J. Jones, Chairperson


MAJOR IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (BA/BS), 96 credits

Students preparing for management positions in the field of construction will complete the program below with a required minor in business administration. This prepares graduates to become project managers, estimators, project planners, technical trainers, CAD technicians, safety officers, site superintendents, product marketing representatives, and purchasers.

Two required internship experiences provide students with relevant work experience in the field of construction.

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CM 104  Introduction to Construction
 3
  106 CAD for Const Management  3
  180  Construction Documents   3
  200  Site Preparation   3
  222  Technical Presentation    3
  250  Construction Methods Matls 1   3
  261  Mechanical Construction   3
  262  Electrical Construction   3
  300  Structural Mechanics   3
  310  Ethics in Construction   3
  320  Estimating   3
  355  Planning and Scheduling   3
  365  Construction Safety   3
  380  Internship in Construction Mgt (3)    6 
  400  Const Prof Mngmnt   3
  420  Construction Finance and Law   3
  460  Capstone in Construction   3
ECON  201 Elementary Microeconomics  3
MATH  132 Brief Calculus   3
  181  Elementary Probability Stats (3)   
  or     
ECON  221  Business Statistics (3)   3
PHYC  110  General Physics 1   
  112  General Physics 2 (4)   
  or     
CHEM  111  General Chemistry 1 (4)   4
NREM  211  Water Resources (3)   
  or     
   221 Soil Resources (3)   3
       
7 credits from the following CM technical electives ( or as approved by advisor)  
CM  206 Building Information Modeling (3)   
  280 Construction Specifications (3)  
  299X Special Topics in CM (1-9)  
  302 Highway Construction 1 (3)  
  315 Sustainable Construction (3)  
  490 Independent Study in CM (1-9)
 
81 crs
The prerequisite for MATH 132 is a C- or better in MATH 111, or an appropriate score on the SAT/ACT or on the mathematics placement test, or permission of the department chairperson. The prerequisite for ECON 221 is a C or better grade in MATH 111, or a passing grade (D- or better) in MATH 132, 161, 162, 165, or 166 and a C or higher grade in ISOM 125. Other prerequisites may be necessary for MATH 111.

CHEM 111, ECON 201, MATH 132, PHYC 110, and CM 460 are required as part of the University Core Curriculum.


Students may elect to take MATH 112, 125, and one additional science course (PHYC 112 or CHEM 112) instead of taking MATH 132 to meet accreditation, university, and program requirements. This election may take more than 120 credits for graduation.

Minor in Business Administration for Construction Management, 15 credits

ACC 201  Principles of Accounting 1
 3
BL  260 Principles of Business Law
 3
ISOM  251  Introductory Operations Mgt
 3
MGT 300  Managing Behavior in Org
 3
Business elective     3
     
15 crs
     
96 crs

Students may choose the business elective from ACC 202; ECON 202; RE 230; RMI 270; ENT 241, MGT 261; or other business elective as approved by the construction management student advisor.

MAJOR IN INTERIOR DESIGN (BA/BS), 87 credits

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AHS 100  Introduction to Art  3
IDES 101  Rapid Visualization   3
  110  Design Fundamentals  3
  111  Graphic Communication 1  3
  112  Design Presentation    3
  114  Sustainable Interiors   3
  115  Interior Materials and Appl  3
  120  Graphic Communication 2  3
  210  Hist and Theoretical Studies 1   3
  221  Graphic Communication 3  3
  222  Interior Design Studio 1   3
  224  Interior Design Studio 2   3
  225  Hist and Theoretical Studies 2   3
  228  Graphic Communication 4   3
  261  Universal Design   3
  300  ID Professional Practice   3
  314  Color and Light in ID   3
  320  Furniture Design   3
  324  Interior Design Studio 3   3
  334  Interior Design Studio 4   3
  362  Inst Const Build Systems   3
  369  Internship in Interior Design (1-6)   5
  400  NCIDQ Preparation   1
  420  ID Programming    3
  424  Interior Design Studio 5   3
  484  Interior Design Studio 6   3
 
