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Land Surveying – Certificate and Minor (Online)

Are you ready to take your land surveying career to the next level?

The UW land surveying certificate is a distance learning program that offers a 30-hour Cadastral Survey Certificate or minor in land surveying. (The minor can be attached to the online UW Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Leadership or any UW degree). We also serve professional licensed land surveyors, or people who want to pursue licensure, in Wyoming or any other jurisdiction, and need to take additional classes to meet application requirements.

Offered entirely online, through various platforms, the land surveying program is designed for working professionals and allows you to maintain your current job while earning the certificate on your schedule.

About Land Surveying

The Cadastral Survey Certificate emphasizes boundary law, particularly as it pertains to the Western United States. Offered 100 percent online, the UW program gives you the preparation and educational requirements necessary for the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam. In states requiring a bachelor’s degree for licensure, you can attach the land surveying minor to UW’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership degree that’s also available online. If you already have earned a degree, our online land surveying Program can provide you with the courses you need to complete the academic requirements of your jurisdiction for licensure.

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Certificate

Resident Tuition: $372/credit hour*

Non-resident Tuition: $372/credit hour*

Application/Admission Help

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management

*University fees for online courses are an additional $225/credit hour approx.

Land Surveying Certificate Program Highlights

UW’s 100 percent online land surveying certificate program makes it possible for you to earn the credential that will help you improve your skills, while also offering the education you need to become a licensed land surveyor in states that don’t require ABET certification.

Here are some additional reasons to choose UW:

Distance learning delivery. Maintain your current work schedule. UW’s distance learning format consists of downloadable, pre-recorded lectures as well as weekly teleconferences with instructors. Exams are typically take-home with the exception of a proctored final exam.

Scholarships. Take advantage of scholarship opportunities for land surveying students. Also, check with your employer to see whether your company will fund all or part of your land surveying certificate.

Faculty. Learn from faculty who have professional experience as land surveyors and can help you apply new concepts immediately, if you are currently working in the field.

Great job prospects. Enjoy a bright future. UW land surveying students are often offered jobs before they graduate

What Can You Do With a Certificate in Land Surveying?

Demand is high for licensed land surveyors. Your UW land surveying certificate or minor puts you on the path to pursue licensure as a professional land surveyor.

Land Surveying Careers

Here are just a few settings where University of Wyoming land surveying alumni are working:

  • R&R Engineers-Surveyors Inc.
  • S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Witness Tree Forestry and Surveying LLC
  • Schofield, Barbini and Hoehn Inc
  • Cache Landmark Engineering
  • Civic Engineering and IT Inc.


Amazing Stories of Land Survey Certifications

"Everyone has been great to work with—from the folks in the local office here to the instructors. It wasn’t easy to go back after so many years, but it’s been a great experience, thanks to these people."

-Gary Wilder, certificate in land surveying ’14

Examples of Land Surveying Certificate Program Courses

These are a few classes you might take as a land surveying student at UW:

  • Boundary Evidence
  • Boundary Principles
  • GPS for Land Surveyors
  • Records Research for Surveyors
  • Basic Geodesy for Today’s Land Surveyor
  • Writing Land Descriptions
  • Public Land Surveys

See the full curriculum for the Cadastral Surveying Certificate program.

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