Department of Psychology

Major in Psychology at Fort Lewis College

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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 some specialization. Flexibility is built into the curriculum by means of the psychology electives that guide each student toward breadth as well as depth via groups of related courses that will better prepare them for 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. 

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, with several winners of major college awards including Featured Scholars, Alice Admire and New Faculty teaching awards, and even FLC Achievement Awards. 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.