Program Quick Facts
Study the latest technology and gain the skills you need for a career in the geomatics field.
Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.
Get up to 100% of tuition covered with the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.*
Engineer Your Future in Geomatics
Geomatics is a rapidly developing engineering discipline that focuses on acquiring and analyzing precise spatial information. The 100% online Bachelor of Science in Geomatics at NMSU Global Campus is designed to provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to meet current industrial needs.
In this program, you’ll learn the techniques and science of measuring the terrestrial and three-dimensional position of points on, above, and below the earth’s surface. You’ll cover all the major disciplines of geomatics sciences and meet the educational requirements for registration as a Professional Land Surveyor.Apply Now
Geomatics professionals may work for private surveying, construction, and engineering firms, as well as for city, county, state, or federal highway departments. Employment opportunities may include:
- Bureau of Land Management
- Department of Natural Resources
- Department of Transportation
- Hydrographic Surveying
- State Lands Commission
- Surveying and Mapping Manager
- U.S. Forest Service
“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”
Stephanie M., Class of 2024
In the geomatics program, you’ll work with professionals to gain an understanding of the science of geomatics, measurement and analysis, the legal principles of boundary location, the laws related to boundaries and land use, and applicable mathematical and computational theories and principles.
The course of study focuses on calculating distance and angles at a high level of precision to aid in the design of infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and legal boundaries for ownership. You’ll meet the educational requirements to obtain employment in the industry and registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in the state of New Mexico.
Program Credits: 120 credits
Cost Per Credit Hour: $395.40**
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250
The BS in Geomatics program consists of 120 credits. To earn this degree, you need to complete all University degree requirements, which include General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits, with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.
|SUR 285: Precise Digital Mapping||3|
|SUR 292: Legal Principles and Boundary Law I||3|
|SUR 328: Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies||3|
|SUR 401: Ethics and Professionalism in Surveying and Mapping||3|
|SUR 461: GNSS Positioning||3|
|SUR 485: Emerging Techniques in Geospatial Technologies||3|
Developmental coursework will not count toward the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.
Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.
NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.
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**For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.