Psychology Learning Community

Psychology Learning Community (PLC)

PLC students enjoy the following opportunities:

  • Enrollment in the only freshman seminar course that is just for Psychology majors—The Science & Practice of Psychology
  • Special programs and events developed especially for PLC students 
  • A service learning project related to the psychology major

Why Join the PLC?

LCs have many PROVEN benefits for first-year college students:

  • Better grades!
  • Previous PLC students had an average first semester GPA of 3.1, others like them had a GPA of 2.6!
  • More Satisfied!
  • 100% of PLC participants said they would recommend it to other entering majors!
  • More involved!
  • PLC students become our department leaders- Psychology Club, Undergraduate research, Psi Chi, Study Abroad
  • You will take courses from faculty that are committed to helping make your first year in college a successful year.   
  • Experience the benefits of a small college experience while enjoying the excitement of attending a major university. 
  • Become familiar with the vast resources on campus to assist you in becoming the best student you can be. 
  • You will get to know people and make friends in your major. 
  • You will have fun!

Who Can Join the PLC?

The PLC is for entering first-year students who have declared Psychology as their major.

Two Ways to Join!

·       Complete the online application

·       Sign up at SOAR!

Questions About the PLC?

Contact PLC Coordinator, Dr. Kim Buch, at