Academics at Fort Lewis College

Special academic programs

Common Reading Experience

The Common Reading Experience (CRE) invites our campus and community to share an intellectual experience by reading one book and joining together to discuss the book in several classes and events. 

Freshman Math Program

Designed to help you achieve your goals for higher education by helping you develop mathematical skills and thinking, to increase confidence in your abilities, and to inspire you to pursue math with enthusiasm.

International Programs

We offer many different opportunities to study abroad. The programs offered are categorized as Exchange, Direct Enrollment or Study Abroad.

John F. Reed Honors Program

This program provides a close knit community of gifted and motivated student-scholars with exceptional opportunities for intellectual challenge, creative expression, cultural enrichment and personal growth.

Liberal Arts Core Courses

The exploration of different areas of knowledge to develop skills in communication, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning and the development of a global perspective.

Living Learning Communities

A housing option for students living on campus; live with other students who have common interests and who are similarly invested in having fun and learning together.

National Student Exchange

This program gives you the opportunity to study -- at in-state tuition rates -- at nearly 200 member colleges and universities in 48 states, three U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and six Canadian provinces.

Health Careers

You can take courses that lead to a variety of health careers. Our popular programs are those leading to medicine, nursing, physician assistance, osteopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine. Advising and academic planning are also available for programs in other allied health fields.

Teacher Licensure Program

The program makes it possible both to complete a bachelor’s degree and qualify for a teaching license within four years.

Writing Program

Dedicated to student success in critical thinking and effective reading and writing skills.

Common Reading Experience

This year's book is
“Crazy Brave” by Joy Harjo. 

Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

“Crazy Brave” tells a story of survival, but stops on the cusp of a story of poetry. If that story is anywhere near as fantastic, terrible, and beautiful as this one, we can only hope Harjo writes it soon.

Learn more about CRE and this year's book.