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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surveying and Mapping Science Major, B.S.

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General Program Information

The Surveying and Mapping curriculum has a core curriculum and guided electives in three sequences: cadastral/design, geospatial, and surveying business.

This program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: (410) 347-7700; www.abet.org.

It is designed to meet the following goals and objectives. Within two to four years, graduates of the program:

  1. will successfully complete FLS (Fundamentals of Land Surveying) portion of the professional license exam;
  2. will have received progressive experience or increased professional opportunities;
  3. will obtain a position of management in a firm that conducts professional surveys;
  4. will become active and strive for a leadership role in the state and national organizations that represent the profession;

Students at graduation will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences;
  2. an ability to design experiments and conduct experiments as well as analyze data and interpret data;
  3. an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify and solve applied science problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context;
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice; and also be able to:
    1. function as effective individuals and obtain professional goals, outcomes, and opportunities;
    2. quickly adapt to the work environment.

Students in Surveying and Mapping Science pursue coursework leading to professional land surveying practice. Core courses include plane, geodetic, and boundary surveying. By taking a core of 64 semester hours in surveyingrelated courses, students are well-prepared for future licensing and professional-level positions with surveying and engineering firms, government service, utility companies, and related industries.

ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements:

Writing: Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses. At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study. At least two of the four  courses must be at the 3000-4000 level.

Oral Communication: Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses. At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.

Using Information Technology: Students must complete at least one using information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.

Transfer students may be subject to reduced number of intensives.

See ETSUAcademic Proficiency Requirements for details.

Surveying and Mapping Science Major


* See TBR General Education Core Requirements .

** PHYS 2110  and PHYS 2120  may be substituted.


2 A minimum of one hour for Co-op should be taken; more hours are allowed; SURV 3540  can also be substituted.

Surveying Sequence Requirements: 22 Credit Hours

Students should select a group of courses from one of the following sequences:

Total: 22 Credit Hours


3 GEOL 4617 , GEOG 4317 , ENTC 4417  or ENTC 4227  can be substituted.

4 SURV 4517  can be substituted.

Total: 22 Credit Hours


* CIS 0113  RODP can be substituted.

Total: 22 Credit Hours


1 MGMT 4600  can be substituted.

Total Hours Required for Degree: 128 Credit Hours

Additional Information

Transfer Students - Transfer students must meet all ETSU requirements for the minimum number of hours from ETSU and from a senior institution. Articulation agreements with several two-year institutions are available for smooth transfer to ETSU.

Students are encouraged to contact the program coordinator to discuss their individual needs.

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