Psychology Residential Learning Community

Psychology RLC

The Psychology Residential Learning Community is designed to introduce you to the field of psychology, including exploring careers, study, or research in psychology. Students participating in this LC can expect to gain a greater understanding of psychology, increased interaction with faculty and mentors, and greater insight into careers, research and the practice of psychology.

What is a Residential Learning Community?
It is an awesome opportunity to live in a freshman hall with other students (20-30) who share your academic major or interests. You will be able to attend social and academic programs together, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor (student) who shares your major or career path.
What are Common Courses?

By participating in the Residential Learning Community program you benefit from taking one or two classes with others in your community. These “courses in common” allow you to attend class with other RLC members and form study groups around those classes. For this RLC, those courses include:

Fall semester:

  • PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology: This course includes an introduction to developmental, health, and abnormal psychology, as well as topics in learning, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, biological psychology and intelligence

Spring Semester:

  • PSY 240 – Developmental Psychology: This course will survey the physical, social, and cognitive development from conception through adulthood.


  • PSY 250 – Social Psychology: This course centers around scientific theory and research on how people think about self and others, influence other people, and form relationships with others.


Why do I want to participate in an RLC?
Over and over again, we hear from our RLC students that being a part of the RLC program helped them find future friends and experience a smoother transition to college their freshmen year. By participating in an RLC, you will learn about campus resources and become more involved in your university experience. And this involvement has consistently led to RLC students remaining at the university in greater numbers, and more RLC students successfully graduating from the university.
How do I sign up?
Simply select your preferred Residential Learning Community on your online housing application. If you qualify for and are selected to participate in that RLC, we will assist you by placing you within the RLC of your choice in a freshman hall, and matching you with a roommate within that same RLC. That’s it! You can relax knowing your housing space and roommate selection are being taken care of for you.