Here, College is a Verb

At Sierra Nevada College, learning is not a spectator sport.
Here you will be a passionate participant in your education. You will explore, engage, collaborate, debate, question, critique,

. . . and grow, into a confident, critical thinker, ready for opportunity.

Unique College Majors

In over 30 undergraduate Sierra Nevada College majors ranging from Biology or Environmental Science to English or Creative Writing; Entrepreneurship or Finance to Psychology or Sustainability; Digital Art or Ceramics to Ski Business or Outdoor Adventure Leadership; or our innovative interdisciplinary college majors, you will be prepared for success in our rapidly changing world.

Learning in 360

You can’t escape hands-on learning here. You’ll find science labs in spectacular Lake Tahoe, small group explorations in class, business simulations, community internships, academic symposia, original research projects, unlimited access to art studios, and a close-knit community as energized by possibility as you are.

Inspired Faculty

Our faculty have prestigious advanced degrees, distinguished careers, professional expertise – and they’re here to guide, support, and challenge YOU. They know your name, care about your success, and will push you, encourage you, and prepare you for what comes next.

Professional Graduate Degrees

SNC’s master’s degree programs prepare you for a future which is both personally fulfilling and professionally successful, all designed so you can advance your education without disrupting your life.

Undergraduate Majors


Get a comprehensive global business education, inspired by innovation and grounded in practical experience, from faculty members who have lived it.

Fine Arts

Experiment with established methods and new technologies. Explore visual practice with an interdisciplinary attitude. Build hands-on skills, your unique voice, and a professional portfolio.

Humanities & Social Sciences

Learn to think both critically and creatively – and to communicate your insight with clarity and verve. Get a humanities degree.

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