program, School of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Biology links

 

Business Administration

The School of Business prepares students for positions in our complex and dynamic economy bycreating diverse learning experiences in a student-centered environment.

Business Administration at FLC

The Business Administration major provides you with a broad base of knowledge for beginning a business career that will enable maximum flexibility in positions and changes throughout your career. You'll develop a basic understanding of the social, legal, and economic environments of business, including an introduction to international business, organizational behavior, the principles of leadership and organization theory, the quantitative tools of decision-making, and the functional areas of a firm.

You'll work with academic advisors to select courses that enhance your particular interest, with an emphasis on developing a general background and a well-balanced understanding of a variety of business environments, while preparing you for a professional career or graduate school.

The School of Business Administration also plays a significant role in the economic development of the Four Corners region. In addition to internships and course-based student business assistance and service learning programs, we are home to a Small Business Development Center -- meaning you'll be honing your business skills in real and active economic settings.

Assuring you of a quality education, the FLC School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, one of fewer than one-third of U.S. business schools and only 5 percent of business schools worldwide the meet the standards of AACSB International accreditation.

Business Administration Majors & Minors

Visit our Business Administration program web page

Interesting Business Administration courses

  • Global Marketing
  • Innovation, Design & Development
  • Management & Organizational Behavior
  • New Business Venturing

What you can do with a degree in Business Administration

Connect with our Business Administration program!

Chemistry

Chemistry at FLC

In the Fort Lewis College Chemistry Department, our focus is on undergraduate chemical and biochemical education. That means our students have personalized attention in their courses from faculty who hold Ph.D.s in their respective fields. Every faculty member offers research opportunities that are often reserved for graduate students at larger universities. Our undergraduate researchers make real and meaningful contributions to their fields, including medicinal chemistry, materials synthesis, bioremediation and environmental analysis, biotechnology, medicine, and more.

Our American Chemical Society-accredited program prepares students for 21st century chemistry and biochemistry. Students and faculty in the Chemistry Department use environmentally aware green chemistry techniques and are active in developing green reaction methods.In addition to a well-rounded chemical and biochemical education, our liberal arts approach means students graduate with the skills to be lifetime learners, effective communicators, and critical thinkers, prepared to be flexible and adaptable to ever changing and rapidly evolving technological and scientific professions and jobs.

Chemistry Majors & Minors

 

 

Visit our Chemistry Department website

Interesting Chemistry courses

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Synthesis & Spectroscopy

What you can do with a degree in Chemistry

What some Chemistry graduates are doing

Some of our graduates are employed at the following companies:

  • Intel
  • Argonne National Labs
  • Los Alamos National Labs
  • Omnimark Instrument Group
  • Western Governor's Association
  • Bell Labs
  • University of Arizona
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • University of California
  • Perkin Elmer
  • Evaporated Coatings

Some of our alumni have gone on to graduate school at the following institutions:

  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Washington
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Utah
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Colorado State University
  • Arizona State University
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
  • Montana State University
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of California-San Diego

Chemistry links

 

Economics

The School of Business prepares students for positions in our complex and dynamic economy by creating diverse learning experiences in a student-centered environment.

Economics at FLC

The Economics major provides you with an understanding of economic principles underlying the business world, as well as the relationships between economics and business decision-making in the national and global economies. Economics prepares you to either continue graduate studies or to work in government and business.

We do this through small classes, active learning, personal attention from expert faculty, and a curriculum that balances theory and practical applications –- this is the School of Business Administration's proven strategy for our graduates' success building rewarding careers.

We back up that solid foundation with accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. The School of Business Administration is one of only 5 percent of business schools worldwide that hold this international honor.

Our students also get to practice their skills in real-world business settings. Internship opportunities for accounting majors abound both in the local Durango community and the Front Range cities around Denver. Our Junior Trimester Abroad and Innovative Month program formats also provide unique and affordable educational experiences to our students.

And you, too, can be ready for that world because our students make professional connections through programs such as the Beta Alpha Psi, the FLC chapter of the accounting honor society, which organizes an annual visit to Denver-area financial firms, corporations, and government agencies.

Economics Majors & Minors

Visit our Business Administration webpage

Interesting Economics courses

  • Evolution of Economic Thought
  • Economics of Crime
  • Game Theory
  • Investments & Portfolio Management

What you can do with a degree in Economics

Testimonials

The business school at Fort Lewis College taught me to value others based on integrity and character; to show compassion, courage and not be afraid of personal sacrifice. In the fall I will be attending Gonzaga University for graduate school and I will use what Fort Lewis College has taught me to propel me to greater success.
--Natalie Janes, 2012 graduate

Connect with our School of Business Administration!

Engineering

The Fort Lewis College Physics & Engineering Department prepares students for successful careers as engineers, scientists, and technologists through the skills, training, and flexibility needed to adapt to tomorrow's demands for modern, interdisciplinary careers in a rapidly changing technological society.

