There are several reasons why you should carefully consider studying psychology at Fort Lewis College.
The psychology curriculum is modern, broad, liberal arts-oriented and tailored to the needs of today’s students, the current job market and the ever changing demands of the profession. The core courses provide the basic concepts and skills needed by all psychology majors, but course options allow some specialization. Independent Studies and Special Topics courses give the faculty the opportunity to cover new topics as they see fit. Further flexibility is built into the curriculum by means of the psychology electives which require each student to select a group of related courses which will better prepare him or her for future career and educational options.
Our research program, field exercises and co-op opportunities provide each student with extensive first hand experiences with “real life” phenomena while under the direct supervision of experts. Laboratory, field and clinical research activities are numerous and students are encouraged to pursue original research in a number of courses. A senior seminar provides students with a format in which to present their work to colleagues. Lively discussions often characterize this course.
The psychology majors at Fort Lewis College will find their psychology professors dedicated to teaching. Although most psychology professors maintain research activities in their specialty areas, they view research as complementary to teaching. Small classes enable them to give their students a considerable amount of individual attention and guidance. Several psychology faculty members have enjoyed the reputation of being among the best teachers in the institution. Three faculty members have been named “Featured Scholars” by Fort Lewis College, and another received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship. All faculty members are active contributors to the field of psychology.
Although demanding, students consistently rate their psychology professors as motivating, challenging, informative and fair.