North Park University - Chicago North Park University - Chicago

Location Intelligence

Why Study Location Intelligence (LOCI)?

The cutting-edge skills taught in LOCI 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, LOCI prepares students for an array of careers.


36 hours major coursework
20 hours business core (recommended) 
120 total credit hours for graduation

Full Program Requirements

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 LOCI will be able to apply their new skills to a wide variety of careers:

  • Urban Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Media