Learn more about our Global Field Studies programs:

TitleCourse IDCreditsStart TermFaculty
Special Topics in Integrated Studies: Labrador Field StudyINT3806-Anne Morse and Laura Beebe
Natural History of Great Britain (Global Field Study)NS270A3Session JLaura Spence
Research in Tropical Ecosystems: Belize (Global Field Study)NS/SS3634IntensiveFarley Brown, Charlotte Rosendahl
Research in Tropical Ecosystems: San Salvador, Bahamas (Global Field Study)NS/SS3554IntensiveFarley Brown, Charlotte Rosendahl
Agricultural Adaptations Climate Change in Chiapas, MexicoINT3724IntensiveCharlotte Rosendahl
Marine Natural History of the North AtlanticHM/NS/SS3723IntensiveDavid Gilligan
Cape Breton: Folk and Fiddle (Global Field Study)SS2714IntensiveCarol Dickson, Laura Beebe
Sustainable Scandinavian Systems (Global Field Study)INT2634IntensiveCharlotte Rosendahl, Erik Hansen
Natural History of the Sierra Nevada (Global Field Study)NS3423Session JDavid Gilligan
Mountain Expedition Skills PracticumAS3343Session JDavid Gilligan
Field Study: The Hudson River WatershedINT3814IntensiveCarol Dickson, Farley Brown
Ancestral Lifeways of the Southwest (Field Semester)INT3804Long BlockDavid Gilligan
Natural History of the Southwest (Field Semester)NS2044Long BlockDavid Gilligan
Desert Expedition and Field Camp Skills (Field Semester)AS3334Long BlockDavid 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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