UVU’s Surveying and Mapping Bachelor’s Degree program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.  

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

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Objectives and Outcomes

Program Mission Statement

Provide a strong foundation of principles and practices of the surveying profession to prepare competent surveyors, mappers, and civil designers who serve the regional and global community.

Program Educational Objectives

Within three to five years of graduation alumni of the program are expected to have:

  1. Demonstrated critical thinking ability in performing surveying, mapping, or civil design duties and responsibilities at a professionally competent level and to communicate technical information effectively in a professional team environment.
  2. Exercised prudent ethical judgement in professional decisions while protecting the land rights, title, and interest of the public.
  3. Advanced professionally by being given more responsibilities; or have successfully completed a graduate level degree.
  4. Demonstrated professional development through continuing education or earning certifications or professional licensure.
  5. Served in their professional organizations and/or local communities.

ABET Program Student Outcomes

The Surveying and Mapping Program at UVU has adopted student outcomes (1) through (6) as listed in the ABET Criterion 3 and are considered appropriate at the time of graduation with the Bachelor of Science degree:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the surveying and mapping disciplines.
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
Surveying and Mapping Major 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Enrollment 35 40 35 30 28 35 0 0
Graduates 10 5 5 8 2 5 0 0