Engineering at FLC

Fort Lewis College offers two exciting Engineering programs. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is a unique program designed to produce broadly-trained and creative engineers who can meet the emerging challenges facing the engineering profession and our increasingly global society. This program is designed to provide a solid foundation and breadth in mathematics, basic sciences, engineering science and design, communications, humanities, and social sciences, with opportunities for discipline specific depth in Physics, Electronics and Thermal/Fluids Sciences.

The second option is a Bachelor of Science degree in the Engineering-Physics option of the Physics major. The Engineering Physics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the national organization that accredits engineering programs. This popular program combines the theory of physics with the application of engineering into an ABET accredited engineering program that prepares students to enter the high tech workforce or graduate school.

In both options, our small classes mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty. Because our expert faculty's focus is on teaching rather than research, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs. And because our focus is on undergraduate education, our students have research and experience opportunities that are often reserved for only graduate students at larger universities. At Fort Lewis College, our undergraduate researchers are undergraduate scientists, making real and meaningful contributions to their fields.

You'll also be able to participate in our chapter of Engineers Without Borders, a program that gives students the opportunity to use their engineering skills in the developing world on projects that emphasize appropriate technology and sustainability. Students study, organize, design, and assist in the construction of water and sanitation systems, and other types of projects that improve the quality of life in poor communities around the world.

Engineering Majors & Minors

Visit our Physics and Engineering Department website

Interesting Engineering courses

  • Electrical networks
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Hydraulics & Hydrology
  • Alternative Energy Systems

What you can do with a degree in Engineering

Engineering links


English

In the Fort Lewis College English Department, our students receive a thorough education in the rhetorical and aesthetic analysis of many sorts of texts, from classic literature to digital media, developing the skills needed to become sophisticated consumers and producers of both.

English at FLC

Students in the English Department study and practice written, oral, and visual communication, both utilitarian and creative, through our four options: Communications, General English, Writing, and English Education. What we're also doing, though, is exploring: the linguistic and literary history of Western culture, non-Western literature, the relationships between cultures in the Southwest, shared human values -- and the whole of human experience.

But we're not just reading about it. Learning by doing is the trademark of the English Department, with a campus radio station, a literary magazine, and a campus news magazine housed in the the college's state-of-the-art Media Center in the new Student Union. Video production and multimedia students also have exclusive access to the Digital Media Lab and Multimedia Studio.

Students also get to work and study with guest scholars, writers, and filmmakers. And they get their own professional experience through our Student Film Festival and with local, regional, and national internships -- including work on Cutthroat, an international literary magazine.

English Majors & Minors

Visit our English Department website

Interesting English courses

  • Interactive Media Production
  • Native American Literature
  • Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Playwriting

What you can do with a degree in English

English links

Environmental Studies

The Fort Lewis College Environmental Studies program builds on traditional disciplines in the sciences (such as biology and geology), the social sciences (such as sociology and political science), and the humanities (such as literature and philosophy). Students synthesize what they learn in these disciplines and apply that knowledge to real-world problem solving, making the program dynamic and highly relevant in a world faced with social and environmental challenges that are inextricably interrelated.

Environmental Studies at FLC

The Environmental Studies program at Fort Lewis College strives for a broad understanding of the relationships between humans and the environment. Here, you'll explore and cultivate the skills necessary to search for long-term, sustainable solutions on the local, regional, national, and international levels to environmental problems such as climate change, population growth, energy and peak oil, resource shortages, loss of biodiversity, and unsustainable production and development.

Fort Lewis College's location in the American Southwest's Four Corners region -- a crossroads of deserts, canyon lands, and mountains -- is the ideal setting for studying issues such as energy production, local farming, water conservation, natural resource management, national parks, public policy, land use, urban planning, and more. Also, our proximity of four Native American nations offers significant opportunities to study environmental issues on tribal lands.

Our small classes and our strength in field-based, experiential education mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty and exposure to environmental professionals from various entities. Because our faculty's focus is on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs

Environmental Studies Majors & Minors

Testimonials

The major has diverse courses from many points of view and real world experience in the internship and colloquium classes. Studying in Durango is special because it sits at the intersection of the desert and the Rocky Mountains. It's a beautiful place to study environmental issues and people take the environment seriously here.
-- recent graduate of the Environmental Studies program

 

Visit our Environmental Studies program website

Interesting Environmental Studies courses

  • Conservation Biology
  • People and the Planet
  • Weather & Climate
  • Cultural Ecology of the Southwest

What you can do with a degree in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies links

Exercise Science

Exercise Science at FLC

The Exercise Science program at Fort Lewis College hones professional skills and scientific knowledge through meaningful research, engaging classroom discussions, and practical real-world experiences that prepare students for graduate study and careers in teaching, coaching, administration, personal training, physical therapy, and other athletic, recreation, fitness, and wellness professions.

Our students begin their clinical studies earlier than at other schools, using professional equipment in our Human Performance Laboratory. We also offer opportunities for teaching in area public schools, working as personal trainers in the Student Life Center, and developing exercise programs for real-world clients through our "client project."

