Learn more about our Global Field Studies programs:

Title Course ID Credits Start Term Faculty
Special Topics in Integrated Studies: Labrador Field Study INT380 6 - Anne Morse and Laura Beebe
Natural History of Great Britain (Global Field Study) NS270A 3 Session J Laura Spence
Research in Tropical Ecosystems: Belize (Global Field Study) NS/SS363 4 Intensive Farley Brown, Charlotte Rosendahl
Research in Tropical Ecosystems: San Salvador, Bahamas (Global Field Study) NS/SS355 4 Intensive Farley Brown, Charlotte Rosendahl
Agricultural Adaptations Climate Change in Chiapas, Mexico INT372 4 Intensive Charlotte Rosendahl
Marine Natural History of the North Atlantic HM/NS/SS372 3 Intensive David Gilligan
Cape Breton: Folk and Fiddle (Global Field Study) SS271 4 Intensive Carol Dickson, Laura Beebe
Sustainable Scandinavian Systems (Global Field Study) INT263 4 Intensive Charlotte Rosendahl, Erik Hansen
Natural History of the Sierra Nevada (Global Field Study) NS342 3 Session J David Gilligan
Mountain Expedition Skills Practicum AS334 3 Session J David Gilligan
Field Study: The Hudson River Watershed INT381 4 Intensive Carol Dickson, Farley Brown
Ancestral Lifeways of the Southwest (Field Semester) INT380 4 Long Block David Gilligan
Natural History of the Southwest (Field Semester) NS204 4 Long Block David Gilligan
Desert Expedition and Field Camp Skills (Field Semester) AS333 4 Long Block David Gilligan
  • “I wouldn’t have gone to college if it weren’t for Sterling. I thought college was a sham. But here you can do your own thing and take as much initiative as you want. If you put your time in and give it a whirl, you can have an amazing experience. The people who do are top in their field where they work.”

    Dan Pittenger ’10

    B.A. Conservation Biology. Pittenger went on to earna master’s degree in Hydrology and Water Resources Science from Central Washington University. He works as a wetland ecologist in Fairbanks, Alaska.

  • Sterling College reinforced my love of hard labor and taught me to see the world with an ecologist’s eye and a naturalist’s heart.”


    Ben Matthews ’09

    B.A. Ecology. Matthew is a fish biologist for Trout Unlimited, a cold-water fisheries conservation organization.

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