in the outdoor laboratory of the majestic Sierra Nevada
Outdoor Adventure Leadership
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership
and choose from Environmental Science | Ski Business & Resort Management | Entrepreneurship | Psychology | Art | Journalism | Creative Writing | English |
NOT your typical college major.
Experience the excitement and variety of the natural world, at one of the best outdoor colleges – and in one of the most spectacular places – on the continent.
Navigate snow-covered terrain, cook a gourmet backcountry meal, debate land ethics, climb a granite wall, guide a raft through a river gorge, relocate a dislocated shoulder – and “leave no trace”.
Grit. Perseverance. Resourcefulness. These are the skills you will hone in the wild, and rely on for the rest of your life!
Make a difference
Get a broader perspective. Integrate your field experience, academic studies, and leadership skills with a community project in your service learning and senior portfolio classes.
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Explore innovative ideas to make a concrete contribution to SNC and beyond.
Gain professional experience working with non-profits, building your own business plans, organizing events, developing curriculum, teaching, and finding your own solutions.
Our Students Say It Best . . .
. . . Follow Their Adventures!
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Class of 2012
I joined a robotics team in high school, which led me to mechanical engineering, but while my enthusiasm for engineering waned after a couple of years my love for the outdoors never did. After developing an interest in running my own business, I transferred to SNC as an Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship major. . . . Read More
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Journalism
Class of 2013
Jenn Sheridan has leveraged her experience in ODAL and Journalism into a career which encompasses both her passions. Working on the Eagles's Eye taught her the newsroom skills she uses as the associate editor at the Tahoe Weekly. As manager of an international team of ambassadors for Coalition Snow, her ODAL training has been invaluable keeping her Coalition Snow ambassadors organized, safe, and informed during their travels and adventures. . . . Read More
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Please see the GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS page for specific major course requirements.
A Minor in Outdoor Adventure Leadership is also available through Interdisciplinary Studies. Consult your advisor.