Exercise Science Majors & Minors

Testimonials

I'm thankful for all the faculty at Fort Lewis College for all of the help they gave me when I attended. Having worked at a university and talking to many, many people who've graduated with Exercise Science degrees, I feel that FLC prepared me better than most other schools. When there's a chance to recommend FLC's Exercise Science program, I do.
-- Jason Cork, Exercise Science alum, 2007, assistant coach of USA World Cup cross country team

The best thing about being an Exercise Science student is all the knowledgeable professors. They are easy to approach and engage with. I also enjoy the hands-on experiences generated in the various classes.
-- Shea Sena, Exercise Science major

 


Visit our Exercise Science Department website

Interesting Exercise Science courses

  • Kinesiology & Biomechanics
  • Nutrition Fitness & Sport
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology

What you can do with a degree in Exercise Science

What some Exercise Science graduates are doing

Some of our alumni are currently employed at the following companies:

  • 877 The Ticket
  • Adaptive Sports Iowa
  • Bayfield High School
  • Colorado Rapids
  • Colorado Rush Soccer Club
  • Eastridge Elementary School
  • Pueblo of Pojoaque Wellness Center
  • St. Columba School
  • Southern Ute Community Action Program

Some of our alumni have gone on to graduate school at the following institutions:

  • Arkansas State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Long Beach State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Pacific University
  • Texas State University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Miami
  • University of Montana

Connect with Exercise Science!

Exercise Science links

Gender and Women's Studies

Informed by feminist and other critical theories inside and outside of academia, the Gender & Women's Studies Department is committed to honest and productive examinations regarding the key role of gender in social, political and economic arenas. Through their study of gender, our students analyze how the intersection of race, class, sexuality and other identities serve to construct and maintain global and local dominant frameworks of inequality and serve to limit access to resources and power.

Gender & Women's Studies at FLC

In the Gender & Women's Studies program, you'll engage in deep and fascinating discussions about masculinity, women's equality, human sexuality, and human sexual orientation in history, society, and culture. You'll also work closely with faculty and your fellow students exploring the interplay of race, class, and gender in the the unequal access to resources and power that persists in the world.

Central to a Gender & Women's Studies program is respect for diversity, a concern for social justice, and a dedication to alternative ways of self-expression, conducting research, and working in the world -- training you for careers where addressing social inequality is important, and preparing you to be an agent of change in your personal and professional lives.

Our small classes mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty. Because our faculty's focus is on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs.

Gender & Women's Studies Majors & Minors

Visit the Gender and Women's Studies Program website

Interesting Gender and Women's Studies courses

  • Women in America to 1848
  • Anthropology of Gender
  • Native American Gender Issues
  • Women, Art & Visual Culture

What you can do with a degree in G&WS

Gender and Womens Studies links

Geosciences

The Fort Lewis College Department of Geosciences is dedicated to the advancement of the earth
sciences through education, public outreach and scholarly activities. Professors in our department
are enthusiastic teachers and experts in a wide variety of geological subdisciplines. Because of the
diversity and excellence of the geology in southwestern Colorado, the department emphasizes
field work, and field trips are an integral part of most courses.

Geosciences at FLC

When you live where we do -- where the southern Rocky Mountains meet the Southwest's deserts and canyons -- your geology textbooks and geoscience laboratories are all around you. That means that our Geosciences Department is endowed with one of the finest natural laboratories in the United States, offering our students unparalleled field experiences.

One of the best reasons for studying the geosciences at FLC though, is that you'll benefit from resources and faculty expertise typically only found at a large university, but with the friendly, caring attitude of a small institution. At Fort Lewis College our focus is on undergraduate education, so our students have research and experience opportunities that are often reserved for only graduate students at bigger schools. As an undergraduate researcher here, you'll make valuable and meaningful contributions to the earth sciences through real-world research.

Geosciences Majors & Minors

Visit our Geosciences Department website

Interesting Geosciences courses

  • Economic Mineral Deposits
  • Engineering Geology
  • Groundwater
  • Field Geology I and II
  • Research Methods

What you can do with a degree in Geology

Geosciences links


History

History at FLC

The study of history promotes tolerance between peoples, and helps make the world and our lives more intelligible. We are wiser for knowing that our belief systems, institutions, and conflicts have their roots in the past. Through the exploration of our own national experience and the history of western civilization, our History students gain a deeper understanding of the historic foundations underlying the challenges we face in our own time.

In our History Department, wide and critical reading will broaden your knowledge and experience. You will also develop the skills to organize material, ask critical questions, and produce effective writing -- all of which are vital for working with historical sources. You will also have close interactions with faculty, probing in-class discussions, and individual teaching and advising that foster the development of these skills.

