Spatial thinking is integrated into all aspects of academics and administration at the University of Redlands. Accordingly, students who have an interest in geography and spatial technologies have many opportunities to use geographic information systems (GIS), geodesign, data science and visualization, remote sensing, and other spatial technologies and methods to help solve real-world problems, conduct original research, and build workplace competencies. Successful pursuit of U of R’s academic programs can provide pathways to internships and employment with Redlands-based geospatial industry leader Esri and with other private, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.
Advance your career in a GIS-related field with an introductory graduate certificate that teaches you how to manage a spatial database, extract useful information from remotely sensed data, use Python to extend GIS, and develop a web GIS application. Access to extensive Esri resources complements your GIS education with diverse cutting-edge applications and technologies. Available online and on campus.
Master the business of “where” with a graduate certificate that focuses on using GIS to achieve business success. Learn how leading organizations deploy location analytics to gain customer insights, expand the business, manage risk, and design effective spatial business strategies. Develop technical skills in location analytics and spatial storytelling that can improve business decision-making and positively impact society. Available online only.
The undergraduate spatial minor consists of two required courses (Foundations of Spatial Thinking and Introduction to Spatial Analysis and GIS), four elective courses chosen from nearly 50 offerings, and a student portfolio. In addition to equipping students with in-demand spatial thinking skills, the minor strengthens pathways to internships, careers, and graduate school.
The Center for Spatial Studies helps faculty, students, and administrators use desktop and cloud-based geographic information systems (GIS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), location-aware mobile apps, digital image analysis, social network analysis, and scientific visualization to explore and analyze geographic data, conduct original research, manage the day-to-day operations of the University, and provide service to local, regional, and global communities.
The Spatial Business Initiative is a unique alliance between the University of Redlands School of Business and Esri, the global leader in mapping software, that aims to maximize the understanding and effectiveness of GIS in business through education, publishing, research, and consulting.
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