Land Surveying/Mapping Sciences

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Land Surveying/Mapping Sciences is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Please note that (ASAC) ABET accreditation expires Sept. 30, 2018.

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.

Program Educational Objectives

  • 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 a 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.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation students will have demonstrated the following:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify and solve applied science problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice
  • students will also be able to demonstrate proficiency in one or more of the following areas: boundary and/or land surveying, geographic and/or land information systems, photogrammetry, mapping and geodesy, remote sensing, and other related areas.

Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

Number of Students in Program

Land Surveying/Mapping Sciences Programs Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Intended Majors - BS & BES Degrees 32 32 27 20 14
Declared Majors - BS Degree 14 17 15 15 12
Declared Majors - BES Degree 3 3 4 6 2
Total 50 53 46 42 28

Number of Graduates

Land Surveying/Mapping Sciences Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015
BS Degree 3 5 5 4 1 3
BES Degree - - - 2 2 -
Total 3 5 5 6 3 3