The GIS program 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.
Both degree programs are designed for professionals or recent graduates who seek to enhance their existing academic foundations with a comprehensive understanding of geographic information science fundamentals and the use and application of GI technologies. Key program components include theory & analysis, technology, and practical applications. In addition to regular coursework, students also take a series of intensive 2 to 5-day hands-on training courses in the use of the ArcGIS suite of software products which are taught by Esri certified trainers; currently, 22 days of training are included in the program. A final Major Individual Project integrates and demonstrates students' newly attained knowledge and skills. Every summer our students meet GIS professionals from all of the world at the Esri User Conference and present their projects there.
One-on-one mentorship: each student works closely with a faculty member and an advisory committee;
Diverse community: our students and faculty come from over 20 different counties, each making distinct contributions;
Cutting-edge technologies: a wide range of GIS, image analysis, and cartographic design software is provided through virtual computing environments.