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Construction Management

Construction Management Major

Construction management is a combination of technology, construction techniques, and management to meet the needs of the rapidly growing construction industry. The program is designed to prepare students for the art of achieving maximum profit by efficient use of people, machines, materials and other resources to complete a construction project on time and to the satisfaction of the owner. A meld of engineering, construction, management and business gives the student a background and understanding of a management point of view in the construction industry. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education .

Graduation Requirement

A minor in Business Administration offered by the College of Business is required for all B.S. in Construction Management students. Juniors and seniors are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 to be admitted into the minor program. A minor in Business Administration requires a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the courses that satisfy the minor.  In addition, a cumulative GPA of 2.50 overall is required to graduate with a B.S. in Construction Management degree.

Educational Program Objectives

  1. Provide to construction students the basic skills necessary to plan, organize and control resources to manage the overall construction process.
  2. Provide to construction students the technical knowledge and problem solving skills for a career in construction.
  3. Provide to construction students the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, define and compare design alternatives.
  4. Provide to construction students necessary communication skills for the successful practice of the construction profession.
  5. Provide to construction students the professional opportunities and skills to pursue life-long learning within the broader societal context of the construction profession.

Major Requirements

Major: Construction Management

Degree Type: B.S.Cons.M.
Minimum Credits Required for Degree: 124

General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree

  • A list of approved general education courses is available here .
  • General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.

Major Requirements

Construction Management Core Requirements
CM&E 111Introduction to Construction Management and Engineering1
CM&E 200Construction Documents and Codes3
CM&E 203Building Construction: Methods and Materials3
CM&E 204Construction Surveying3
CM&E 212Construction Graphic Communications3
CM&E 240Financial Cost Concepts for Construction Managers3
CM&E 250Construction Statics and Mechanics3
CM&E 260Soils and Foundations3
CM&E 301Construction Technology and Equipment3
CM&E 305Pre-Construction Management3
CM&E 315Specifications and Contracts3
CM&E 380Construction Estimating: Quantities and Costs3
CM&E 403Scheduling and Project Control3
CM&E 405Construction Support Operations3
CM&E 421Electrical and Mechanical Construction3
CM&E 430Land Development3
CM&E 450Steel Design and Construction3
CM&E 453Concrete Design and Construction3
CM&E 488Construction Management Capstone3
Additional Courses:
CHEM 121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
ENGL 320Business and Professional Writing (May satisfy general education category C)3
or ENGL 321 Writing in the Technical Professions
GEOL 105Physical Geology (May satisfy general education category S)3
MATH 105Trigonometry3
or MATH 107 Precalculus
MATH 146Applied Calculus I (May satisfy general education category R)4
PHYS 211
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology (May satisfy general education category B)3
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
Business Minor Courses:24
ACCT 102Fundamentals of Accounting3
ECON 105Elements of Economics (May satisfy general education category B and G)3
MGMT 320Foundations of Management3
MRKT 320Foundations of Marketing3
or FIN 320 Principles of Finance
BUSN 431Business Law I-Contracts, Property and Torts3
BA Minor 300/400 Elec. I3
BA Minor 300/400 Elec. II3
BA Minor 300/400 Elec. III3
Students must apply for the minor through the College of Business and maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA to be eligible to enroll in all 300/400 level courses offered by the College of Business
Total Credits106

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • A student must complete at least 60 semester credits of professional level course work in his/her program while in residence and enrolled in the College of Engineering. Students transferring into the College of Engineering from programs with professional accreditation are exempt from this residency requirement but are subject to the University residency requirement.
  • An overall minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all courses and a minor in Business Administration with a minor GPA of 2.50 are required to graduate with a B.S. in Construction Management.

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.50 is required for both internal and external transfer students into this program.