6 credits from 
ACC 201  Principles of Accounting 1 (3)   
ACR  221  Introduction to Metals (3)   
  231  Introduction to Glass (3)   
AFA 101  Drawing 1 (3)   
ARCH  100  Introduction to Architecture (2)   
  329  History of Architecture 2 (3)   
CM  104 Introduction to Construction (3)    
  180  Construction Documents (3)    
  222  Technical Presentation (3)  
  250  Construction Methods Matls 1 (3)    
  299X  Special Topics in CM (3 or 6)  
ECON  116  Survey of Economic Ideas (3)   
IDES 299 Special Topics in ID (1-6)   
  490  Independent Study in ID (1-6)  
MKG  300  Principles of Marketing (3)  6
     
87 crs

Students are placed in the pre-interior design program for the first two years. All pre-interior design students are required to participate in Portfolio Review during the second semester of the second year to be admitted to the 300-level courses and higher. Students will be admitted to the interior design program, upon successful completion of the review. See interior design Web site for more details. A grade of C or better is required in all required courses. Students with grade of C- or lower need to retake the course. Students are required to complete an exit survey prior to graduation. Students may not progress through the program until they satisfy the requirements.

MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, 15 credits

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ACC 201  Principles of Accounting 1  3
BL  260  Principles of Business Law   3
ISOM  251  Introductory Operations Mgt   3
MGT  300  Managing Behavior in Org   3
Business elective  3
     
15 crs

Students may choose the business elective from ACC 202; ECON 202; RE 230; RMI 270; MGT 241, 261; or other business elective as approved by the construction management student advisor.

Open only to construction management majors to meet the requirements for accreditation by the American Council of Construction Education. ACCE standards require specific courses in law, accounting, management, and economics.

MINOR IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, 18 credits

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Construction core, 15 credits
CM 104  Introduction to Construction   3
  180  Construction Documents   3
  320  Estimating   3
  355  Planning and Scheduling   3
  400  Const Proj Mngmnt   3
     
15 crs
3 credits from
CM 106  CAD for Const Management (3)  
  200  Site Preparation (3)   
  250  Construction Methods Matls 1 (3)  
  280  Construction Specifications (3)   
  300  Structural Mechanics (3)   
  310  Ethics in Construction (3)   
  315 Sustainable Construction (3)  
  365  Construction Safety (3)   
     
18 crs

MINOR IN INTERIOR DESIGN, 24 credits

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Required courses, 15 credits
CAP 162 Design Communications Media 2 (2)  

or  
IDES  101 Rapid Visualization (3)  2-3
IDES 110 Design Fundamentals (3)  
  or
 
CAP 102 Environment Design and Plan 2 (3) 3
IDES  111 Graphic Communication 1 3
  115 Interior Materials and Appl 3
  222  Interior Design Studio 1 (3)  
  or     
ARCH  201 Architectural Design (4) 3-4
     
15 crs
 
Choose 9 additional credits from the following:
IDES 112  Design Presentation (3)  
  114  Sustainable Interiors (3)  
  120  Graphic Communication 2 (3)   
  210  Hist and Theoretical Studies 1 (3)   
  221  Graphic Communication 3 (3)   
  224  Interior Design Studio 2 (3)   
  225  Hist and Theoretical Studies 2 (3)   
  228  Graphic Communication 4 (3)   
  261  Universal Design (3)   
  314  Color and Light in ID (3)   
  320  Furniture Design (3)   
  324  Interior Design Studio 3 (3)   
  362  Int Const Build Systems (3)   9
     
24 crs

Students completing this minor must receive C or better grades in all interior design courses. Students receiving a grade lower than C are required to retake the course. 

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (CM)

104 (TCST 104) Introduction to Construction (3)
Overview of the aspects of construction management including designer-builder relationships, construction documents, estimating, scheduling, project management, safety, materials, and other relevant subjects.

106 (TCST 106) CAD for Construction Management (3)
Focuses on the application of computer-aided design processes in construction management.

180 (TCST 180) Construction Documents (3)
Overview in the reading and utilization of construction documents, including print reading. Use and analysis of the project manual and specification sections, bidding documents, and other relative subjects. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 104.

200 (TCST 200) Site Preparation (3)
The study of the processes related to the preparation of a construction site. Specific topics include the fundamentals of surveying, soil types, and foundation systems.

