Surveying and Mapping (Bachelor’s Degree)

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.  

Our comprehensive curriculum includes learning how to:

  • use a variety of surveying and mapping tools
  • create maps using principles and techniques of field measurements and adjustments
  • design construction projects and subdivisions
  • use GIS and GPS technology

Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Surveying and Mapping.

Our faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning
  • bring professional expertise to the classroom

VIDEO: DRONES EXTEND SURVEYORS' TOOLBOX

Drones are giving mapping and surveying professionals new ways to conduct their work.


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 co-op and placement program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Student organizations

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

  • Gathering of Potential Surveyors (GPS)

Accreditation accredited-by-abet

The bachelor's degree program in Surveying and Mapping is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.


Sample Curriculum


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