Geomatics is a broad term that covers areas of study and professional practice that uses measurements to determine locations on the earth's surface. You will be able to study and work in the areas of photogrammetry, traditional boundary surveying, construction, hydrography, geodesy, geographic information systems (GIS), forensic surveying, manufacturing, and any other area that uses measurements.
The program* in Geomatics is unique in design, allowing an easy transition for students coming from community college survey and civil technology programs, and is the only four-year program in the state of North Carolina that prepares students for professional licensure.
Specializations (or Careers)
- Aerial Surveyor
- Geographic Information Systems Analyst
- Boundary Surveyor
- Hydrographic Surveyor
- Geomatics Project Consultant
- GIS/Cartographic Specialist
- Surveying and Mapping Manager
The admission of students to the undergraduate degree program in Geomatics is based on general admission requirements of North Carolina A&T State University.
Students majoring in the Geomatics program must complete 124 credit hours, per the requirements listed in the course curriculum. All majors in the program must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) -AND- earn at least a grade of “C” or better in all major courses.The curriculum has an emphasis in the areas of math, science, technology, and geospatial analysis. Courses included are Land Surveying, Boundary and Survey Law, Photogrammetry, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Route Surveying, Automation, Geodetic Science, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Adjustment Computations. Geomatics has applications in all disciplines that depend on spatial data, including, surveying, civil engineering, mapping sciences, geographic information systems (GIS), geodesy, photogrammetry, and remote sensing.
Curriculum Guide: B.S. in Geomatics
*Degree Completion program. Please contact the department for more information.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
North Carolina A&T State University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA allows the University to provide distance learning programs and coursework to residents of states and territories outside North Carolina. However, NC-SARA does not grant automatic reciprocity with other states or exempt N.C. A&T from the professional licensing requirements required by other states or territories.
N.C. A&T’s programs and courses meet the licensure requirements for professional organizations in North Carolina. The University is in the process of determining the licensure requirements for its professional licensure programs, but has not yet determined whether its online degree programs meet the requirements for professional licensure in every U.S. state and territory.
Current Students: Your advisor will contact you to determine the professional licensure requirements for the state in which you are located or hope to work.
Prospective Students: An enrollment advisor will provide the professional licensure requirements prior to your enrollment.
Learn more about professional licensure at https://www.nc-sara.org/resources/professional-licensure.
For program-related questions:
Peggy Fersner, Program Coordinator
Department of Built Environment
College of Science and Technology
For assistance with the admissions process:
Office of Admissions
For assistance with the registration process:
Trevor Taylor, Student Services Coordinator
336-285-3798 or (888) 498-6752 (Toll-Free)
Toni McRae, Business Services Coordinator
336-285-3811 or (888) 498-6752 (Toll-Free)