At Sierra Nevada College, learning is not a spectator sport. We’re a college of active learners and educators. We engage, we collaborate, we debate, we question, we critique, and oh, do we grow. That’s what all this is about: the inspiration and growth of poised, life-ready, critical thinkers.

It’s with an unblinking eye on this preparedness that we offer 30 undergraduate majors and areas of concentration, and 5 professionally oriented graduate degrees. Each providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve in a rapidly changing world.

And those entrusted with guiding your journey are our renowned faculty. They are holders of prestigious, advanced degrees, distinguished leaders of industry, bona fide experts who have been there and done that. They know how to push you, encourage you, and prepare you for what comes next.

Here you will be a passionate participant in your education. Here you will find your voice and be surprised by the big-thinking, self-assured young person known as you who leaves here ready to take on the world.

Undergraduate Majors

Business Get a comprehensive global business education, inspired by innovation and grounded in practical experience, from faculty members who have lived it.
Fine Arts Join a community of artists unique in location, open studios, small class size and interdisciplinary approach to visual practice.
Interdisciplinary Studies Go beyond the traditional disciplines. Make connections by thinking in terms of “and", not “either/or”. Challenge your boundaries to apply your ideas and passions.
Science & Technology Get a strong foundation in the environmental sciences and biology with challenging coursework and original research in the most beautiful lab on earth.

Graduate Programs

Teacher Education Interested a rewarding career in education? The Department of Teacher Education provides outstanding training for teachers and administrators.
MFA in Creative Writing The low-residency MFA in creative writing program at Sierra Nevada College is a challenging and inspiring two year commitment to each student’s own artistic development.
MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts A locus for creative art making, fostered by critical thinking, with an emphasis on community.

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions
FAX: 775-831-6223


Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions
FAX: 775-832-1686