Degree Program

The Spatial Studies Minor

Spatial Studies is an interdisciplinary program that includes courses from a wide array of departments. Requirements include two core spatial courses and four electives chosen from a diverse range of programs at the University of Redlands.

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Students minoring in Spatial Studies must complete six courses totaling 22–24 credits, including the following requirements:

I. Two Core courses, taken from the following (ideally to be completed before the end of the sophomore year, but can be taken at any point):

  • SPA 100 Foundations of Spatial Thinking (4)
  • SPA 110 Introduction to Spatial Analysis and GIS (4)
  • SPA 210 Advanced Spatial Analysis and GIS (4)


II. Four Elective Courses, taken from at least two of the following categories:

  • Physical World
  • Culture and Communities
  • Methods and Representations

At least two of the electives must be taken at the 200-level or higher.