Why RMC for Psychology?

Psychology as the Foundation for a Career

Psychology reflects the study of human behavior. Whether describing, explaining, or predicting this behavior, students come to see that people are the focus of the field. They struggle to comprehend what it means to be caught in the human condition and discover that they can make choices and take responsibility for those choices. They develop empathy with themselves, each other, and the diverse populations who live on this planet.

The program in psychology at Rocky Mountain College educates students in the basic principles, languages, and theories of the science of psychology. Students learn to think critically by evaluating the evidence and reasoning upon which explanations of human behavior are based. They collect data; design and conduct studies; interpret and apply research; and discover what that research means in the real world of people. When analysis is completed, the learn to communicate their findings both orally and in writing. Such work prepares them for graduate work in psychology. Whether using statistics to support experimental research, literary analysis to help explicate a psychological passage in a novel, or cultural history to broaden awareness of their field, students use the liberal arts as grounding for disciplinary knowledge.

Graduates of the psychology program are prepared for graduate work in psychology, counseling, and social work, as well as law school, medical school, and a variety of business and health related positions. 

  • A sampling of graduates with Ph.D., D.P.T., J.D., M.A., M.B.A., M.S.W., M.Div., degrees:
    • Grant Corser - University of Mississippi
    • Lindsay Bittick - Boise State University
    • Dion Booras - Harvard University
    • Lisa Schaff Browning - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    • Alex Kristin Carroll - Seattle University
    • Molly Collins - University of Montana
    • James Gainan - Montana State University-Billings
    • Wayne Graves - University of Wyoming
    • Heather Haas - St. Andrews University, University of Minnesota
    • Kerrie Halvorson - Simmons University
    • Cory Heggem - Iowa State University
    • Sara Hudson - University of Texas
    • Bevra Jacobson - Vanderbilt University, University of Montana
    • Susan Klein - University of Washington
    • Jamie Loughney - Walla Walla University
    • Lori McMullen - University of Wyoming
    • Katie Minick - Walla Walla University
    • Jeanette Morris - Duquesne University, University of Wyoming, University of Kentucky
    • Lisa Posada - Montana State University-Billings
    • Lisa Richman - Eastern Washington University
    • Eric Riley - Queens University, Northern Ireland
    • Nicolette Rose - Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Rakhshi Rizwani Hamid - University of Denver
    • Michelle Suedekum - University of Wyoming
    • Tara Sylvester - Pepperdine
    • Cindy Gilmor Tadday - Montana State University
    • Bruce Tweedy - University of Denver
    • Susan Willis - University of Wyoming
    • Mara Wolverton - Northwestern University
    • Catherine Zook - University of Missouri