Welcome to the Psychology Department

There are several excellent reasons why you might want to study psychology at Fort Lewis College.

The psychology curriculum is modern, broad, 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 for specialization. Flexibility is built into the curriculum so that each student can select individual classes and/or groups of related courses that will best prepare them for their future career and educational options.

Our research programs ;and practical opportunities provide each student with first-hand experiences with “real life” phenomena while under the direct supervision of our faculty and community partners. Field and research activities are part of the curriculum as students pursue original research and have a chance to present their work to colleagues at conferences such as RMPA. Students will not find as many of these immersive experiences in psychology at any other school in the State.


The psychology majors at Fort Lewis College will find their psychology professors dedicated to teaching. Although psychology professors maintain research activities in their specialty areas, they view research as complementary to teaching. Small classes enable professors to give their students a considerable amount of individual attention and guidance. Psychology faculty members have enjoyed the reputation of being among the best teachers in the institution, with winners of major college awards including Featured Scholars, Alice Admire and New Faculty teaching awards, and FLC Achievement Awards.

Check out our newest Psychology Student Club at FLC: The Indigenous Society of Psychologists (ISP)