Land Surveying and Geomatics Program
The Land Surveying and Geomatics program teaches students how to identify, measure, quantify, map, and analyze specific details and locations on the earth’s surface. Students will learn applications of mathematics and basic sciences as they develop skills with modern software and hardware tools used in the surveying industry. Graphical presentation methodology and technical communication skills will be learned to allow students to share the information they obtain with professionals in other industries such as construction, engineering, real estate, city planning, subdivision development, conservation, and many others. Careers in land surveying and geomatics normally require a mix of both indoor and outdoor work, and expertise with modern surveying equipment will be developed through laboratory activities and related classroom responsibilities. Students will be eligible to proceed toward professional licensure as a Professional Surveyor upon completion of either the Bachelor of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree, and all students will be encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Surveying exam before completing their coursework.
Two degrees are offered by Arkansas State University in Land Surveying and Geomatics. The Bachelor of Science degree requires 120 credit hours of coursework and can be completed in four years. The B.S. degree provides students with a well-rounded educational experience and exposure to surveying fundamentals as well as business principles and general engineering technology concepts.