The B.S. degree in Land Surveying and Mapping Sciences is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET and is the only four-year degree surveying program in the upper mid-west (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin).
Student's enroll in the B.S. degree program at SCSU after completing a two-year degree program at one of 12 schools that have established articulation agreements with SCSU (List of Schools).
The ASAC ABET accredited program consists of 60 credits of courses in Surveying, GIS, and mathematics and statistics (Course of Study)
SCSU also offers a B.E.S. (Bachelor of Elective Studies) degree program. This program was established for individuals who have worked as surveyors and who either attended or graduated from a school that SCSU does not have an articulation agreement. This degree program is not ASAC ABET accredited, but for many students does provide the necessary education required for career advancement (Course of Study).
For individuals who have a four-year degree in a field related to surveying (e.g. civil engineering) and are seeking to become a licensed surveyor, then the undergraduate certificate program would likely be appropriate for your career advancement (Course of Study).
Program Mission Statement
To educate surveying professionals to meet societal and technological challenges through the creation and dissemination of information, knowledge and technology, and the development and provision of innovative solutions; and
To enable graduates to gain the knowledge, skills and expertise required for them to become registered as Professional Surveyors after the completion of appropriate work experience.
- Prepare graduates to attain professional status through licensure or other regulated certification
- Prepare graduates for employment commensurate of a four year Bachelor of Science degree
- Prepare graduates to be actively engaged in their profession
- Cultivate continued expansion of knowledge base in land surveying and mapping science areas through life-long learning
- Prepare graduates for leadership roles as they advance through their careers
All surveying specific courses (335, 336, 433, 435, 436, 438, 439 and 455) are offered both on campus and with online versions.
The Land Surveying and Mapping Sciences Program is housed in the School of Public Affairs
For additional Information contact:
Eric Fuller, Director: Land Surveying and Mapping Sciences