Here, College is a Verb

Academics at Sierra Nevada College are 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

Prepare for academic success in over 30 undergraduate Sierra Nevada College majors. Explore the world we live in through Biology or Environmental Science. Share your insight and imagination through English or Creative Writing. Prepare to build your personal empire with Entrepreneurship or Finance. Make your world a better place through Psychology or Sustainability. Create and exhibit your work with Digital Art or Ceramics. Make your love of the outdoors into a career with Ski Business or Outdoor Adventure Leadership. Or combine your passions in our innovative interdisciplinary college majors.

No matter which direction you choose, you will prepare for career success in our rapidly changing world.

Learning in 360

You can’t escape hands-on learning here. You’ll learn in science labs in spectacular Lake Tahoe. You’ll join small group explorations in class. You’ll design and run business simulations. You’ll take part in community internships and academic symposia. You’ll execute original research projects. You’ll enjoy unlimited access to art studios. All this and more, in a close-knit community energized by academic possibilities.

Inspired Faculty

Our faculty have distinguished careers and professional expertise. They’re here to guide, support, and challenge YOU. They know your name. They care about your success. They 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 fulfilling and successful. Our graduate programs allow you to advance your education without disrupting your life. Secure your future with a Master’s degree in Teaching and Education, and the practical skills you need to succeed in the classroom.
Build a sustainable creative practice in our low-residency MFA programs in Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts.

Learn how to make this YOUR future.

Undergraduate Admissions   Graduate Admissions

Undergraduate Majors

Two Business major students present their project at the SNC Tahoe Business Symposium


Get a comprehensive global business education, inspired by innovation and grounded in practical experience, from faculty members who have lived it.
Fine Arts Student Sidney Pinkerton works on painting project

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.
Head of the Humanities department, Dan O'Bryan makes class chuckle

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 students studying photography in Coloma, California

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.
Two Sierra Nevada College science students analyze water samples in Lake Tahoe

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

Student walking in Prim Library at SNC Tahoe

Teacher Education

Prepare for a rewarding career in education.
SNC's Teacher Education programs are outstanding training for teachers and administrators.
Winter image of SNC Tahoe's Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

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