History Majors & Minors

Visit the History Department website

Interesting History courses

  • Wilderness in America
  • History of the Vietnam War
  • Latin America Since Independence
  • Rise & Fall of the Soviet Union
  • Archival Theory & Practice
  • Tolerance & Persecution in the Middle Ages
  • Ancient Greece

What you can do with a degree in History

History links

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies at Fort Lewis College is a broad, multi-disciplinary major in the humanities and social sciences. We stress flexibility and freedom, letting students tailor their college work toward exploration and broad cultural grounding, with the goals of becoming comfortable with the challenge of working across the borders of traditional academic disciplines, learning to see ideas and event

Liberal Studies at FLC

Liberal Studies majors are putting ideas together in new ways. They compare and contrast different perspectives. They see the big picture. That's why our program gives you a wide breadth of knowledge in many different subjects. It allows you to explore a broad range of similar interests or complement one area of passion with another.

In the Liberal Studies program, you will develop skills that will allow you to gather, categorize, and implement approaches to difficult problems; understand and analyze complex concepts and to arrive at sound, defensible judgments and decisions; and organize information, draw inferences, write persuasively, and fashion memorable presentations.

The emphasis we place on academic exploration and creative combinations of disparate fields gives you the opportunity to pursue multiple interests as you define and refine your academic and life goals. More than job training, Liberal Studies is a means of quickening your conscience, while giving you an impetus toward community action and civic duty. It is also simply a way of satisfying the archetypal impetus of human curiosity, satisfying the urge to know in different ways. 

Most of all, though, it is a way to challenge yourself to engage the biggest questions of all: Why are we here? What do our lives mean?

Liberal Studies Majors & Minors

Visit our Liberal Studies Program website

Interesting Liberal Studies courses

  • Human Biological Variation
  • Native American Literature
  • Philosophies of Feminism
  • Research in Human Origins

What you can do with a degree in Liberal Studies

  • Author
  • Family counselor
  • Historian
  • Lawyer
  • Police officer

Liberal Studies links

Marketing

The Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration prepares students for positions in our complex and dynamic economy by creating diverse learning experiences in a student-centered environment.

Marketing at FLC

The Marketing major emphasizes the performance of business activities designed to plan, price, promote, and distribute goods and services to satisfy consumer needs and wants. The study of marketing recognizes the large proportion of the consumer dollar allocated to marketing, thus creating vast opportunities for graduates in this field.

Careers in marketing may be pursued in industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations, in such areas as purchasing, marketing research, sales, advertising, retailing, sales promotion, product management, public relations, physical distribution, and consumer affairs.

Students in our Marketing program learn in small, personal, and active classes while engaging in a curriculum that balances theory and practical applications. It also lays down an academic foundation that enables students to pursue either graduate study or immediate careers.

And the School of Business Administration's accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International - one of only 5 percent of business schools worldwide that hold this international honor - means our students have an assurance of both a top-quality education and recognition of that quality from future employers.

Marketing Majors & Minors

Testimonials

The School of Business at Fort Lewis has provided me both the education and the tools necessary to be a successful business professional. Not only did Fort Lewis provide hands-on, real world experience that I am utilizing in my career today, it also taught me the values of teamwork, how to react in an International Business setting, and how to solve complex problems in an effective and efficient manner. I can truly say that attending the School of Business has had a positive impact on my life, and I wouldn't be where I am today without this invaluable education experience.
--Nick Frizzell, Brand Safety Specialist, SpotXchange, Denver, CO

 

Visit the Marketing Department website

Interesting Marketing courses

  • Advertising & Public Relations
  • Global Marketing
  • Management & Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing in the Cruise Industry

What you can do with a degree in Marketing

Marketing links

Mathematics

The Fort Lewis College Mathematics Department fosters critical thinking and problem solving skills, preparing students for teaching, technical careers, and professions in a world where numerical proficiency is becoming ever more vital.

Mathematics at FLC

The Mathematics Department at Fort Lewis College is a fun, bright group of scholars who care about each other's success in mathematics. Our department isn't just about solving problems - it's about asking questions. Together we find both the why and how of math.

The Mathematics major is a solid introduction to all aspects of mathematics. It helps you prepare for the exciting challenges of today and tomorrow. Additionally, for those students who are undecided about a career, a Mathematics major proves an excellent background in critical thinking and problem solving.

Our small classes mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty. Because our faculty's focus is on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs.

Mathematics Majors & Minors

Testimonials

The math department at FLC offered me great opportunities and exciting learning experiences. My professors challenged and supported me and pointed me towards various conferences, REU programs, and research topics to further broaden my learning outside the classroom. The classes themselves were so much fun, and though they became ever more challenging over the 4 years, they only became only more interesting and exciting. Since the classes were small, my peers and I developed strong connections and helped each other throughout the 4 years.
--Sarah Terrill, Engineering Technician, QEP Resources, Denver, CO

Visit the Mathematics Department website

Interesting Mathematics courses

  • Algebraic Structures
  • History of Mathematics
  • Matrices & Linear Algebra
  • Topics in Number Theory

What you can do with a degree in Mathematics

Mathematics links

Music

The Fort Lewis College Department of Music is committed to the philosophy that the arts enrich both the human mind and spirit, and its faculty is dedicated to fostering artistic and intellectual development throughout the campus and surrounding communities.

