Department of Geographic Information Science

The Department of Geographic Information Science at the University of Redlands offers you a personalized GIS education in beautiful Redlands, California, home to the world's leading GIS company, Esri. 

Our students include professionals currently employed in any field using geographic information and recent university graduates who would like to begin a career in a GIS-related field. With the balanced curriculum and strong technical support, the students gain substantial intellectual growth in an open learning environment. Many of our alumni are leading applications specialists, applications software developers, and project managers in various private and public organizations. The residential program also provides a great opportunity for building a strong professional network and everlasting friendships.

 

Academic Programs

Distinctive Features

Applied GIScience

Students not only learn the critical theoretical foundations and the cutting-edge geospatial technologies, but also explore broader issues related to effective and appropriate application of the technology. 
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Close Connection to Esri

Being close to the headquarter of Esri, our students have access to extensive Esri resources including instructor-led trainings, experienced Esri faculty, Esri library access, and professional Esri conferences.
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Tackling Real Problems

Our students put skills into practice through a Major Individual Project that addresses a real-world spatial problem for an external client or a professional GIS Internship, then make a formal presentation at a professional conference.
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One-on-one Mentorship

Each student works closely with a faculty member and an advisory committee. Besides the full-time faculty, students also learn from experienced adjunct faculty from Esri who have many years of experience in developing GIS.
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Extensive Technical Support

Our students have access to a wide range of GIS, image analysis, and cartographic design software, and receive strong technical support and consulting from the Center for Spatial Studies and the University ITS.
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Building Professional Network

We have maintained a cohesive community of students, alumni, and employers that fosters a close relationship and provides important career development for our students.
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Alumni Stories

Current students and graduate students thoughts on GIS at Redlands

Contact Us

Email: gis@redlands.edu
Phone: (909) 748-8128
Fax:      (909) 335-5388
University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Avenue
P.O. Box 3080
Redlands, CA 92373-0999