Schools & Colleges
The College of Arts & Sciences and its three sister schools—the School of Education, the School of Business, and the School of Religion—comprise the academic campus of La Sierra University.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts degrees, Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of Music degree, a Bachelor of Social Work degree, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The College also offers a Master of Arts degree in English, as well as coursework leading to admission into pre-professional programs
The Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business offers bachelor’s degrees (B.A., B.S.), a Master's in Business Administration (M.B.A.), and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Accountancy.
The School of Education offers degrees from four academic departments that include: Administration and Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, School Psychology and Counseling, and Online programs.
Curricula are offered for the degrees Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Special Education, Specialist in Education, and Doctor of Education. Our credential programs are structured to fulfill requirements for teaching and service credentials prescribed by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Department of Education and/or the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
HMS Richards Divinity School offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies and achaeology, plus the non-degree pre-seminary track which prepares students for seminary or graduate education for ministry and may be pursued along with any desired major.
The graduate programs offered by the HMS Richards Divinity School fall into the categories of graduate academic and graduate professional. The academic programs serve mainly to engage students in advanced studies in the field of religion beyond the undergraduate level. The professional programs prepare students for the professional practice of Christian ministry and for professional doctoral studies.