206 (TCST 206) Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Construction Management (3)
Application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in construction management, including creating three-dimensional models of projects, extracting quantities of materials, creating animations, time-phased simulations, and clash detection/correction. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 104 and 180.

222 (TCST 222) Technical Presentation for Construction Managers (3)
Examines presentation of technical information for construction managers, including oral and written communication in technical and professional settings. 
    
Prerequisite: ENG 103 or 104 or 114 and COMM 210.

250 (TCST 250) Construction Methods and Materials 1 (3)
Introduction to the application of sequential construction methods combined with the study of materials as they are utilized in structures. Special emphasis on the role of a construction manager in the proper handling and utilization of construction materials.

251 (TCST 251) Construction Methods and Materials 2 (3)
Team-based integration and management of construction, documentation, testing, and application of construction materials for a specified structure. Special emphasis on the use of concrete, steel, and minor supporting materials to fabricate and combine free-spanning structural components for a specified structural project.

252 (TCST 252) Building Diagnostics (3)
Overview of building construction and energy systems, energy audit techniques, principles of heat transfer and air movement. Field and laboratory work to include pressurization and remote heat sensing devices to measure energy loss in building.

261 (TCST 261) Mechanical Construction Management (3)
The study of managing the construction of mechanical systems, including codes, design, methods, and materials related to plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and fire sprinkler systems. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 104 and 106 and 180.

262 (TCST 262) Electrical Construction Management (3)
The study of managing the construction of electrical systems, including codes, design, methods, and materials. 
    Prerequisite: CM 104 and 106 and 180.

280 (TCST 280) Construction Specifications for Construction Management (3)
Examines what construction specifications are, how they are developed, and how they are applied in construction management. Focuses on understanding and interpreting written construction documents and improving communication among all members of the construction team. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 104 and 180.

299X (TCST 299X) Special Topics in Construction Management (1-9)
Special topics relevant to the construction management profession. Course titles will be announced before each semester. 
    
A total of 9 credits may be earned.

300 (TCST 300) Structural Mechanics (3)
The study of static equilibrium, free-body, shear and bending-moment diagram. The computation of loads, moment, and shear for beams and trusses. 
    Prerequisite: MATH 112 or 132; PHYC 110.

302 (TCST 302) Highway Construction 1 (3)
Basic knowledge of sources, properties, design methods, standards, tests, and uses of materials in various types of highway construction. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 250.

303 (TCST 303) Highway Construction 2 (3)
Highway construction methods and economic applications. Team development of construction scheduling and cost estimates for highway construction projects under closely simulated conditions. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 302, 355.

310 (TCST 310) Ethics in Construction (3)
Examines professionalism within the modern construction industry. Traces the development of building professions with regard to the foundations of current practice. Focuses on career options and planning, leadership, ethics, and ethical practice using case studies and selected readings.
    
Prerequisite: CM 104.

315 (TCST 315) Sustainable Construction (3)
Provides detailed knowledge related to sustainable construction. Emphasis will be on green building rating systems, and course work includes case studies, guest speakers, field trips, investigation of green materials, and a term project.

320 (TCST 320) Estimating (3)
An introduction to estimating in construction. Reviews and incorporates knowledge of construction planning and processes, developing estimates using labor costs, and standards used by the industry. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 104, 180, or permission of the department chairperson.

350 (TCST 350) Mechanical and Electrical Systems (3)
The study of codes, design, methods, and materials related to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

355 (TCST 355) Planning and Scheduling (3)
Planning and scheduling practices for managing construction projects. Topics include parameters affecting planning, presentation of scheduling information, impact of changes, and resource allocation and management. Specific emphasis on critical path method, network diagramming, calculations, and computer applications. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 104, 180, or permission of the department chairperson.

365 (TCST 365) Construction Safety (3)
Study of the practices used to establish a safe and healthful environment for construction site personnel/occupants. Includes the codes and requirements of safety and health regulating agencies.

380 (TDPT 380) Internship in Construction Management (3)
Emphasizes internal or external placement in a construction management workplace. Provides opportunities to integrate and apply course content to the workplace. A paid or unpaid work experience for majors in the Construction Management program. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 104 and permission of the Construction Management Internship Coordinator.
    A total of 6 credits may be earned. 
    Open only to construction management majors.

