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School Name

University of Southern California

City

Los Angeles

State

California

General Information

Institutional control

Private

Year Founded:

1880

Accreditation:

WASC: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Statistics:

Students (2009-10 academic year):

Degrees Awarded (June 2009):

Careers:

GIS specialists can look forward to careers advising public and private institutions such as government, real estate developers, utilities, and telecommunications firms on where to build new roads, buildings, power plants, and cable lines as well as on environmental matters such as where to build a landfill or preserve wetland habitats. Other job prospects include police departments who use GIS to allocate resources in crime-prone areas; public health agencies using GIS to locate cancer “hot spots”; transportation planners using GIS to unravel rush-hour congestion; and wildlife biologists using GIS to map the critical habitats of endangered species.

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