Liberal Arts = Learning set free
In ancient Greece and Rome, the liberal arts were a collection of subjects free citizens had to master to become valuable members of society. Today at Johnson State College, they’re an opportunity to explore just what it is you want to do. JSC strives to be one of the best Vermont liberal arts colleges with unique academic programs, affordable tuition and a gorgeous campus. For anyone looking for liberal arts colleges in Vermont, our program broadens your education and sparks critical thought, preparing you to go out into the world and change it for the better.
Be more than...
just your major
Education doesn’t come in a prepackaged box. It’s different for every person, and the only way to find what’s best for you is to try things out. Follow your interests, combine programs of study that don’t seem compatible to anyone but you, and learn because you love to. We’ll help you explore until you find the right fit.
We believe in learning through experience, and we don’t just mean an internship your senior year. Our students get out and do field research and service learning, student exchanges and study abroad, and all kinds of other things you might not think of as your typical classroom education. Pushing the boundaries of traditional learning is a big part of what we do at Johnson State.
We know your face. Your name. And your hopes and dreams and goals for the future.
Our small classes mean you get a private-college style of education and all the support and resources that come with it —- like faculty mentors, one-on-one advising, and a close-knit, community atmosphere.
Do resesarch that changes the world - and your life
Ben, Danielle and Autumn spent their senior year in the lab alongside faculty biologists, studying how bacterial extremophiles can thrive at an old local mine contaminated by asbestos. Then they took their work to Washington, where they were selected to present their findings outside the halls of Congress. Their research has the potential to change the way scientists think about human infection and genomics — and get them a wicked head start on their careers.
Freedom to go
wherever life takes you.
Freedom to go wherever life takes you
Miles was an Anthropology & Sociology major who went on to become an admissions counselor and the first head basketball coach at Wilson College.
Elisabeth was an Education major who followed in her famous family’s footsteps by pursuing a career as a successful singer and songwriter.
Angela earned her B.A. in Professional Studies through Johnson’s External Degree Program while working full time and raising a family.