Music at FLC

Whether you're looking for a career in music or just want to deepen your appreciation of music, you'll find what you want and more in the Fort Lewis College Music Department. Fort Lewis College is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and we offer tuition scholarships for qualified Music majors.

Degrees in Jazz Studies, Music Business, Music Performance, Music Education, and General Music let you pursue your passions while preparing you to succeed in today's musical world as a performer, educator, promoter, or producer. And our small classes mean you get an individualized attention from our expert faculty.

We also believe that the best learning is by doing. That's why we have quality and popular concert venues on campus. The 600-seat Community Concert Hall is one the largest live-performance halls in the region, hosting campus, local, regional, and national music and dance acts. The Jan Carl Roshong Recital Hall is an intimate performance setting featuring frequent student and faculty recitals, and master classes with professionals and visiting performers.

Music Majors & Minors

Visit the Music Department website

Interesting Music courses

  • Conducting
  • Music History
  • Orchestration
  • Theory & Musicianship

What you can do with a degree in Music

Music links


Native American & Indigenous Studies

The Fort Lewis College Native American & Indigenous Studies Program provides challenging core and interdisciplinary coursework that furthers the goals of Native selfdetermination, community development, and individual coping skills in Indian Country and in the evolving arena of NAIS.

Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) at FLC

Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS)offers an interdisciplinary, comparative, and ultimately transformative approach to the study of the historical, political, social, and on-going experiences of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and indigenous people worldwide.

In the NAIS program, we build on the exciting possibilities found in the values of Native communities and global indigenous thought. Our curriculum prepares you to participate in the Indian self-determination processes in many fields and in a variety of careers in or near Indian Country, with a special orientation toward the cultural, social, political, and economic aspirations and potential of America's and the world's indigenous peoples.

The concepts and methodologies in the NAIS program gives you the background and skills to work for tribal government, schools, indigenous enterprises, and a variety of careers benefiting indigenous communities -- or anyplace that needs quality information and understandings of Native peoples, skills in personal and media communications, understandings of policy issues and economic conditions, and a vision of the role of tribal cultures in inter-ethnic environments.

Native American & Indigenous Studies Majors and Minors

Visit the NAIS Department website

Interesting NAIS courses

  • Development of U.S. Indian Policy
  • History of American Indians in Film
  • Native American in the Modern World
  • Tribal Preservation

What you can do with a degree in NAIS

NAIS links

Philosophy

The Fort Lewis College Philosophy Department familiarizes students with traditional and contemporary philosophical thought in moral, social, and political philosophy; metaphysics; and epistemology. Our mission is to develop thinking that is critical, rigorous, and fair-minded, and to enable students to identify the underlying assumptions of their own and others’ viewpoints. We also encourage students to develop a mature, nuanced conception of themselves and the world and to appreciate the importance of philosophical understanding for a responsible and reflective life.

Philosophy at FLC

The study of philosophy explores the fascinating range of theories and worldviews that have been offered in humankind's attempt to comprehend reality. Majoring in philosophy is a good choice for many students, but especially those planning on graduate work in the humanities, a law degree, or an MBA. Many students even find it worthwhile to double major in philosophy and another field, such Philosophy and Biology as preparation for medical school.

Courses at Fort Lewis College cover both western philosophy and many non-western traditions. The program provides a strong grounding in the history of philosophy, while acquainting students with contemporary theories and approaches in all four major areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and logic.

Philosophy classes here at Fort Lewis College encourage lively debate among students and professors over issues most central to our lives. The Philosophy Club sponsors numerous receptions, talks, and events. We also offer exciting off-campus experiences to students interested in combining philosophy with adventurous trips abroad.

Our small classes mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty. Because our faculty's focus is on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs.

Philosophy Majors & Minors

Testimonials

In a practical sense, the philosophy program encouraged me to develop critical reasoning and effective communication skills. Within months of graduating, I was found full time work in hospitality management; an achievement I credit largely to the skills I learned as a philosophy major at FLC. Classroom discussion about ancient Greek philosophy might seem far from pleasing guests in a hotel, but the skill involved in carefully and compassionately listening to what a classmate thinks about Plato is identical to listening to a customer's needs so that superior service can be provided. Undoubtedly, the philosophy program at FLC encouraged me to develop valuable skills for the workplace, but the small and personal nature of the department afforded me much more.
--Ryan Michael Murphy, pursuing graduate degree at San Francisco State University

View our Philosophy Department website

Interesting Philosophy courses

  • Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind & Language

What you can do with a degree in Philosophy

Philosophy links

Physics

The Fort Lewis College Physics program prepares students to enter graduate school in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics, and to pursue scientific, technical, or teaching careers in a wide variety of industries and schools. Our graduates have the skills, training, and flexibility to adapt to tomorrow's demands for modern, interdisciplinary careers in a rapidly changing technological society.

