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Department of Geography and Environmental Planning

Geography and Land Surveying Major

student land surveying

The requirements for a major in geography and land surveying are the same as the requirements for the geography major. We recommend working closely with an adviser to help select course work best suited for this degree.

Degree Requirements

The major in geography and land surveying is based on a transfer articulation agreement between the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville and Towson University. Most students electing to major in geography and land surveying will complete the A.A.S. degree in Land Surveying at CCBC-Catonsville prior to enrollment at Towson University. All surveying courses taken at CCBC will transfer. However, Towson University will only accept a maximum of 64 total units in transfer. Any General Education (GenEd) requirements not completed prior to enrollment will be completed at Towson University. Students beginning the program at Towson University will complete their last year at CCBC to complete the requirements for the A.A.S. in Land Surveying.

The program of study follows the guidelines for a major in Geography and Environmental Planning. Forty (40) units with a grade of 2.0 or higher in each course are required for the major. Six (6) units can be met by transfer to satisfy the GEOG 101 and GEOG 102, GEOG 105 or GEOG 109/110 requirements. Elective units (a minimum of 18) should be selected in consultation with the adviser, as some are more preferable than others. GEOG 491 Internship is strongly recommended for those with little or no work experience. Students may not substitute past work experience, nor use concurrent work to meet internship requirements, without permission of the department. Calculus is a non-major requirement for this program. It may be taken at Catonsville or Towson, and students must pass the course with a grade of C or higher.

For further information on this program, contact Robert L. Banzhoff, Jr., Survey Program Coordinator at CCBC Catonsville (, 443-840-4965), or Dr. Virginia Thompson, chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning at Towson University (, 410-704-2973).



Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
Liberal Arts Building, Room 2210F (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2973
Fax: 410-704-4702




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