Frequently Asked Questions
What changes have been made to the Surveying and Mapping program?
The Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping will no longer be offered beginning the fall 2010 semester, for new students and continuing students that had not previously declared the Surveying and Mapping program as their degree status or had declared the Surveying and Mapping program as their degree status but has not taken a surveying (SUR) course. The degree is still available for degree seeking students who had previously declared Surveying and Mapping as their degree as of the fall 2010 semester and have taken a SUR course for 3 consecutive semesters as of summer 2010 semester.
The Surveying courses have been moved to the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, as an area of interest under the Geographic Information Systems Area of Concentration, Land Use Major . These courses may also be taken for Surveying professional development.
Is the distance delivery Surveying and Mapping degree program ABET accredited?
Metropolitan State University of Denver Surveying and Mapping program is accredited by the Associated Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) through September 30, 2010. (111 Market Place, Suite 1050; Baltimore, Maryland 21202; phone: 410-347-7700; fax: 410-625-2238; www.abet.org).
Will the program reapply for ABET accreditation?
At this time we will not be reapplying for ABET accreditation.
How is credit awarded for each Metropolitan State College of Denver course?
Course credit is based on units designated as semester hours. Following each course number is the semester hour credit. For example: SUR 2520-4 is a 4 semester hour course. Click here for distance delivery course information.
What is the total cost/tuition for each distance delivery course for in-state and out-of-state students?
Distance delivery tuition does not differentiate between in-state and out-of-state students. The tuition for spring 2013 semester is $201 a credit hour plus fees. In addition to tuition and fees, there are books and course material fees.
What financial aid is available for the distance delivery surveying courses?
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Please contact the Metro State Financial Aid office. Grants and scholarships may also be available through your local PLS chapter. Contact your chapter for more information.
Does Metropolitan State University of Denver accept active duty military tuition assistance (TA) and/or Veterans benefits (GI Bill)?
The Surveying classes are eligible for all military benefits for qualifying students. Please contact Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Veterans Affairs office at 303-556-2993 or visit their web site at Veteran's Services.
Is the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s distance delivery Surveying courses recognized by my state licensing board?
Please contact your local state licensing board for recognized courses.
I have been admitted to Metropolitan State University of Denver. What surveying courses should I take?
In order to register for a surveying class, you must have successfully completed the prerequisite course with a grade of "C" or better and working in the surveying profession.
Send a copy of your transcripts to:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Attn: Surveying Department
5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd; Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
What are the prerequisites for the surveying courses?
Please refer to each course description posted on this web site.
Please note that many of the lower division courses require Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry, and Calculus I as a prerequisite. All mathematic courses must be for physical science-based majors. The Surveying office will not accept transfer mathematics credits from courses for business majors.
The Physics I and Physics II courses must be Calculus-based.
How do I register?
You must first apply for admissions to Metropolitan State University of Denver. Step by step admission instructions are available on this web site. Click here for details.
Once you are admitted you will receive a letter of acceptance from admissions.
How do I take examinations?
All students taking distance delivery surveying courses will need to arrange for a proctor to supervise their course examinations. Once you are ready to take an examination, you will request to have the examination sent to your selected proctor through the surveying department.
How do I select a proctor for the examinations?
Contact a person employed by a public library, public school, or a college/university testing center near you. You may not use personal friends, acquaintances, relatives, or supervisors.
How do I complete the required labs through distance delivery courses?
Students taking a distance surveying course that includes a laboratory will need to arrange for a proctor to supervise the laboratory procedures. The proctor must be a licensed surveyor or engineer. The proctor may not be related to you in any way.