Below you will find the Sterling College course catalog. Sterling College reserves the right to make changes in course offerings, degree requirements, policies, and procedures in this catalog as educational…
Sterling College knows that the most rewarding learning is hands-on learning. Whether offered on campus in a laboratory or seminar room, on the side of a mountain, or in a barn or pasture, classes at Sterling are small and foster experiential learning and deep inquiry through close relationships between faculty and students.
Students will gain insight into theory, integrate research into study, and learn how to use tools such as a chainsaw, a compass, and a tractor as part of daily life.
Sterling College removes the barriers between living one’s life and learning. It is for the student who wants to commit to becoming an environmental steward and looks forward to the rigor and challenge of working with both hands and mind.
Visiting students are welcome to enroll at Sterling College for one or more semesters. Most visiting students choose to enroll during their junior year, but visiting students are welcome to join the Sterling College community at any point in their college career.
We believe learning environmental stewardship goes beyond the traditional classroom setting. That's why Sterling focuses on experiential education, including skills that put you in the outdoors. Learn more about our Advanced Rock Climbing class in our Outdoor Education Major.
It is with regret that we share via President Emeritus Jed Williamson that former trustee Andy Harvard passed away in January after a life of love of water, wilderness, and the mountains. Andy served Sterling College from 2000-2009.