in the outdoor laboratory of the majestic Sierra Nevada
Outdoor Adventure Leadership
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership
and choose from Art | Creative Writing | Digital Arts | English | Entrepreneurship | Environmental Science | Journalism | Psychology | Ski Business & Resort Management |
This is NOT your ordinary college major.
Discover the best outdoor adventure leadership major – at the best outdoor college.
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!
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Make a difference
Get a broader perspective. Integrate your field experience, academic studies, and leadership skills with a community service project in your Interdisciplinary Studies service learning and senior portfolio classes.
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Explore innovative ideas to make a concrete contribution. SNC’s location as one of the best outdoor colleges provides plenty of opportunities.
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 Journalism
Class of 2012
While still in grad school at the the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Jason Paladino began an in-depth investigation into safety issues on U.S. Navy aircraft which led to a prestigious Investigative Reporting Program fellowship, three NBC Nightly News broadcasts (Feb 3 2015, Oct 5 2015, and Oct 9 2015), and a piece on the IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) Radio Podcast. . . . Read More
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Digital Arts
Class of 2018
I have my sights on a powered paramotor (powered paragliding) expedition to Iceland, exploring and shooting the country from the air. As a skydiver with a fiery passion for flight, aerial photography is a visual niche that I am ecstatic about. . . . Read More
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Sierra Nevada College's Interdisciplinary Studies program offers majors in
Outdoor Adventure Leadership, Sustainability, Digital Arts & Business, Journalism & Media,
Psychology & Art or Music, and International Studies & Humanities