The Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management is a management oriented technical curriculum built upon a balanced program of studies drawn from a variety of disciplines related to construction management. Included are a strong knowledge and understanding of construction safety, document reading, estimating, and scheduling. The B.S. degree in Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education of the Association of Technology Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The major is accredited status for accreditation with the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
The major includes learning the business of construction from inception to completion of a project, including emphasis on construction materials and methods to enable graduates to estimate costs, schedule work, oversee construction work site activities and manage projects. The presence of major construction companies and large architect/engineering firms in the region provides ample co-operative opportunities. The migration to green technology emphasis and increasingly sophisticated construction projects require stronger project management emphasis, making this program viable well into the future. Students may also opt to choose an optional concentration in Civil Management, Mechanical and Electrical Management or Safety Management.
The construction management concentration is a professional-service approach that applies effective management techniques to the planning design and oversight to the building and management of construction projects. The presence of major construction firms and large architect/engineering firms in the region provides ample internship opportunities. The migration to green technology emphasis and increasingly sophisticated construction projects require stronger project management emphasis, making this program viable well into the future.
Students interested in pursing a dual degree with the Architectural Studies major within the Bachelor of Arts degree may substitute certain coursework as outlined in the program requirements.
The B.S. degree in Construction Management prepares students for professional careers in the management of construction projects.
Upon successful completion of the B.S. degree in Construction Management, students shall:
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of construction materials, methods and processes.
- Demonstrate competence in reading and understanding construction drawings and specifications.
- Control and manage the scope of work for a construction jobsite.
- Maintain a safe work environment.
- Quantity takeoffs and cost estimates.
- Understand the scheduling process and use computer software to create construction schedules.
- Uphold ethical and professional standards.
- Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze and perform functions within construction projects.
- Have strong communication skills needed to operate effectively in a construction management environment.
- Have strong understanding of construction laws, codes and regulations.