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Science & Technology

Get a strong foundation for success in environmental science, environmental policy, and biology disciplines with challenging coursework and many opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills.

Experiential learning in lab and field courses teach real-world skills, and students are provided with ample internship and research opportunities that foster entrepreneurial thinking. All of the sustainabilities—environmental, social, economic, and educational—are integrated into and woven throughout the curriculum and modeled by the science faculty.



Students say it Best…

Ashley Vander Meer

Major: Biology, Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Environmental Science Class of 2014 In the fall of 2012, I worked on the restoration of Rosewood Creek for my service learning.  The main cause of the restoration is to reduce sediment loading into Lake Tahoe by restoring a 7,200 foot section of Rosewood Creek between Northwood Boulevard and Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village, Nevada. . . . Read More

Jeff Reiffers

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Environmental Science Class of 2013 It was hard for me to find the right place to go to school. I attended five community colleges, and traveled the world trying to find my niche. Sierra Nevada College seems like it was made for me. I can pursue my passions of rock climbing, skiing, and backpacking, while obtaining a degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Environmental Science. . . . Read More


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