Construction Management

Major Requirements

Major: Construction Management

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

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
    2. Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

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
  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

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 431Sustainable Design and Construction3
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)
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
Business Minor Courses:24
ACCT 102Fundamentals of Accounting3
Select one from the following (May satisfy general education category B & G):3 or 6
Elements of Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
and Principles of Macroeconomics
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 Credits103-106

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • 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.

  • To satisfy the Gen Ed Category B requirements, a student can choose between two options: ECON 105 plus an additional course within Category B OR ECON 201 and ECON 202. Both options satisfy the Gen Ed Category G requirement and the requirements for the BA minor.