Physics at FLC

Physics is the cornerstone of all the natural sciences, probing the physical laws underlying all physical processes. It is this sense of the role physicists play in a modern, technological global society that drives us to instill in our students a strong grounding in mathematics and physics, while being immersed in an atmosphere of a broad, liberal education in the humanities and social sciences.

We prepare students for successful careers as engineers, scientists, technologists, and graduate scholars. Students leave our program with the skills, training, and flexibility to adapt to tomorrow's demands for modern, interdisciplinary careers in a rapidly changing technological society. Your guarantee is that our program is accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology -- the mark of a top-quality physics education.

We do this through small classes, meaning you get an individualized education from our expert faculty. And because our expert faculty's focus is on teaching rather than research, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs. Also, because our focus is on undergraduate education, our students have research and experience opportunities that are often reserved for only graduate students at larger universities. At Fort Lewis College, our undergraduate researchers are undergraduate scientists, making real and meaningful contributions to their fields.

You'll also be able to participate in our chapter of Engineers Without Borders, a program that gives students the opportunity to use their engineering skills in the developing world on projects that emphasize appropriate technology and sustainability. Students study, organize, design, and assist in the construction of water and sanitation systems, and other types of projects that improve the quality of life in poor communities around the world.

Physics Majors & Minors

Visit the Physics Department website

Interesting Physics courses

  • Electric Networks
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Optics
  • Quantum Mechanics

What you can do with a degree in Physics

  • Astronomer
  • Engineer
  • Medical researcher
  • Research & development specialist
  • Teacher

Physics links

Political Science

The Fort Lewis College Political Science Department develops students' confidence and experience in critical analysis, speaking, and writing through in-class and student-centered activities that encourage critical exploration and evaluation of political and governmental systems, both in the United States and internationally. Because of our unique location, and our institutional mission to Native American education, the Political Science curriculum also incorporates issues and perspectives unique to Native American communities and the Four Corners region, offering students an exceptional opportunity to engage in cross-cultural dialogue while analyzing and evaluating regional policy issues.

Political Science at FLC

Politics fuel our communities, and political science seeks to understand those complex social phenomena. The study of political science shapes citizens and leaders who think independently, communicate effectively, and navigate successfully in a multicultural and ever-changing world. A Political Science major prepares students for graduate school or law school, as well as careers in journalism, international affairs, elementary and secondary education, and government.

The Fort Lewis College Political Science Department engages students in this exciting world through classes and student-centered activities that critically explore and evaluate politics and governments both in the United States and internationally. Students also can earn real-world experience through a variety of internships with public interest groups, in legal offices, and as legislative aides to elected officials on the local and state levels.

Our small classes mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty. Because our faculty's focus is on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs.

Political Science Majors & Minors

Testimonials

"Most of my efforts in the department were . . . studying law. This time was amazingly instructive in the development of my own counter-narrative. I have learned a great deal and am enthused to continue this education.
--Amanda (Margot) Newman, currently attending law school at Indiana University

"I just wanted you to know how much of an effect you have on students, even after they leave your classroom and the political science program. It is truly appreciated. I would not be the person I am today without my political science classes at Fort Lewis College."

--Britany Schaffer, currently attending law school at the University of New Mexico

Visit our Political Science Department website


Interesting Political Science courses

  • Middle East Politics
  • Water Politics and Policy
  • The American Presidency
  • Global Environmental Politics

What you can do with a degree in Political Science

  • Attorney
  • Educator (High School/College and University)
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • International Non-Profit Administrator
  • Public Policy Analyst with Government or Private Business

Learn more about careers in Political Science

What some Political Science graduates are doing

Recent political science graduates are involved in a number of careers, including business, politics, government service, the armed forces, law, criminal justice, and efforts to work for both international and domestic peace and justice.

Some recent graduates are attending, or have completed, the following graduate programs and law schools:

  • Louisiana State University, American Political Theory
  • Northern Arizona University, Graduate Studies in Political Science
  • University of Arizona Law School
  • University of California San Diego Law School
  • University of Colorado Denver, Public Policy and Administration
  • University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • University of Maryland, Master in Public Policy Program
  • University of New Mexico Law School
  • University of Vermont, Political Science


Psychology

The Psychology Department is provides top-quality education in the diverse content of modern American Psychology. We emphasize the skills of clear writing, critical evaluation, effective speaking, computer literacy, research competence, and knowledge acquisition, and we support holistic development and an appreciation for the power of education. We offer a modern, broad, liberal arts-oriented curriculum tailored to the needs of today’s world, the current job market, and the ever changing demands of the profession.

Psychology at FLC

Fort Lewis College's Department of Psychology offers a creative and practical curriculum tailored to the needs of today's job market and the ever-changing demands of the profession. We offer small, unique courses, and hands-on learning through laboratory, field, and clinical research. Students also can study in Asia and Europe, practice clinical psychology at a California state hospital, and present papers at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association conferences -- experiences that prepare you for graduate programs and successful careers. 