381 Internship in Construction Management 2 (3)
Emphasizes internal or external placement in a construction workplace. Provides opportunities to integrate and apply course content to the workplace. A paid or unpaid work experience for Construction Management majors.
    Prerequisite:
permission of the work experience coordinator.
    May not take concurrently with CM 380.

390 Training and Development in Construction (3)
Training and development in construction professions and their relationship to the job and organization. Emphasizes skills needed to systematically plan, implement, evaluate, and revise training and development programs. Provides opportunities for practical application and practice.

400 (TCST 400) Construction Project Management (3)
The study of project management concepts, procedures, and practices common in the construction industry. Includes construction project management concepts, roles, and responsibilities; labor relations; administrative systems and procedures; cost control data and procedures; documentation at job site and office; change orders; submittal processes; quality control philosophies and techniques; and computer applications. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 104, 180, 320, 355, or permission of the department chairperson.

420 (TCST 420) Construction Finance and Law (3)
The principles of business law applicable to the construction process including employer, employee, and client rights and obligations, and partnerships. The principles of finance related to construction are also covered. 
    
Prerequisite: ACC 201.

460 (TCST 460) Capstone in Construction (3)
A construction product, process, or system is studied. Conduct in-depth research on an approved topic related to construction. Results of the research are formally presented to peers and faculty. 
    
Prerequisite: CM 222, 320, and 355. 
    Prerequisite or parallel: CM 400 and 420. 
    Open only to majors in construction management with senior status.

490 (TCST 490) Independent Study in Construction Management (1-9)
Academic project directed by a Construction Management faculty member. Written proposal must be approved by program director prior to term of study. 
    
Prerequisite: sponsorship by a CM faculty member and written proposal must be approved by CM program director prior to term of study.
    A total of 9 credits may be earned.

INTERIOR DESIGN (IDES)

101 (FCID 101) Rapid Visualization (3)
An introduction to the techniques of freehand drawing and technical sketching to develop confidence in design visualization. Students will learn a systematic approach to drawing imaginary 3-D objects, concepts, and metaphors.
    
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

110 (FCID 110) Design Fundamentals (3)
Basic elements of design and composition, their theories and application in interior design. Understanding the fundamentals of design through two- and three-dimensional design projects and through creative problem solving. 
    
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

111 (FCID 111) Graphic Communication 1 (3)
Various graphic communication techniques used as tools of interior design. Emphasis will be on sketching, perspective drawing, paraline drafting, color rendering, and 3-D model making. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 101. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

112 (FCID 112) Design Presentation Techniques (3)
An introduction to the use of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional (digital) presentation design techniques. Students will learn the integrated use of traditional and digital media tools to articulate their concept development, design process, and design decision into informative and visual documents, and professional layouts. 
     
Prerequisite: IDES 101. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

114 (FCID 220) Sustainable Interiors (3)
Focused on the examination and application of the appropriate sustainable/green principles in interior design. Emphasis will be on Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Contract Interiors Green Building Rating Systems™ (LEED-CI), a national certification program by the U.S. Green Building Council.

115 (FCID 115) Interior Materials and Applications (3)
Study of interior materials, finishes, furniture, and architectural components. Covers floor, wall, and ceiling finishes, furniture, cabinetry, and casegoods. Selection criteria, green design, cost, quality, application, sources, and specifications will be discussed and analyzed.

120 (FCID 120) Graphic Communication 2 (3)
Visual communication techniques for interior designers. Emphasis on computer applications and basic training for Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).

210 (FCID 210) Historical and Theoretical Studies 1 (3)
Chronological survey of the development of major historical periods and accompanying theoretical precedents that shape the design of the built environment from antiquity through the mid-18th century. This interactive course encourages students to articulate theories based upon historical precedents providing a catalyst for future design solutions. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 110. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

221 (FCID 221) Graphic Communication 3 (3)
An introduction to computer-aided 3-D modeling using a variety of current software. In addition, other computer-aided visual communication techniques will be introduced as tools in the design/problem-solving process. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 120 or permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

222 (FCID 222) Interior Design Studio 1 (3)
Introduction to design process and interior planning for small scale interior spaces with more emphasis on residential design. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 110, 111, 115. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

