Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Academic Advisor


Donna Pergrem
Academic Advisor
(405) 945-3215


STEM Scholarship Application



Ryan K. Hightower, PLS
Department Head, Surveying Technologies
(405) 945-8615


Your P.L.S. License – Your Future


CORE Curriculum for Land Surveyors

Elementary and Advanced Surveying
Minimum 15 hours

May include the following topics:

  • Fundamental Surveying (Leveling, Traversing, etc.)
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Area Calculations
  • Earthwork Volume Calculations
  • Topographical Surveying
  • Horizontal Control Surveys Computations
  • Vertical Control Surveys and Computation
  • GPS
  • Photogrammetry
  • Route Surveying
  • Construction Staking
  • Roadway Design
  • Technical Projects

Boundary Surveying and Legal Principles
Minimum 6 hours

May include the following topics:

  • Legal Principles of Land Surveying
  • U.S. Public Land Survey System
  • Oklahoma State Specific Laws
  • Evidence and Boundary Analysis

Mapping and Land Survey Systems
Minimum 6 hours

May include the following topics:

  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Subdivision drafting and design
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Site or Land Use Planning
  • Cartography
  • GIS

Five Paths to Licensure
Five Paths to Licensure
as a PLS