Our small classes also mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty. Because our faculty's focus is on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs.

Our research program, field exercises, and co-op opportunities also offer extensive first-hand experiences with real-world phenomena while under the direct supervision of experts. We provide numerous laboratory, field and clinical research activities, and all students are encouraged to pursue original research in a number of courses.

Psychology Majors & Minors

Visit our Psychology Department website

Interesting Psychology courses

  • Child Psychology
  • Group Dynamics
  • Human Memory & Cognition
  • Psychological Testing

What you can do with a degree in Psychology

  • Advertising executive
  • Data analysis
  • Health services
  • Mental health counselor
  • Occupational therapist
  • Police officer
  • Public relations
  • Special education
  • Wilderness therapy counselor/field instructor
  • Learn more about careers in Psychology (PDF)

What some Psychology graduates are doing

Some of our alumni are currently employed in the following fields and positions:

  • Admissions counselor/academic advisor positions
  • Animal control/animal behavior programs
  • Data analysis positions
  • Health services
  • Nonprofit programs (youth services, family services, domestic violence, etc)
  • Psychology technician/entry level mental health worker
  • Public relations positions
  • Recreational services positions
  • Special education
  • Wilderness therapy counselor/field instructor

Some of our alumni have gone on to graduate school at the following institutions:

  • Doctoral program at Claremont University, Applied Social
  • Doctoral program at Northern Arizona University, Counseling
  • Doctoral program at Pacific University, Clinical
  • Doctoral program at Tufts University, Developmental
  • Doctoral program at University of Alaska, Clinical-Community Counseling
  • Law school at Gonzaga University
  • Master's program at California State University, Fullerton, Rehabilitation counseling
  • Master's program at Loyola University, Counseling Psychology
  • Master's program at New York University, International Studies
  • Master's program at University of California, Santa Barbara, Music Therapy

Psychology links


Public Health

The Fort Lewis College Public Health Program aims to get students actively working in the health of their communities without going through the rigors of a medical degree. A major in Public Health is a useful mix of various fields of study including medicine, economics, sociology, anthropology, mathematics, communications, and psychology.

Public Health at FLC

Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and researching into disease and injury prevention. Public health practitioners teach and train people to keep themselves healthy to avoid the need for medical treatment.

You can help your community right away in Public Health. In a time when more and more people find themselves unable to afford health care and do the things needed to have healthy families, there is a growing demand for professionals trained in the field of public health.

The Public Health degree program at Fort Lewis College is composed of a core of courses that covers a basic public health curriculum, and additional courses that give students the ability to pursue areas of interest in allied health, environmental health, and the psychoosocial foundations of health. All options culminate in hands-on public health service learning experiences that prepare students to step into public health careers.

Public Health Majors & Minors

Testimonials

I am proud to be one of the first Public Health students to graduate in the state of Colorado. Choosing this major has opened unexpected doors for me: from taking time to learn about global health issues on a school trip to Africa, to broadening my scope of possibility in combination with my other major, Spanish, I know that my education here has been wildly unique and I am so grateful for that. I look forward to attending nursing school in a couple of years with the knowledge I acquired through the Public Health program at Fort Lewis College.
---Mackenzie Morgan, Public Health major

Visit our Public Health Department website

Interesting Public Health courses

  • Communicable & Chronic Disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health
  • People & the Planet

What you can do with a degree in Public Health

  • Environmental health manager
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health policy analyst
  • International health specialist
  • Public health nurse

Public Health links

Sociology & Human Services

The Fort Lewis Sociology/Human Services Department teaches critical understanding of the daily events affecting our world, and encourages caring and active change for the welfare of others. Students in our program link their academic studies, interests, and goals with community experience, graduating with hundreds of hours of valuable practical experience working closely with community professionals and activists.

Sociology/Human Services at FLC

At Fort Lewis College, you can work for change while you're in school. In the Sociology/Human Services program, you'll learn to think critically about the world you live in and the daily events you read about in the news. It is through the study of sociology that we learn how our lives and ideas are shaped by the larger social world. Additionally, sociology helps us recognize how we participate in the construction of the social world. You'll also find ways to work for the welfare of others and to create change. And you won't just be learning how to do this from books: You'll be in the community making it happen. The experiences you gain through Block Internship, Mexico, Community Services, and Service Learning programs will help you find meaningful employment or get admitted into graduate school.

Students with degrees in Sociology/Human Services pursue careers in a wide range of professions, including law, social work, community planning, law enforcement, corrections, probation, social research, and human services. Our graduates have also followed their passions in a variety of non-profit organizations involved in at-risk youth, environmental campaigns, immigrant rights, affordable housing, and health care. Others have continued on to post-graduate and professional schools.

Sociology/Human Services majors complete a common core of Sociology classes which incorporate theory, writing, and service learning courses. Students are also able to choose from a variety of classes that emphasize their interests. Throughout your studies, our small classes also mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty. Because our faculty's focus is on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs.