224 (FCID 224) Interior Design Studio 2 (3)
Design and space planning for small to medium scale interior spaces integrating aesthetic, social, technical, and graphic communication. Introduction to research and programming processes. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 120, 222. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

225 (FCID 225) Historical and Theoretical Studies 2 (3)
Chronological survey of the development of major historical periods and accompanying theoretical precedents that shape design of the built environment from mid-18th century to the present. This interactive course encourages students to articulate theories based upon historical precedents providing a catalyst for future design solutions. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 210. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

228 (FCID 228) Graphic Communication 4 (3)
An advanced 3-D modeling course using current modeling and rendering software to produce high quality perspectives and animations. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 120 or permission of the department chairperson.

261 (FCID 261) Universal Design (3) Addresses the established principles of universal design by examining the benefits for people with differing abilities. The history of universal design is addressed, which is a design method providing accessibility to all people (diverse cultures, special populations, disabled, aging, and able bodied). 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 120.

299 Special Topics in Interior Design (1-6)
This course will be used for offering topics of faculty interest and field study.
    A total of 6 credits may be earned.

300 (FCID 300) Interior Design Professional Practice (3)
Legal, financial, management, marketing, and administrative issues facing interior designers, firm principals, and managers. Covers business plan, potential legal problems, contracts, agreements, pricing products and setting fees, marketing and promotion of design services. 
    
Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to interior design majors.

314 (FCID 314) Color and Light in Interior Design (3)
Exploration of the principles that govern the use of color and light in interior design. Application of these principles in residential and commercial settings. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 224.

320 (FCID 320) Furniture Design (3)
This studio emphasizes the study of furniture design as art and science. Students will be introduced to historical styles and theoretical concepts, aesthetics and ergonomics, technology and design processes of furniture and furnishings, including the examination of differing forms, cultural references, anthropometrics, materials, and traditional to hybrid fabrication processes. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 221, 224, or ARCH 201. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

324 (FCID 324) Interior Design Studio 3 (3)
Development and application of planning processes for medium scale commercial and residential projects with focus on accessibility and universal design. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 221, 224. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

334 (FCID 334) Interior Design Studio 4 (3)
Development and application of planning techniques of larger scale commercial projects with focus on hospitality and retail design. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 324. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

362 (FCID 362) Interior Construction, Building Systems, and Regulations (3)
Covers information required for interior construction and building systems, environmental systems/controls, and regulations. Detailing of interior components, custom cabinetry, construction of partitions, ceiling, and flooring will be discussed. Further, principles of lighting, acoustic, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, structural systems, distribution systems (power, HVAC, mechanical, data, and plumbing) and regulations (codes, standards, and guidelines) will be covered. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 221 and 224.

369 (FCID 369) Internship in Interior Design (1-6)
Provides the opportunity for the student to work in an established internship setting in interior design, architecture, or related design firms to gain professional experience in the field of environmental design. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 324 and permission of the internship coordinator.
    A total of 6 credits may be earned.
    Open only to interior design majors.

400 (FCID 400) NCIDQ Preparation (1)
Prepares students for the National Council for the Interior Design Qualification exam by simulating the actual testing experience. Covers all the exercises that will be encountered on the actual examination. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 424 or permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to interior design majors.

420 (FCID 420) Interior Design Programming (3)
Methods for gathering, organizing, and assessing data needed to design the interior of any type of building. Design concepts, goals, needs, facts, client values, staff and employee projections, current and future space requirements, adjacencies, furnishing, furniture and equipment requirements, project cost, schedule, and building codes will be discussed. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 324.

424 (FCID 424) Interior Design Studio 5 (3)
Development and application of planning techniques, construction documentation techniques of larger scale commercial projects with focus on health care and office systems environments. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 334.

484 (FCID 484) Interior Design Studio 6 (3)
Comprehensive studio integrating research and analysis of existing or proposed structures, contextual development of interior solutions, building constraints, and specialized products and materials specifications. A self-directed studio with research completed in fall semester in the programming course. 
    
Prerequisite: IDES 420, 424. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

490 Independent Study in Interior Design (1-3) 
Independent study in Interior Design with guidance by faculty member. Written proposal must be approved by program directory prior to term of study.
    A total of 6 credits may be earned.