Letters to the Editor

Mr. Sandler,

I just received my Professional Surveyor publication along with the additional Red Pages pertaining to surveying education, and I wanted to bring to your attention our program here at UAM.

I want to “Thank You” for listing our university, but I also wanted to add that our program here does offer a bachelor’s of science degree in Land Surveying along with the two-year Associates Degree in Land Surveying Technology. The actual four-year degree is listed as: Bachelors of Science in Spatial Information Systems, Land Surveying Option. The other option we have for the BS degree in SIS is in Geographic Information Systems.

Our surveying students, both the two- and four-year programs, go on after graduation in taking and passing the NCEES exams and the state-specific exam here in Arkansas, and we are proud of the fact that the passing rate of our students for these exams is well above the average. Our graduates are highly sought after by engineering firms here in Arkansas as well as the Arkansas Department of Highways. They are also employed outside of Arkansas, many in the adjacent states, with some hoping to continue their professional careers on the national level, either with the United States Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management.

If there is anything I can offer or questions that you may have, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your time and also for your valued publication.

Sincerely,
Ron Harris, PS
Instructor of Surveying
University of Arkansas at Monticello
School of Forest Resources

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