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  • Geomatics

    Geomatics addresses land information collection and management through field survey, photogrammetry, remote sensing, satellite positioning and other techniques. Spatial information collected is then integrated into digital land or geographic information systems and made suitable for use and analysis.

    About This Major

    • College: Agricultural and Life Sciences
    • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Geomatics
    • Credits for Degree: 120
    • Minor: No
    • Certificate Program: Yes
    • Combined-Degree Program: Yes
    • Academic Learning Compact
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    Critical TrackingRecommended Semester Plan

    Overview

    Geomatics students learn how the Earth is measured, how Earth-based data are analyzed and how these data are integrated into forms and systems that people can use. Students gain hands-on experience working with field equipment and in high tech classrooms. Present land values, rates of urban development and environmental concerns require a broadly educated person to develop, manage and apply land information. Surveyors and mappers, the practicing component of geomatics, provide these professional services to society.

    This major is also offered at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Plant City, FL and at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, FL.

    This major is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete at least 1 of 7 critical-tracking courses (excluding labs): AEB 2014 or ECO 2023 or ECO 2013, AEC 3030C or SPC 2608, COP 2800 or advisor-approved course in computer programming, MAC 2311, PHY 2053/2053L, PHY 2054/2054L and STA 2023
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete at least 2 additional critical-tracking courses (excluding labs)
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete at least 2 additional critical-tracking courses (excluding labs)
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete at least 2 additional critical-tracking courses (excluding labs)
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses including labs
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economics Issues, Food and You (3) or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (4) or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) (all GE-S)
    3-4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    Biological or Physical Science (GE-B/P)
    (FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People or
    SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment and SWS 3022L Introduction to Soils in
    the Environment Laboratory recommended)
    3-4
    ​Composition (State Core GE-C) (WR) 3​​
    Elective (GEO 2200 Physical Geography or GLY 2010C Physical Geology recommended) 3-4
    Total 15-18
    Semester 2 Credits
    COP 2800 Computer Programming Using JAVA or
    COP 2271 and COP 2271L Computer Programming for Engineers and Computer Programming for Engineers Laboratory or
    COP 3275 Computer Programming Using C or
    COP 3229 Computer Programming Using C++ or
    Advisor-approved computer programming course
    3
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (State Core GE-M) * 4
    ​Elective 2​
    ​Humanities (State Core GE-H) ​3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (State Core GE-S) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 3 Credits
    PHY 2053 and 2053L Physics 1 and Physics 1 laboratory * (State Core GE-B/P) 5
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M)​ 3
    Composition (GE-C) (WR) 3
    Elective (GEO 2200 Physical Geography or GLY 2010C Physical Geology recommended, if not already taken) 3-4
    Total 14-15
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking
    3
    PHY 2054 and 2054L Physics 2 and Physics 2 Laboratory * (GE-P) 5
    Elective 2
    Elective (Gen Ed Diversity, GE-D, and International, GE-N, recommended, if not already completed) 6
    Total 16

    * The following courses may be used as substitutes:
    MAC 1114 and MAC 2233 for MAC 2311
    PHY 2004 and PHY 2004L for PHY 2053 and PHY 2053L
    PHY 2005 and PHY 2005L for PHY 2054 and PHY 2054L
    Placement tests and/or prerequisites may be required to access certain courses.
    Non-specified general education (GE) courses may be selected from any approved course in the subject area. Selection of courses must consider satisfaction of the writing requirement and international studies and diversity requirements

    Course availability may necessitate departure from this course sequence. Except for certain courses where sequence is critical (i.e., physics 1 and 2), successful completion is more important than the sequence in which the courses are taken.

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    ** A minimum grade of C is required for all SUR courses below marked with two asterisks.

    Semester 5 Credits
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences​ or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
    ENC 3254 Professional Communication (all are WR)
    3​
    SUR 3103C Geomatics ** 3
    SUR 3323 Visualization of Spatial Information ** 3
    SUR 3393 Geographic Information Systems and SUR 3393L Geographic Information Systems Lab ** 3
    SUR 3641 Surveying Computations ** 3
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management (3) or
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (4)
    3-4
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law (3) or
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business (4)
    3-4
    SUR 3331 and 3331L Photogrammetry and Photogrammetry Laboratory ** 3
    SUR 3501 and 3501L Spatial Measurement Systems and Spatial Measurement Systems Laboratory ** 3
    SUR 3520 Measurement Science ** 3
    Total 15-17
    Summer Credits
    SUR 4949 Co-op Work Experience 1
    Total 1
    Semester 7 Credits
    FNR 3131C Dendrology/Forest Plants 3
    SUR 4201 Route Geometrics and Design ** 3
    SUR 4350C Advanced Photogrammetry ** 3
    SUR 4403 Cadastral Principles ** 3
    SUR 4530 Geodesy and Geodetic Positioning ** 3
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    FNR 4343C Forest Water Resources or
    AOM 4643 Environmental Hydrology: Principles and Issues or
    SWS 4244 Wetlands
    3
    SUR 4380 Remote Sensing ** 3
    SUR 4430 Surveying and Mapping Practice ** 3
    SUR 4463 Subdivision Design ** 3
    SUR 4912 Senior Project ** 1
    Total 13
    Summer Credits
    SUR 4949 Co-op Work Experience 1
    Total 1
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majors: geomatics