Successfully leading a construction project means you’ll oversee multimillion-dollar efforts from concept to completion, on time and within budget. This requires both an extensive understanding of the various trades and management skills, all of which you’ll gain through our bachelor’s degree in construction management.
As one of our students, you’ll learn from highly skilled faculty members with real-world experience, all under the guidance of an active advisory board of professionals in our industry. Class work focuses on the knowledge you need, using the latest technology in the construction industry.
You’ll also gain valuable field experience even before you graduate by completing at least two internships before you graduate. We also couple the construction-industry related courses you take with a required business administration minor that will help round out your education in management.
Careers in Construction Management
Our Graduates Have Had
Job Placement Since 2014
Our students frequently pursue careers as:
- project managers
- project planners
- Building Information Modeling (BIM) engineer
- project engineer
- safety officers
- site superintendents
- product marketing representatives
Our degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education, meaning our program successfully prepares students to meet industry standards. Learn more.
Review the objectives and assessment information for the Construction Management program. Learn more (PDF).
Completing our program will earn you either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in construction management.
A few of the classes you will take as a construction management major include:
- Construction Methods
- Construction Estimating
- Planning and Scheduling
- Construction Law
- Mechanical Construction
- Electrical Construction
- Construction Project Management
You’ll also be able take courses in sustainable construction/sustainability and Building Information Modeling (BIM) as well as in related fields such as economics and natural resources and environmental management.
For a complete lists of all the courses you will take, their descriptions, and additional course requirements, please view our Course Catalog. Or download our eight-semester plan to see a full program of study.
In order to complete our major in construction management, you will need to complete a 15-credit minor in business administration specifically for our students. Learn more.
Every construction management major must complete two professional internships totaling at least 400 hours and at least 10 weeks. Learn more.
Computer and Software
Construction Management students use Autodesk Revit and Navisworks applications to complete course assignments for the major in addition to Microsoft Office applications for other class assignments. For this major, choosing a Microsoft Windows/PC Laptop with an intermediate to advanced configuration with additional memory will is the best choice. Purchasing a computer with an advanced configuration will accommodate the processing demands required of the software and from the creative projects you will create as you advance through the program.
Before making a computer purchase, review the system requirements for Auto desk Revit. Select Autodesk Revit System Requirements. For the best computing results, review the specifications for either Value: Balanced price and performance, OR Performance: Large, complex models. Do not select the first choice in the list for a Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration, as these specs will ultimately not have enough processing power to produce your course projects long-term.
Technicians within Hardware Repair are certified to provide students with convenient on-campus support for Lenovo Think-branded computers, Dell computers, and Apple computers.
You will use Autodesk Revit and Naviswork applications to complete course assignments.
Once have a computer, create a personal Autodesk account. This action connects you to the Autodesk community. Next, go to the Autodesk Education Community, and then follow the directions for downloading the software as an enrolled student.
As an enrolled student, you can use Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus for no charge. Learn more.
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