Land Surveying

The art and science of Land Surveying has a rich heritage, most recently being a vital part of the settlement and building of America.

Our Land Surveying program will prepare you to work as a surveying technician under the direction of a professional registered surveyor. You'll gain a foundation in mathematics, natural science, and communication skills as well as the surveying skills necessary to become a Certified Surveying Technician (CST) under the National Society of Professional Surveyors' (NSPS) testing program.

This program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,


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

The University of Akron is THE place to prepare for a rewarding career in Land Surveying and Mapping!

As surveying and mapping functions become more complex and technology based, the demand for highly trained technicians and Professional Surveyors continues to grow at an ever-expanding rate. Career opportunities are increasingly in demand.

Employment opportunities

Specific employment opportunities are found as Typical employers of recent graduates
  • All areas of the federal, state, and local governments
  • Public and private companies
  • Surveying, mapping, construction, and civil engineering companies
  • KS Associates
  • Federal, state and county offices
  • Atwell
  • GPD Group
  • CESO, Inc.
  • Ohio Department of Transportation

Recommended course sequences

Bachelor of Science

Associate of Applied Science



The Land Surveying A.A.S. and Surveying and Mapping B.S. programs are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,, and have specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter professional practice.