Introduction to Geomatics - BS
The Department of Geomatics at UAA offers an ABET accredited curriculum leading to a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Geomatics. Students in the baccalaureate program have a choice of two emphasis areas: Surveying or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
The Bachelor of Science degree in Geomatics prepares students for a wide variety of professional-level opportunities. Since Alaska poses unique geomatic challenges, the curriculum emphasizes northern principles and practices, making UAA graduates highly recruited in the Alaska marketplace and eligible for employment worldwide. Students will find employment in private industry, government, and municipal agencies. Geomaticians working at the professional level enjoy responsibility and a choice of indoor and outdoor employment with many opportunities for advancement and diversification.
To be admitted as a degree-seeking student to the Geomatics program complete the Associate Degree Programs Admission Requirements listed in Chapter 9 of the Course Catalog. Students must also demonstrate a certain level of computer competency prior to enrollment in any GEO or GIS course. In addition, students entering the undergraduate engineering program must have completed the following high school courses with grades of "C" or better:
It is recommended that students
graduating from high school without satisfactorily completing the courses noted
above enroll in the necessary courses to make up deficiencies during the summer
Course Sequence and Program Requirements
There are two Geomatics BS degrees
available. One emphasizes surveying. One emphasizes Geographic
Information Systems. Both degrees follow the same course sequencing for
the first two years. Beginning fall semester of the third year, course
sequencing differs. For either curriculum in order to accommodate course
prerequisites and scheduling, it is highly recommended that students follow the
course sequence to fulfill program requirements: