La Sierra University

La Sierra University is all about being open. We’re open to new ideas, your classmates are open to a Christ-centered education, your professors’ doors are open … you name it. Located just an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, you’ll find a diverse, 150-acre campus, where we’re committed to service and fostering religious tolerance, human rights and personal empowerment. Your education will include plenty of real-world experience to help your career take off, as well as numerous activities to help you connect with your friends who share your values. Visit our campus or apply now free!

La Sierra University students on campus
La Sierra University chemistry student
La Sierra University students on Kenya mission trip
La Sierra University laboratory
La Sierra University women's residence hall
La Sierra University physics student
La Sierra University swimming pool
La Sierra University students sitting on the lawn
La Sierra University baseball player

La Sierra University Undergraduate Degrees and Majors

  • Accounting (BS)
  • Archaeology (BA)
  • Art (BA)
  • Biochemistry: Biochemical Science (BS)
  • Biochemistry: Health Professions (BS)
  • Biology: Biological Science (BS)
  • Biology: Biomedical Science (BS)
  • Biomathematics (BS)
  • Biophysics (BS)
  • Business: Business & Society (BS)
  • Business: Customized ZSB Major (BS)
  • Business: Finance (BS)
  • Business: Health Care Management (BS)
  • Business: Human Resource Management (BS)
  • Business: International Business (BS)
  • Business: Management (BS)
  • Business: Management for Health Care Professionals (BS)
  • Business: Marketing (BS)
  • Business: Political Economy (BS)
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience (BA)
  • Communication: Mass Media (BA)
  • Communication: Public Relations (BA)
  • Communication: Strategic Communication (BA)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • English: Creative Writing (BA)
  • English: Literature (BA)
  • English: Secondary Teaching (BA)
  • Exercise Science (BS)
  • Film & TV Education & Training (BA)
  • Film & TV Production (BFA)
  • Fine Art (BFA)
  • Global Studies (BA)
  • Graphic Design (BFA)
  • Health Science: Clinical Health Studies (BS)
  • Health Science: Health Administration (BS)
  • Health Science: Nutrition (BS)
  • Health Science: Public Health (BS)
  • History (BA)
  • Individual Major (BA)
  • Individual Major (BS)
  • Liberal Studies (BA)
  • Mathematics (BS)
  • Mathematics: Secondary Teaching (BA)
  • Music (BA)
  • Music: Music Education (BMus)
  • Music: Performance (Instrument) (BMus)
  • Music: Performance (Piano) (BMus)
  • Music: Performance (Strings) (BMus)
  • Music: Performance (Voice) (BMus)
  • Neuroscience (BS)
  • Physics (BS)
  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Pre-Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Health Information Management
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medical Radiography/Pre-Radiation Sciences
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nuclear Medicine
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Pre-Pathologists’ Assistant
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Respiratory Care
  • Pre-Seminary
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Religious Studies (BA)
  • Social Studies: Secondary Teaching (BA)
  • Social Work (BSW)
  • Sociology (BA)
  • Spanish (BA)
  • Spanish: Secondary Teaching (BA)

Learn more about La Sierra University graduate degrees here.


  • Soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, flag football

La Sierra University Golden Eagles intercollegiate teams (sport, gender, league):

  • Baseball (M, NAIA)
  • Basketball (M/F, NAIA)
  • Soccer (M, NAIA)
  • Softball (F, NAIA)
  • Volleyball (F, NAIA)


  • Offered as a class only

Athletic scholarships:

  • Yes

Sports and fitness facility highlights:

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Walking trail
  • Running track
  • Artificial turf soccer/football field
  • Baseball field
  • Softball field

At La Sierra University, we offer a hands-on education in a Christian environment on our friendly campus in Southern California.

Academics: We are open to ideas

At La Sierra, we investigate, explore, debate and discuss topics with you in a supportive Adventist Christian environment. That’s just one of the reasons we’ve earned a widespread reputation as high quality academic university.

Christian Environment: You can open your heart to God

As a Seventh-day Adventist Christian university, our faith is alive everywhere on campus. We offer a wide range of worship activities. Another way to grow in your faith is by participating in a mission trip for a few weeks, a quarter, or a whole year!

Small Classes: Your professor’s door is open

Our classes average just 20 students, so your professors can get to know you and make time when you need extra help. The faculty will mentor you for research projects.

Practical Education: Your education will open doors

We provide a useful education that prepares you to enter a career or head off to graduate school. Or, you can study in one of our pre-health profession programs as a jumping-off point for a medical career. Many La Sierra students go on to study health-related careers at Loma Linda University.

Financial Aid: We’re open to helping you financially

If you need financial aid, you’re not alone – 84% of students receive financial aid. It is our goal that qualified students will never be denied an education for financial reasons. Our Student Financial Services office will assist you in the scholarship and financial aid application process every step of the way.

Living on Campus: Enjoy the open space

On our spacious 150-acre campus, you can live in one of the residence halls or the Honors Dormitory. Men and women live separately. You can live off campus if you’re married, living with family, or over age 22.

Fun Things To Do: Many activities fill your open time

Music, drama, arts, sports, clubs-there are dozens of things to do at La Sierra! You can participate in our renowned music and arts programs, play sports at varsity, club or intramural level, or work out at our facilities. Or, join in one of our
many special-interest clubs.

Location: Explore the great wide open in Southern California

La Sierra University is in Southern California, within one hour’s drive of Los Angeles, the beaches, and the mountains.
You can go surfing, snowboarding, hiking, shopping, rock climbing, attend concerts and sports events, or even go to Disneyland and other theme parks. And don’t bother bringing your umbrella–it’s Southern California!

Service to Others: Helping people will open your eyes

We believe in using our education to make a difference in our world. Our service-learning courses let you apply your classroom lessons to help the community around you. And, our Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has helped people around the globe to live better through empowerment. Our SIFE team is so good at it that they have won the international championship six times and the World Cup twice!

Diversity: We welcome all with open arms

We attract a diverse group of students form all walks of life. As a matter of fact, we’re one of the most diverse universities in the West. You’ll make lifelong friendships in our close-knit community.


Visit La Sierra University! Our campus is open to YOU! We invite you to come and see if La Sierra is right for you. You may stay on campus in the dormitory if you are coming from out of town. To set up your visit, call 800.874.5587 or e-mail visit@lasierra.edu.

High school seniors, click here to start your FREE online application today or visit our web site for more information.