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College of Arts and Sciences

An Academic Experience Like No Other

No student’s experience is exactly like another’s. At the University of Redlands, we believe you should have the flexibility to chart your own path—one that is highly personalized, relevant, and interdisciplinary. Here you’ll do more than choose your major and minor. You will create a personal, well-rounded academic experience that includes a broad intellectual base (courtesy of  our core Liberal Arts Foundation) and a supportive community of mentors and peers. In short, a type of path that leads to successful student outcomes.

“One of Higher Education’s Better-Kept Secrets” —Fiske Guide to Colleges

The Redlands Promise

An undergraduate degree achieved IN FOUR YEARS—that's the Redlands Promise. No fee or extra tuition is required. You may opt-out at any time. You can even change your major after signing up for the program.


Graduate in Four Years—Guaranteed

At the University of Redlands, we're committed to your success. With the Redlands Promise, students in the College of Arts & Sciences have the opportunity to graduate in four years—guaranteed. 

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Schools and Centers


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Johnston Center for Integrative Studies

Johnston brings together bright, creative, and independent students with a genuine interest in academic and civic pursuits. It’s a place where diversity is cherished, ideas are debated, and possibilities are explored.

Geographic Information Science

The Geographic Information Science program offers a personalized GIS education in beautiful Redlands, California—home of the world's leading GIS company, Esri.

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Truesdail Center for Communicative Disorders

The Truesdail Center, which offers speech and hearing therapy, provides students studying communication sciences and disorders an opportunity to apply what they've learned in a rewarding, community-facing environment.

School of Music

The University of Redlands School of Music, an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, is one of the oldest schools of music in California. Through a conservatory approach, students learn to perform, interpret, and teach music in a rich, liberal arts setting.


Experiential Learning

Student Support

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First-Year Seminar

Designed as an academic bridge between high school and college, the First-Year Seminar gives you the opportunity to experience, see, and understand life from various perspectives. It will also introduce you to the give-and-take style of college classroom discussion.

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Academic Success and Disability Services

The Academic Success Center provides valuable resources for students who wish to become knowledgeable, successful, and active in creating their own educational experience.

Disability Services offers academic accommodations to support your specific needs to provide access and opportunities for success as you pursue your education at University of Redlands.

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Native Student Programs

Our support for Native American students is unmatched by other colleges and universities in the Inland Empire. From advocates, mentors, and scholarships to on-campus Native community events (21 tribal groups reside within 100 miles of our campus), you’ll be able to experience and join a vibrant, growing native community. Learn more about NSP.

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Professional Development

Making the grade is one thing. Navigating your future is another. To help you successfully transition from student to professional life, the University of Redlands’ Office of Professional Development offers comprehensive preparation that will give you a real-world edge.

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Latest News

Stepping into a post-pandemic future

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, U of R experts provide their perspectives on where we go from here. 

"I hold on to the hope that we will see old roommates, sorority sisters, professors, friends, and all the people who enriched our Redlands experience," says College of Arts and Sciences 2020 Commencement speaker Maxine Mchunguzi ’20. "I know when this day comes, we will inspire one another with fantastic stories and memories that happened along the way. Because the most important part of any journey is all the things you see whilst going through it."
College's Class of 2020 graduates look back on their journey

During Commencement Weekend, the University of Redlands hosted a special program to recognize College of Arts and Sciences students in the Class of 2020—many of whom celebrated their undergraduate achievements at home in the first chaotic months of lockdown.

College of Arts and Sciences graduates Aimee Carrillo '21 (left) and Bianca Lopez Villa '21 celebrate Commencement together during a virtual event for first-generation students.
First-generation graduates and their supporters share tears, wisdom, and laughter

The College’s First-Generation Senior Ceremony gave students an opportunity to celebrate their journey through the past four years.

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