Surveying and Mapping (Bachelor’s Degree)

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.

  • 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

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-word 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) 

Curriculum Guide


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Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in surveying and mapping prepares you for a variety of work environments:

  • engineering and architectural services firms
  • federal, state and local governments
  • construction firms
  • mining and oil and gas extraction companies
  • public utilities companies

Career Outlook

As technologies become more complex, individuals with a bachelor's degree and strong technical skills will have the best job opportunities.

Career Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

Career Resource Library
co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
computer stations for resume writing and employment research
UA Career Fairs

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