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Land Surveying Associates Degree

The University of Akron offers an associate’s degree program in land surveying to prepare students for technical and professional careers in surveying. Students can continue on to our bachelor’s degree program, which meets the professional surveyor license academic requirement for Ohio and nearly all 50 states.

Degree Highlights

  • Students learn how to manage geospatial data using laser scanning, drones, precise satellite positioning, ground penetrating radar, and robotics.
  • Faculty are professional surveyors who bring their real-world experience into the classroom.
  • Our design teams rank among the best in the nation and world. In 2019, a student team won first place in the National Society of Professional Surveyors 18th Annual Student Competition.


Admission Requirements

All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in land surveying are accepted into the College.

If you are coming directly from high school, your high school records determine which first semester classes are right for you.

Career Opportunities

Surveyors collect field data and verify its accuracy, map features and contours for land development or roadway projects, and act as translators to interpret engineering design plans in placing line and grade stakes for new construction.

University of Akron graduates of our A.A.S. Land Surveying Program are in high demand. They graduate and go on to work for surveying and engineering consulting firms, federal, state, and local governments, construction firms, and energy and public utilities companies.

Curriculum Guide & Courses


The AAS in Land Surveying program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Surveying, Geomatics and Similarly Named Programs. The program has specific educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.

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