Surveying and Mapping (Bachelor’s Degree)

Surveying and Mapping Fundamentals

Advanced technologies are transforming the functions of surveying and mapping - measuring of ground surface, as well as the preparation of maps, profiles, cross sections and alignments. Surveying and mapping technicians collect data in the field, make calculations and do computer-aided drafting. Advancing beyond the technician level studies, this program provides the academic preparation needed to pursue a license as a professional surveyor.  

  • This “Step Up” program builds on the knowledge and skills developed during your associate degree studies
  • Comprehensive curriculum includes learning how to:
    • use a variety of tools
    • create maps using principles and techniques of field measurements and adjustments
    • design construction projects and subdivisions
    • use GIS and GPS technology

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning


Drones are giving mapping and surveying professionals new ways to conduct their work, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

Experience surveying and mapping technology firsthand through the Surveying and Mapping Program's two computerized laboratories. They are equipped for:

  • map generation and GIS/GPS activities
  • surveying instrumentation studies and practices.

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through an internship or UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary. 

Surveying and Mapping Student Organization

Interact with other surveying and mapping students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Gathering of Potential Surveyors (GPS) 

Sample Curriculum

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