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Sierra Nevada College Academics

Sierra Nevada College requires a minimum of 120 semester credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Sierra Nevada College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Sierra Nevada College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 47% of students who start college at Sierra Nevada College complete all the credits required within six years.

Sierra Nevada College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Sierra Nevada College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At Sierra Nevada College?

Sierra Nevada College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Sierra Nevada College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Sierra Nevada College

When choosing a major, Sierra Nevada College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Sierra Nevada College.

Student Designed Majors

Sierra Nevada College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Double Majoring at Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.


Frequently Asked Questions About Sierra Nevada College


Does Sierra Nevada College Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Check with Sierra Nevada College directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Sierra Nevada College Have An Online Program?

✅ Sierra Nevada College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Sierra Nevada College Give Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Sierra Nevada College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Sierra Nevada College Have An Honors Program?

✅ Sierra Nevada College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants.

Does Sierra Nevada College Require Internships?

✅ Sierra Nevada College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


Additional Information About Sierra Nevada College


Sierra Nevada College Library

The main library on campus is the Prim Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Sierra Nevada College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Sierra Nevada College offers these dual degree programs:

  • Education

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Sierra Nevada College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Sierra Nevada College does not have any ROTC programs.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

774

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

64%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$34,319

Out-of-State

$34,319

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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