The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) prepares students to work as entry-level managers in the construction industry. Managers help control construction costs and schedules; administer contracts; determine construction means and methods; and manage people, material, and equipment while ensuring compliance with design criteria and safety standards.
The BSCM is nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.
Complete the Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C:
|ACCT A201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT A202||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ES A411||Northern Design||3|
|BA A241||Business Law I||3|
|BA A300||Organizational Theory and Behavior||3|
|ECON A101||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON A102||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|WRTG A212||Writing and the Professions||3|
|GEO A181||Construction Surveying||1|
|or PHIL A305||Professional Ethics|
|PHYS A123||College Physics I||3|
|PHYS A123L||College Physics I Laboratory||1|
|Complete one of the following science courses with a laboratory class:||4|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
and Physical Geology Laboratory
|Complete one additional science course with laboratory at or above the 100 level in CHEM, ENVI, GEOL or PHYS||4|
|Complete one of the following:||3-4|
|Applied Calculus for Managerial and Social Sciences|
|Applied Statistics for the Sciences|
|AET A101||Fundamentals of Construction Documents||3|
|AET A102||Methods and Materials of Building Construction||3|
|AET A123||Codes and Standards||3|
|AET A242||Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems||4|
|AET A332||Structural Technology||3|
|CM A163||Building Construction Cost Estimating||3|
|CM A201||Construction Project Management I||3|
|CM A202||Project Planning and Scheduling||3|
|CM A232||Statics and Strength of Materials||3|
|CM A263||Civil Construction Cost Estimating||3|
|CM A301||Construction Project Management II||3|
|CM A313||Soils in Construction||3|
|CM A401||Construction Law||3|
|CM A422||Sustainability in the Built Environment||3|
|CM A440||Financial Management for Construction||3|
|CM A450||Construction Management Professional Practice||3|
|CM A460||Construction Equipment Management and Methods||3|
|CM A495||Advanced Construction Management Internship||3|
|OSH A405||Construction Industry Safety Management||3|
A minimum of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 39 credits must be upper-division.
All BSCM majors are also required to sit for the eight-hour, comprehensive American Institute of Constructors, Associate Constructor (Level 1) Exam as part of CM A450. CM A450 should be taken during the last or second-to-last semester before graduation.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
- Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
- Create a construction project safety plan.
- Create construction project cost estimates.
- Create construction project schedules.
- Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
- Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
- Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
- Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
- Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
- Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
- Understand construction risk management.
- Understand construction accounting and cost control.
- Understand construction quality assurance and control.
- Understand construction project control processes.
- Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
- Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
- Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
- Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems