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Surveying and Mapping, B.S.

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Surveying and Mapping 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.

Surveying and Mapping 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 Surveying and Mapping 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 Surveying and Mapping program may earn an Associate in Science in Surveying and Mapping which will help them be immediately employable as an entry level surveyor GIS technician.   Students may also earn a Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping 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.   Surveying and Mapping 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 Surveying and Mapping 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: 121

Matriculation Requirements:  

1. Before being formally admitted into the BS Surveying and Mapping, students must matriculate into the Surveying and Mapping Cohort (the final 2 years of the program) by either completing an AS in Surveying and Mapping with a minimum grade of C or better, (except for MATH 1060 and/or its equivalents which must be a B or better) OR by completing matriculation requirements 2 and 3:                  

2. Complete My Educator with an exam score of 80% or higher OR complete  IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency (3.0 credit hours) with B- or higher.

3. Complete the following courses with a C grade or better:  

  • 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  Trigonometry (3)
  • or EGDT 1600 Technical Math--Algebra (3)
  • and EGDT 1610 Technical Math--Geometry/Trig (3)
  • MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE (3)

4. All Surveying and Mapping students must complete a Matriculation Application by the appointed deadline during the Spring semester prior to the Fall bachelor degree cohort to which the student desires to gain entry. Subsequently official approval must be obtained from the Program Coordinator prior to taking any further Surveying and Mapping courses. Part-time students may be admitted into the Surveying and Mapping cohort and may be allowed to proceed through the program at their own pace..

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research (3)  3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
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 Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 74 Credits
Surveying and Mapping Core  
  MATH 1060 Trigonometry 3
or EGDT 1600 Technical Math--Algebra (3)  
and EGDT 1610 Technical Math--Geometry/Trig (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
  EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
  MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 3
  SURV 1220 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry 3
  SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records 3
  GIS 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
  GIS 3620 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
  SURV 3400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques III  3
  SURV 451R Surveying and Mapping Lecture Series (.5) 2
  SURV 455G Global Professional Ethics and Liabilities 3
  SURV 4930 Senior Surveying and Mapping Capstone WE 4
Professional Focus Areas  

The following are suggested courses based on specific areas of professional/technical interest. You may choose all courses from one focus area or a combination of courses from any focus area depending on personal goals. Total of 33 credit hours.

33
Professional Surveying License Focus Area  
  SURV 2010 Land and Survey History  (3)  
  SURV 2030 Geodesy  (3)  
  SURV 2310 Surveying US Public Lands (3)  
  LEGL 3000 Business Law  (3)  
  SURV 3010 Measurement Analysis and Adjustments  (4)  
  SURV 3030 Land Development Planning, Platting, and Mapping  (3)  
  SURV 3210 Advanced Photogrammetry  (3)  
  SURV 3220 Control Surveys  (3)  
  SURV 3230 Construction and Route Surveys  (3)  
  SURV 3340 Boundary Law  (3)  
  SURV 4340 Surveying Legal Principles  (3)  
  SURV 4400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques IV (3)  
  SURV 4500 Professional Services Practicum  (3)  
Professional GIS/Mapping Focus Area  
  SURV 1030 Fundamentals of Geodesy and Control Surveys  (3)  
  SURV 1340 Fundamentals of Boundary Law  (3)  
  SURV 2010 Land History of America (3)  
  SURV 2030 Geodesy   (3)  
  SURV 2100 Mapping From Field to Finish  (3)  
  GIS 2640 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (2)  
  GIS 3630 Geographic Information Systems Application Development  (3)  
  LEGL 3000 Business Law  (3)  
  SURV 3220 Control Surveys  (3)  
  SURV 3340 Boundary Law (3)  
Civil Design Technology Focus Area  
  EGDT 1300 Structural Drafting (3)  
  EGDT 1060 MicroStation Infrastructure Design (3)  
  EGDT 2040 Piping Drafting (2)  
  EGDT 2500 3 Dimensional Modeling--Civil 3D (3)  
  CMGT 3010 Construction Materials Testing (3)  
  SURV 3230 Construction and Route Surveys (3)  
  EGDT 3450 Civil Design Systems  (3)  
  EGDT 3500 Advanced Civil Drafting and Design (3)  
  SURV 4400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques IV (3)  
Elective Requirements: 12 Credits
Approved Surveying and Mapping elective courses can be taken with the following prefixes: SURV, GIS, EGDT, ARC, ENGR, CIVE, PHYS, GEOG, CMGT, CS, ENST, MATH, and LEGL. Total of 12 credit hours 12

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 121 semester credits required for a BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.5 or above with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in all Surveying and Mapping courses including Surveying and Mapping Core and Professional Focus Areas     
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of Surveying and Mapping courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.        
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.   
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.                

   

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 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
SURV 1020 Introduction to Surveying and Mapping WE 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Biology Distribution Students Choice 3
Social/Behavioral Sci. Distribution Students Choice 3
GIS 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
Fine Arts Distribution Students Choice 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution Students Choice 3
ENGL 2010  Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 3
Physical Science Distribution Students Choice 3
SURV 451R Surveying and Mapping Lecture Series 0.5
Geomatics Elective **   3
  Semester total: 15.5
Note: Students must pass a My Educator Exam with a score of 80% or higher. If they do not score above 80% they must take IM 2010 and earn a B or higher grade.  
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institutions Students Choice 3
Humanities Distribution Students Choice 3
MATH 1060* or EGDT1600 and EGDT 1610 Trigonometry or (Technical Math--Algebra and Technical Math--Geometry/Trig) 3
GIS 3620 Advanced GIS for Geomatics 3
Focus Area   3
SURV 451R Surveying and Mapping Lecture Series 0.5
  Semester total: 15.5
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Focus Area   3
Focus Area   3
Focus Area   3
Focus Area   3
EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
SURV1220 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry 3
Focus Area   3
Focus Area   3
Focus Area   3
Focus Area   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Focus Area   3
SURV 451R Surveying and Mapping Lecture Series 0.5
SURV 455G Global Professional Ethics and Liabilities 3
SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records 3
SURV 3400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques III  3
Geomatics Elective** Geomatics Elective  3
  Semester total: 15.5
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Focus Area   3
SURV 451R Surveying and Mapping Lecture Series 0.5
SURV 4930 Senior Geomatics Capstone WE 4
Geomatics Elective** Geomatics Elective 3
Geomatics Elective** Geomatics Elective 3
  Semester total: 13.5
** Choosen from Geomatics Discipline Core and Electives or Department Approved  
  Degree total: 121

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