Land Surveying


Advanced technologies are transforming the functions of surveying, particularly in today’s construction environment. Surveying technicians collect data in the field, make calculations and do computer-aided drafting.

Comprehensive curriculum includes:

  • mathematics
  • physics
  • technical drawing
  • communications
  • surveying concepts and principles
  • training on a variety of tools

Students graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Land Surveying and are encouraged to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Surveying and Mapping.

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Our faculty

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


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

Akron Advantage

Hands-on learning

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 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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Department of Civil Engineering

Contact: Gary Schuller

Career Opportunities

A degree in surveying and mapping prepares students to work in a variety of work environments:

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


As technologies become more complex, individuals with a degree in surveying and mapping will be in demand.

Career services

Career Services helps students and alumni explore and reach career goals. They connect students to employers for internships, jobs, and careers.