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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


College: Agricultural and Life Sciences
School: Forest Resources and Conservation
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Geomatics
Hours for the Degree: 120
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: No

Geomatics addresses land information development 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. 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 accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
  • Complete at least 1 of 12 critical courses with a 2.5 GPA in all critical courses – excluding labs – MAC 1147, MAC 2233, MAC 2234, ECO 2023, PHY 2053/L, PHY 2054/L, SPC 2600, STA 2023, GEO 2200, SUR 2322C, FNR 3131C, FNR 4040C

Semester 2:

  • Complete at least 2 additional critical courses with a 2.5 GPA in all critical courses

Semester 3:

  • Complete at least 1 additional critical course with a 2.5 GPA in all critical courses

Semester 4:

  • Complete at least 2 additional critical courses with a 2.5 GPA on all critical courses

Semester 5:

  • Complete all 12 critical courses with a 2.5 GPA in all critical courses

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

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
Composition (GE–C)3
MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (GE–M) *4
Humanities (GE–H)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE–S)3
Total 13
Semester 2Credits
Composition (GE–C)3
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1 (GE–M)3
GEO 2200 Physical Geography *3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE–S)3
Humanities (GE–H)3
Total 15
Semester 3Credits
PHY 2053 and 2053L Physics 1 and Laboratory (GE–P) *5
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE–S) *3
MAC 2234 Survey of Calculus 2 (GE–M)3
SUR 2322C Project Development and Visualization3
FNR 4040C Natural Resource Communication or
ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
AEE 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences
Total 17
Semester 4Credits
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE–M)3
Humanities (GE–H)3
PHY 2054 and 2054L Physics 2 and Laboratory * 5
SPC 2600 Introduction to Public Speaking *3
Total 14

* The following courses may be used as substitutes:
  • MAC 1140 and 1114 for MAC 1147
  • GLY 2010 for GEO 2200
  • AEB 3103 for ECO 2023
  • PHY 2048/L for PHY 2053/L
  • PHY 2049/L for PHY 2054/L
  • An approved computer drafting course for SUR 2322C
  • AEE 3030C for SPC 2600
  • The set of MAC 2311, MAC 2312 and MAC 2313 can be substituted for the set of MAC 1147, MAC 2233 and MAC 2234 (no partial substitutions)

Placement tests and/or prerequisites may be required to access certain courses.

General Education (GE) courses can be selected from any approved course in the subject area. Selection of courses should consider satisfaction of the Writing and Math 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.

FNR 3131C Dendrology/Forest Plants4
SUR 4949 Co-op Work Experience1
Total 5
Semester 5Credits
SUR 2101C Geomatics3
CGS 2414 Computer Programming Using JAVA or
CGS 2420 Computer Programming Using FORTRAN or
CGS 2425 Computer Programming for Engineers or
CGS 3460 Computer Programming Using C or
CGS 3464 Computer Programming Using C++
MAN 3025 Principles of Management4
SUR 3393 and SUR 3393L Geographic Information Systems and Laboratory3
Total 13
Semester 6Credits
SUR 3501 and 3501L Geodetic and Control Surveying and Laboratory3
SUR 3331 and 333L Photogrammetry and Laboratory3
SUR 3520 Measurement Science3
AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law or
BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business
FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People3
Total 15-16
SUR 4949 Co-op Work Experience1
Total 1
Semester 7Credits
SUR 4403 Cadastral Principles3
SUR 4201 Route Geometrics3
SUR 4530 Geodesy3
SUR 4350C Photogrammetric Geometronics3
Directed Elective *2
Total 14
Semester 8Credits
SUR 4430C Surveying and Mapping Practice3
SUR 4380 Remote Sensing3
SUR 4463 Subdivision Design3
SUR 4912 Senior Project1
FNR 4343 and 4343L Forest Water Resources and Laboratory or
AOM 4643 Environmental Hydrology: Principles and Issues or
SOS 4244 Wetlands
Total 13

* Directed Electives - With adviser approval, students can select additional course work that match their interests and career goals. Of common interest are courses in business, computer technology, real estate, or natural resources.