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Location Intelligence (BA)

Applying geographic information systems in today’s growing fields.

The Location Intelligence (BA) degree program is currently not accepting new majors. SPS students may complement another major with a Location Intelligence Certificate.

Why Major in Location Intelligence?

The cutting-edge skills taught in Location Intelligence (GIS) are in demand among today’s employers. By combining aspects of natural and technical sciences, along with business principles and the latest in spatial technology, Location Intelligence prepares students for an array of careers.

Curriculum Highlights

The curriculum provides a liberal arts foundation, as well as mastery of geospatial technologies via cutting-edge courses:

  • The Art and Science of Map Design
  • Learning to Apply GIS Software
  • Development of Web Apps
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

Acquired Skills

Students learn to utilize geographic information systems (GIS) in solving spatial problems, while also developing business and communication skills:

  • Leadership/management
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Communication and writing
  • Quantitative methods
  • Computer applications

Careers in Location Intelligence

Graduates who major in Location Intelligence will be able to apply their new skills to a wide variety of careers:

  • Urban Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Media