Every degree we offer at Paul Smith’s College — from forestry to environmental science to culinary arts — is rooted in traditional Adirondack virtues. This area is known for environmental stewardship, sustainable industry and world-class hospitality, and so are we.
Bright Minds, Dirty Hands
When you enroll at Paul Smith’s, you’ll join an academic community that isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty…on a muddy riverbank, 150 feet up an old-growth pine tree or trying a new recipe in a baking lab. This is education by experience — learning by doing — and it works. Nine out of 10 Paul Smith’s grads land a job in their field or enroll in graduate school within six months of graduation.
A Culture of Learning
Our professors choose Paul Smith’s because they believe in the value of an experiential education. They are executive chefs, corporate vice presidents, wilderness educators and ecologists, and they bring decades of professional experience and personal insight to their courses, fieldwork, hands-on labs and mentored student research. The Paul Smith’s academic experience is further enriched by campus resources such as: