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Sierra Nevada


Sierra Nevada College

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Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is a private university in Incline Village, Nevada in the Sierras. Founded in 1969, the college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


The Departments of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, and Science and Technology offer over 30 undergraduate majors. The teacher education program leads to Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Administration and Masters in Education degrees as well as to teacher licensure in Nevada. The College also operates two low-residency, Masters of Fine Arts programs. Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts MFA's use a low-residency format and individual mentoring to prepare artists and writers for professional and artistic success. 

The MFA-IA program focuses on site-specific and community practice, with a large part of each residency taking place off site at partner locations such as the Sagehen Creek Field Station.

SNC, in collaboration with UC Davis, houses the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, a facility conducting research on Lake Tahoe.

As part of an initiative to expand access to four-year degrees, SNC also operates a growing list of extension centers on community college campuses. There are SNC Extension centers currently on the campus of Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake TahoeTruckee Meadows Community College's Dandini Campus in Reno, Nevada, and Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. Each Extension Center offers degrees specific to demand on the campus where they are located. The degrees offered currently are B.A. in PsychologyB.A. or B.S. in General Studies, a B.S. in Business Administration(B.S.B.A) in Entrepreneurship or Global Business Management.

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