University of Redlands
Johnson Center for Integrative Studies

About the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands

If you have a unique vision for your education and believe in collaborative learning, Johnston might be the place for you. The Johnston educational experiment started in 1969 and is based in the notion that students should have ownership of their education. At Johnston, we honor the individual path and the collective process.  That means that students, faculty, and staff learn from each other, and we learn best when we learn together.

The Johnston Center offers a variety of classes every semester. Each year, faculty members work with Johnston students to create unique seminars that reflect student and faculty interests. In our Curriculum Building Meetings, students and faculty members brainstorm ideas for courses and invent new ways of approaching topics of interest. Interdisciplinary seminars offered by Johnston faculty members enable students to explore methods of connecting their interests from several academic disciplines.