La Sierra University

Norco, California, United States
La Sierra University, an institution nationally acclaimed for its diverse campus and its service to others, offers a transformational experience that lasts a lifetime.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)



In 1922, La Sierra Academy is founded on acreage once part of an 1846 Mexican land grant known as Rancho La Sierra; the school’s first bulletin proclaims that students will “learn to render effective service.”


Affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, La Sierra is acclaimed for its academic quality, opportunities for research at both the undergraduate and graduate level, community service­ emphasis, and demographically diverse student body. Students thrive in the small, professor-taught classes where academic topics are investigated and Christian faith is a cornerstone of education. 


The benefits of scholarship and research at an institution such as La Sierra University are twofold. First is the creation of new knowledge which, through its application, can enrich the quality of life. Second, the students who participate in the endeavor receive a unique type of education. Many students who have this opportunity go on to become primary contributors themselves.


Our desire is to serve La Sierra students and alumni in a way that provides them with a greater understanding of who God designed them to be. We encourage them to discover their calling and offer them the necessary resources to successfully navigate their grand adventure of lifelong learning and service.


Student services

The mission of La Sierra University’s Office of Advising & Career Success is to:

  • Provide undergraduate academic advising and support services
  • Empower students to achieve their educational goals and complete college.

Housing services

On-campus living is the best way to experience college life to the fullest. You will need to study hard, plan your time, and enjoy the variety of new and different activities. The Residence Hall gives you the chance to not only sleep in a conveniently located hall, but to experience a rich diversity of friends, thought, and activity. Make the most of it by jumping into the total university experience.

Library services

You will come to the library for help with homework and stay for so much more! In addition to the thousands of books waiting for your discovery, millions more are available through the rapid LINK+ loan service. Computers in the LICOL area have Microsoft Office installed. Nearby reference librarians are available to assist with assignments and projects. 

ICT services

La Sierra University has wireless access across campus and uses a system called equitrac to keep track of printing charges. Each student receives $7.00 dollars "Printing Allowance" for using printers and copiers around campus.

Medical services

Every student's academic success is directly related to their health. At La Sierra University Student Health Services, we strive to promote and maintain each student's health by taking care of their medical needs for this reason, we have created a Wellness Program which provides:

Student Life

Campus life

Living on the La Sierra campus helps you save on gas and avoid traffic hassles. It’s convenient, with one bill covering all your expenses for food and lodging. Living right on campus, you can walk to so many campus amenities… the libraries, dining hall, health center, recreational facilities, and more. You’ll be close to friends, too, and able to take part in the full spiritual, social, recreational, & academic university experience.

Sports facilities

The La Sierra University Fitness Center is located in the Alumni Pavilion. Featured are four treadmills, four stationary bikes, four stair steppers, two elliptical machines, 18 machine weight stations, and a complete line of free weight equipment.

Student clubs

The La Sierra University Student Association exists to encourage active support of the University's ideals, to provide opportunities in leadership, and to prepare students as responsible, social, and spiritual citizens.


The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Adventist Accrediting Associations (AAA).

Norco, California, United States