So many roads

FLC faculty member Megan Wrona standing with graduating student Cheyenne Bellarosa

Approaching the job market

Your BA in Psychology from FLC will serve you well. Psychology provides a foundation for much of what we do in just about any workplace. For careers as varied as marketing and mental health case management, your BA will support your résumé. Your faculty may be able to provide excellent insights into the kinds of directions that best support your interests.

Graduate studies for clinical work

To work in most kinds of mental health counseling, you’ll need at least a MA. You could go a number of directions. The three main tracks are social work (MSW), counseling, where if you pursue licensing, you’ll become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or to continue with Psychology through a Master’s degree or Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). Consider consulting your faculty for more specifics about the different graduate options as you decide which path is best for you.

Popular regional MA programs

Including Colorado MSW programs

Most of these programs involve a limited amount of time in on-campus work.

Fast-track Colorado MSW program

Get your BA and your Masters in Social Work in five years

Fort Lewis College and University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work Cooperative Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program

The program is open for application by FLC undergraduates majoring in Psychology, Sociology and Human Services, Criminology and Justice Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Public Health, and Anthropology. Students must meet specific admission criteria.

How it works

For the first three years, you are an undergraduate paying tuition to Fort Lewis College. During this time, you’ll complete your Liberal Arts Core requirements and the courses required for your major.

In the fourth year, you’ll enroll in DU’s Four Corners MSW program. You’ll take all your courses in Durango, Colorado. At the end of the fourth year, your DU credits are transferred back to FLC to complete your BA with an August graduation date.

In the fifth year, you are a DU GSSW graduate student. You are awarded your MSW at the end of that year.

The DU program is cohort based on a two-year cycle. Cooperative program students are only admitted at the beginning of each cohort.

Taking classes

The courses offered during the academic year are taught using a variety of technologies: summer intensive courses are taught on-site in the Four Corners region, classes are simulcast and broadcast from Denver, and you’ll take online and hybrid courses.

Both GSSW faculty and local adjunct faculty teach the on-site classes. Students and instructors have online access to the University of Denver Penrose Library.

Academic standards

A full-time Durango-based faculty member serves as site director and offers a local presence, coordinating all aspects of the program. Coordination with a Denver-based Distance Education Director ensures that all aspects of the program are integrated between the University of Denver campus and the on-site Four Corners program.

Get more info from DU

What our alumni are up to

Careers of Recent Graduates Graduate Programs Attended
  • Behavior management specialist
  • Case manager with state or county
  • Customer service specialist in banking
  • Data analyst
  • Dolphin assisted therapy
  • Family Center director
  • Dog Training and Care
  • Massage therapy
  • Peace Corps
  • Probation and parole
  • Forensic therapist
  • Psychology technician at a mental hospital
  • Public relations
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Wilderness field instructor (Open Sky)
  • Youth services case manager
  • Fort Lewis Counseling Center
  • Admissions Counselor
  • American Indian Graduate Center
  • Arizona State University
  • Claremont University
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • Michigan State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • San Diego State
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California at Davis
  • University of Denver
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Utah State University
  • Western Michigan University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Washington

*If you are an FLC psych alumnus, please email your favorite psych professor to let us know what you're doing now - we would love to hear from you!

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