Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is a private, liberal arts university known for its programs in entrepreneurship, environmental science, English and creative writing, humanities including psychology and interdisciplinary studies, ski business & resort management, fine arts and teacher education. Founded in 1969, it is located in Incline Village, Nevada in the Sierras, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. The College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The school has varsity athletics programs in skiing and snowboarding, lacrosse, golf and soccer. The Eagles have won many United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association national championships in both men's and women's events.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.