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B.S. in Surveying Engineering Technology

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Program Information

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Rowan University’s Bachelor of Science in Surveying Engineering Technology is designed in conjunction with the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors to meet the increasing demand for professional land surveyors. This is a four-year degree required to become licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in New Jersey. The program does not guarantee licensure but is a required step in the process.

The program provides three pathways for students interested in this career:

High school students or those with no college credits
Students interested in starting the program as a freshman begin the degree at Rowan College at South Jersey (RCSJ). Through the 3 + 1 degree completion program partnership between Rowan University and RCSJ, students complete the associate degree track at RCSJ, then transfer into the B.S. program at Rowan University.

For more information about this option, click here.

Those who possess an Associate's Degree or some college credit
Surveying technicians working in the field who have an Associate’s Degree or some college credit can apply to the program as a degree completion or transfer student depending upon the amount of transferable credits.

Graduates with a Civil Engineering or related degree
Those who already have an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Geography, or other geospatial degrees and want to become a licensed land surveyor can apply for a second bachelor’s degree and must complete 30+ credits in the program depending on previous coursework. Transfer credit is available on a case-by-case basis.

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The B.S. in Surveying Engineering Technology is a full-time or part-time program offered at our Rowan College at South Jersey campus and our Glassboro, NJ campus. Enrolling into this program would require completing coursework at both our Rowan College at South Jersey and Glassboro campuses. It requires the completion of 120 semester hours.

  • 120 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 97 S.H.
COMP 01111 College Composition I 3
COMP 01112 College Composition II 3
CMS 04205 Public Speaking 3
GEOG 16160 Intro to Mapping and GIS 3
PHIL 09150 Introduction to Ethics 3
MATH 01130 Calculus I 4
MATH 01122 Precalculus 4
CS 01102 Introduction to Programming 3
CS 04103 Computer Science and Programming 4
STAT 02260 Statistics I 3
MATH 01131 Calculus II 4
MATH 01210 Linear Algebra 3
SET 01103 CADD I 3
SET 01113 CADD II 3
GEOG 16133 Meteorology 4
GEOG 16131 Principles of Earth Science 3
SET 01108 Introduction to Surveying 3
SET 01206 Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location 3
SET 01208 Route and Construction Surveying 3
GEOG 16370 Drones, Planes, and Satellites 3
GEOG 16260 Fundamentals of GIS 4
PLAN 31280 Foundations of Planning and Environmental Design 3
SET 01302 Adjustment Computations 4
SET 01303 Boundaries and Adjacent Properties 3
SET 01304 Digital Practices in Surveying 3
SET 01305 Boundary Line Analysis 3
SET 01401 Geodetic Control Surveying 3
SET 04102 Professional Practice in Surveying 2
SET 01490 Capstone Project 4
SET 01403 Fundamentals of Geodesy 3
Elective Courses: 23 S.H.
GLBL ----- Global Literacy Rowan Core Course  
SCIL ----- Scientific Literacy Rowan Core Course  
LIT ----- Broad-Based Literature Attribute  
WI ----- Writing Intensive Attribute  
RS ----- Rowan Seminar Attribute  
SET 01201 Codes Contracts and Specifications 3
SET 01207 Hydraulics 3
SET 01203 3-D Modeling 3
GEOG 16261 Cartography 3
GEOG 16361 Geovisualization 3
GEOG 16365 Geospatial Measurement and Environmental Modeling 3
PLAN 31386 Land Use and Conservation 3
PLAN 31385 New Jersey Planning Practice 3
PLAN 31389 Environmental/Sustainable Planning 3
PLAN 31486 Community Planning and Site Design 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.


  • Completed Application Form through our county college partner
  • Associate’s degree or an equivalent number of transferable college credits
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 in Associates of Applied Science
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