Psychology and philosophy are not just important to me for my own self-interest. They're important to me because I think more people should know about them.
When Morgan Fischer started looking at colleges, she was seeking a place where she could build a community with not just her peers, but her professors. “I wanted a chance to learn directly and candidly from my professors.” She quickly found those relationships at Concordia. “Professors take such great care of their students here. You can tell that they’re invested in you as a person.”
Because of these relationships, Morgan was able to think in a little more depth about her faith. “When I first came here, Christianity was more of a side quest.” Things changed when Morgan began to explore Christianity in more depth. “Previously, I hadn’t really been encouraged to think deeply about my faith. I remember being in my faith and life class and just loving the way Dr. Coe talked about God. It made me realize how important deeply considering my faith was to learning more about God.”
Morgan quickly added philosophy and classical liberal arts majors onto her course schedule. “I realized how important philosophy is because it kind of forms the foundations of psychology.” This love of philosophy led Morgan to consider psychology in more depth. “I love how psychology causes you to think in more depth about yourself and what happens in your life.”
Next year, Morgan is headed to graduate school to get a degree in school counseling, which she sees as a steppingstone to other opportunities. "Getting a degree in counseling is the first step to doing what I eventually want to do, which is going back to a university to teach.”
In the future, Morgan hopes to impart what she has learned about psychology and philosophy to her students. “Psychology and philosophy are not just important to me for my own self-interest. They’re important to me because I think more people should know about them. If we can engage with something that is beyond our control and complete understanding, like God, we are usually humbled and in awe of it. I want to be able to impart that kind of information to as many people as possible.”