Sociology/Human Services Majors & Minors

Testimonial

Sociology helped, guided, and at times, forced me to understand and contemplate the riddle of the lived experience. The chaos of the world doesn't feel as ominous and massive now because I have gained skills which have allowed me to see the patterns throughout history and all of its facets of society…I feel more prepared than others because sociology has encouraged me to live within the contradictions and paradoxes of the lived experience. – Alexandira Whitten, 2012 graduate

Visit our Sociology/Human Services Department website

Interesting Sociology courses

  • Mind, Self, and Society
  • Ecology and Society
  • Social Change
  • The Social Construction of Sexuality
  • Theories of Social & Personal Life

What you can do with a degree in Sociology/Human Services

Sociology/Human Services links

Spanish

Spanish at FLC

The Modern Languages Department promotes international understanding through excellence in foreign language instruction. Our faculty all have native or near-native fluency in the languages they teach, and they employ the most up-to-date methods to teach communication skills effectively.

Students who major or minor in foreign languages can choose careers in a variety of fields, including international business, the Foreign Service, translation and interpretation, teaching, or social work. Many of our majors continue their studies at the graduate level in areas such as cultural studies, linguistics, and literature. Others use their language expertise to pursue advanced degrees in law, medicine, and other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Spanish Majors & Minors

Visit our Modern Languages Department website

Interesting Spanish courses

  • Chicano Literature
  • Hispanic Cultures & Civilizations
  • Spanish Conversation & Composition
  • Survey of Spanish Literature

What you can do with a degree in Spanish

Spanish links

Teacher Education

Teacher Education at FLC

The Fort Lewis College Teacher Education Department offers a teacher licensure program designed to enable students to qualify for a Colorado teaching license. The Teacher Education Department endeavors to attract individuals with a high potential for successfully completing teacher preparation courses and fieldwork. The program makes it possible for undergraduate students to complete both a bachelor's degree and qualify for a teaching license within four academic years. Students holding a Bachelor's Degree may enter our Post-baccalaureate Program and complete and licensure program.

The Teacher Education Department serves the long-term interests of a global society by preparing effective teachers who celebrate learning, value diversity and excellence, promote creative and critical thinking, and are compassionate and reflective. We are also committed to preparing Native American and Latino educators, striving to enhance educational opportunities for under-represented groups.

Teacher Education Majors & Minors

To see courses for other education-related majors, please choose the major of the content (e.g. Mathematics).

Testimonials

The Fort Lewis Teacher Education Department has allowed my the wonderful opportunity to work with amazing individuals who have made it their life goal to give back to the profession that they love. I have been fortunate enough to be able to work with the education department's members one-on-one and really felt valued as a fellow teacher. I still communicate with them today about my teaching experiences and we continue to grow and work together to become better educators.
--Brian Geisinger, high school math instructor

The Teacher Education Department at Fort Lewis College has created a close knit relationship with the local school system that is second to none. That relationship presented me the opportunity to get to know potential employers and coworkers on a deeper level than is provided from a typical Teacher Education program, which in turn led to a full time position right out of school. The exposure to multiple educational settings prepared me to be successful in a multitude of positions in the field.
--Dreher Robertson, high school advisor

 

View our Teacher Education Department website

Interesting Teacher Education courses

  • Education: Global Perspectives
  • Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Instructional Equality
  • Children's Literature
  • Technology in Education

What you can do with a degree in Teacher Education

  • Certified teacher in public or private schools
  • ESL instructor
  • International educator
  • School counselor
  • Special education teacher

Learn more about careers in Teacher Education (PDF)

Teacher Education links

Theatre

With a unique multidisciplinary and multicultural approach toward performance, the Fort Lewis College Theatre Department provides an exciting and innovative theatre arts program that allows students to reach beyond the college campus, extending regionally, nationally, and internationally, and gives students the opportunity to fully explore their potential as creative, productive, articulate, and humane contributors to society.

Theatre at FLC

In theater, having experience is vital for both graduate schools or jobs. That's why at Fort Lewis College, you don't just study theatre -- you act, direct, write, design, create, and perform. And because our expert and professional faculty's focus is on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open and being involved in their students' progress, assuring you an individualized learning experience.

And our emphasis is on experience. The Theatre Department at Fort Lewis College pursues an exciting and innovative curriculum stressing collaborative hands-on skill-building, experiential learning, innovative and broad production programming, professional guest artist engagements, and national and international internship opportunities.

For more than 50 years, the Theatre Building and its Mainstage Theatre have been the center for campus drama and performing arts, hosting frequent faculty- and student-directed shows, student productions, and class projects. The building features classrooms, two theatres, a prop room and a set-building facility.

Theatre Majors & Minors

Visit our Theatre Department website

Interesting Theatre courses

  • Asian Performance
  • Make-up & Costume Design
  • Playwriting
  • Stage Technology

What you can do with a degree in Theatre

Theatre links