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.
The MS GIS is a one-year intensive program designed for professionals who want to enhance their academic foundations with a comprehensive understanding of geographic information science fundamentals and the use and application of GIS technologies. The MGIS degree is designed for professionals who look for an accelerated program to enhance their knowledge of the analysis, management, and communication of geographic information.
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 & Society 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.
Read more about a spatial education at the U of R.