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Surveying and Mapping, A.S.

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Geomatics is the study of geospatial measurement and representation including such disciplines asland surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing (satellite imaging and laser scanning), geographicinformation systems (GIS), cartography, global positioning systems (GPS), and some parts ofgeography and civil engineering.
Geomatics is a discipline which integrates acquisition, modeling, analysis, and management of geo-spatial reference data.
Based on the scientific framework of geodesy, it uses terrestrial, marine,airborne, satellite-based sensors, and measurement systems and technologies to acquire spatialand other data.
The Land Surveying component of Geomatics includes investigation, analysis, andapplication of boundary/property laws and legal principles pertaining to specific public and privateproperties and is a regulated profession wherein a license to practice land surveying is issued byeach state in an effort to protect the public and private interests in property boundaries.
Students in the Geomatics program may earn an Associate in Science in Geomatics which will helpthem be immediately employable as entry level surveyor GIS technician.
Students may also earn aBachelor of Science in Geomatics which will prepare them to successfully pass the nationalFundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam which is a significant step towards surveying licensure.
Thebachelor degree program has been developed around four core disciplines which build on an in-depth foundation of knowledge needed for the professional practice of surveying and GIS.
Geomatics program goals are to secure ABET/ASAC accreditation by Fall Semester 2017 and tocontinue to encourage student interest in obtaining graduate degrees in the field of Geomatics fromother nationally ranked institutions.
The program is operating under an annual cohort systemstarting in the fall semester of each year, so matriculation is required to ensure that eachperspective student completes all required course prerequisites prior to entrance into a cohort.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 3
  Fine Arts 3
  Social/Behavioral 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 25 Credits
  My Educator Exam *  
  SURV 1020 Introduction to Surveying and Mapping WE 1
  EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
  EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I  3
Complete one of the following:  
  MATH 1060 Trigonometry 3
  EGDT 1600 Technical Math--Algebra (3.0) 3
and EGDT 1610 Technical Math--Geometry/Trig (3.0) 3
  EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
  MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 3
  SURV 2310 Surveying US Public Lands (3.0) 3
  SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records (3.0) 3
  EGDT 2500 3 Dimensional Modeling--Civil 3D (3.0) 3
Elective Requirements:  
Approved Surveying and Mapping elective courses can be taken with the following prefixes: SURV, GIS, EGDT, CIVE, CMGT, or MATH 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 or more semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above (departments may require a higher GPA).
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
* Students will be required to complete the My Educator exam with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the IM 2010 course with a score of 80 percent or higher.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
Quantitative Literacy Students Choice 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
SURV 1020 Introduction to Surveying and Mapping WE 1
EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
MATH 1060 or (EGDT 1600) Trigonometry QL or (Technical Math--Algebra) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
ASTR 1040 Elementary Astronomy 3
EXSC 1097 Personal Fitness or 2
or HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness
MATH 1060* or (EGDT  1610) Trigonometry or (Technical Math--Geometry/Trig) 3
MKTG 220G Written Business Communication GI WE 3
  Semester total: 14
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken.  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BOT 2050 Field Botany BB 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
SURV 2310 Surveying US Public Lands 3
SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records 3
EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
  Semester total: 15
Note: Student's must pass the My Educator Exam with a score of 80% or higher or take IM 2010 and pass with a B- or better.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 1740 US Economic History 3
COMM 1020 Public Speaking HH 3
PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics PP 3
EGDT 1720 Architectural Rendering FF 3
Surveying and Mapping Electives 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 60


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