Why we do what we do
Studying psychology at FLC means you get a modern, broad curriculum that helps you answer the question: Why do we do what we do? It includes learning the foundational skills consistent with the expectations of the field, as well as the opportunity for you to tailor the program to your interests and goals.
You’ll get first-hand experience in research and clinical practices with direct guidance and mentorship from our faculty and community partners. Clinical and research activities are part of the curriculum as you design and complete original research, and present your work to colleagues at conferences such as the Rocky Mountain Psychology Association annual convention. You won’t find this degree of practical experience and professional mentorship at any other program in the state.
You’ll find that students are the priority for our Psychology department faculty. Small classes give our faculty the chance to give you individualized attention and guidance. And while faculty maintain research activities in their specialty areas, the department culture prioritizes teaching such that your professors’ research projects become opportunities for you.
Psychology faculty members enjoy the reputation of being among the best teachers in the institution, with winners of major college and community awards including Featured Scholar, the Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award, the Ginny Hutchins Teaching Award for New Faculty, Best Educator in Durango, and the FLC Achievement Award.