Land Surveying Minor

This minor is designed to provide students with perspective and skills to pursue a successful career in surveying or a surveying related field. The focus is on courses related to surveying such as photogrammetry, global positioning systems, U.S. Public Land Survey System, legal principles of surveying, and project design in surveying. Enrollment in this minor is open to all engineering and non-engineering students.

The Land Surveying Minor, completed co-incident with a Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering Technology degree, is designed to satisfy the land surveying curriculum requirements established by the Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors to be eligible to take the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam.  Students from other major degree programs interested in pursuing professional land surveyor licensure should contact the Civil Engineering Department before enrolling in the Land Surveying Minor.

Students must complete all of the following courses

Survey Techniques -12 Credits
SRVY 230Intro to Srvyg for Engineers3
SRVY 273Route Surveying3
or ECIV 350 Transportation Engineering
SRVY 375Analytic Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing3
ECIV 456Highway Geometric Design3
or GPHY 426 Remote Sensing
Principles and Practices of Land Surveying - 15 Credits
SRVY 355Surveying Calculations3
SRVY 361Intro Legal Princ in Surveying3
SRVY 362Public Land Survey System3
SRVY 474Project Design in Surveying3
BGEN 361Principles of Business Law3
or GPHY 457 Adv GPS Mapping for GIS
or AGBE 337 Agricultural Law
Elective - 3 Credits
GPHY 284Intro to GIS Science & Cartog3
or GPHY 357 GPS Fund/App in Mapping
or GPHY 384 Adv GIS and Spatial Analysis
or GPHY 484R Applied GIS & Spatial Analysis
Total Credits30
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Courses have prerequisites that must be satisfied prior to enrollment in surveying minor courses. Contact the Civil Engineering Department for more information.