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Surveying and Mapping, A.S.

Requirements

Geomatics is the study of geospatial measurement and representation including such disciplines as land surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing (satellite imaging and laser scanning), geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, global positioning systems (GPS), and some parts of geography 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 spatial and other data. The Land Surveying component of Geomatics includes investigation, analysis, and application of boundary/property laws and legal principles pertaining to specific public and private properties and is a regulated profession wherein a license to practice land surveying is issued by each 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 help them be immediately employable as entry level surveyor GIS technician. Students may also earn a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics which will prepare them to successfully pass the national Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam which is a significant step towards surveying licensure. The bachelor 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 to continue to encourage student interest in obtaining graduate degrees in the field of Geomatics from other nationally ranked institutions. The program is operating under an annual cohort system starting in the fall semester of each year, so matriculation is required to ensure that each perspective 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 PES 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: 19 Credits
  My Educator Exam *  
  SURV 1020 Introduction to Surveying and Mapping WE 1
  MATH 1060 Trigonometry 3
 or EGDT 1600 Technical Math--Algebra (3.0)  
and EGDT 1610 Technical Math--Geometry/Trig (3.0)  
  EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
  EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I  3
  EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
  GIS 2640 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 3
  MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 3
Elective Requirements: 6 Credits
Choose 6 credits from the following or any other courses approved by department 6
  SURV 1030 Fundamentals of Geodesy and Control Surveys (3.0)  
  SURV 1220 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry   (3.0)  
  SURV 1340 Fundamentals of Boundary Law   (3.0)  
  SURV 2010 Land History of America (3.0)  
  SURV 2030 Geodesy (3.0)  
  SURV 2310 Surveying US Public Lands (3.0)  
  SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records (3.0)  
  EGDT 2500 3 Dimensional Modeling--Civil 3D (3.0)  

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.
Footnote
* 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
PES 1097 Personal Fitness or 2
or HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness
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
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
Social Behavioral Science Students Choice 3
GIS 2640 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 3
MATH 1060* or (EGDT 1600 and EGDT 1610) Trigonometry or (Technical Math--Algebra and Technical Math--Geometry/Trig) 3
  Semester total: 15
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken.  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Physical Science Students Choice 3
Fine Arts Students Choice 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 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.
*Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor. 
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
America Institutions Students Choice 3
Humanities Students Choice 3
Physical Science Students Choice 3
Geomatics Approved Elective Students Choice 3
Geomatics Approved Elective Students Choice 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 60

Department

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