The major in construction management leads to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Construction Management. Graduates of the Construction Management (CM) program enter the industry as project superintendents, field supervisors, project managers, or owner’s representatives for a variety of construction related firms such as general contractors, specialty subcontractors, construction managers, designers, developers, consultants, or owners.
The goal of the Construction Management program is to prepare baccalaureate degree graduates who have the necessary skills to plan, organize, staff, lead and exercise control in the directing and coordinating of resources to achieve construction project objectives. Therefore, the objective of the program is to produce graduates who have the technical grounding in construction processes for infrastructure and have managerial skills to plan and direct projects.
The CM faculty supports and encourages the involvement of construction management majors in at least one technical organization relevant to the construction enterprise.
Construction Management Certificate Options:
The Construction Management BS Degree is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the heavy/civil or Commercial/Residential construction management industry.
Non Construction Management Majors who wish to build their construction management knowledge in various discipline specific areas can obtain a certificate in any of the following Construction Management specialization areas:
Construction Manager Certificate
Estimating & Planning Construction Costs Certificate
Advanced Construction Manager Certificate
Construction Management Curriculum
The CM curriculum consists of courses listed under the major categories listed below.
|ENG 101||Composition I||3|
|ENG 102||Composition II||3|
|COMR 103||Speaking and Listening||3|
|General Education: History||3|
|General Education: Humanities||6|
|Social Sciences (6 hours listed under Business) 1|
|Math and Sciences|
|MATH 121||College Algebra||4|
|MATH 156||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|Principles of Physics I|
and Principles of Physics Lab I
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Principles of Chemistry|
and Principles of Chemistry Lab
and Earth Science Lab
|Business and Management|
|ACCTG 201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|BUSAD 270||Business Communications||3|
|BUSAD 302||Ethics in Business||3|
|ECON 201||Principles of Macroeconomics 1||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Microeconomics 1||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|Introduction to Computers|
|CIS 100||Introduction to Word||1|
|CIS 103||Introduction to PowerPoint||1|
|CIS 104||Introduction to Excel Spreadsheets||1|
|CET 102||Surveying I||3|
|CET 103||Surveying II||3|
|CET 115||Civil Drafting I||3|
|CET 207||Construction Materials and Methods||3|
|CET 208||Concrete and Asphalt Materials||3|
|CET 303||Construction Management||3|
|CET 304||Building Cost Estimating||3|
|CET 305||Heavy/Highway Cost Estimating||3|
|CM 101||Intro to Construction Management||2|
|CM 231||Statics and Structures||4|
|CM 320||Soils in Construction||3|
|CM 330||Wood Structural Systems||3|
|CM 341||Concrete and Steel Structures||4|
|CM 351||Construction Planning & Scheduling||3|
|CM 445||Construction Safety||2|
|CM 451||Mechanical & Electrical Systems||4|
|CM 461||Construction Law||3|
|CM 465||Construction Accounting & Finance||3|
|CM 475||Senior Project||3|
|Technical and Management Electives|
|Select 5 credits from ACCTG, BUSAD, CET, CM, EN, FIN, MGMT or MKTG||5|
|Upper Division Technical and Management Electives|
|Select 3 credits from ACCTG, BUSAD, CET, CM, EN, FIN, MGMT or MKTG||3|
Institutional and General Education Requirements
To complete the General Education requirements, students are required to take a total of 35 credit hours consisting of the skills and knowledge components as specified under the undergraduate General Education Requirements section of this catalog. Construction Management (CM) students will take 17 of the 35 credit hours of the general education requirements under the required math and physical science courses and the required business and management component.
Therefore, the CM majors are expected to take 18 credit hours to complete the remaining skills and knowledge components in Written Communication (6 credit hours), Humanities and Speech Communication (9 credit hours), and History (3 credit hours). Please refer to the undergraduate General Education Requirements section of this catalog for the list of courses that can be taken to fulfill the skills and knowledge components.
General Education Requirements in Written Communication, Humanities, and History = 18
The general education requirement for graduation includes a total of 35 semester credits in two categories: Skills Component and Knowledge Component. Please see the General Education Requirement section under Academic Policies for more information.
Construction Management Program Requirements
- Students are required to complete an approved program of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in the CM major courses.
- Students are required to demonstrate skills and knowledge in the areas of quantitative analysis and science by having a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in the required mathematics and physical science courses.
- Construction management majors are expected to demonstrate the ability to solve problems pertinent to the construction industry by completing a senior-year capstone activity that requires a packaged submittal and an oral presentation.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the CM program are expected to have the ability to:
- Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and tools of the construction industry in construction activities;
- Select and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and technology to construction problems;
- Perform standard tests, organize and interpret test data, and apply test results to improve construction processes;
- Function effectively as members or leaders on construction teams;
- Communicate effectively regarding subjects related to construction activities; and
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
Outcomes Assessment Activities
- To be eligible for graduation, all construction management majors are required to take an exit examination. The results of the exit examination are used in the evaluation of the program but have no effect on the student’s GPA.
- Graduates and their employers are surveyed on program satisfaction and job performance following their graduation.
- The CM Advisory Committee meets every year to review the three year cycle report and make suggestions for program improvement. The committee also meets with current CM students for an open discussion regarding the CM program.