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Stephen F. Austin State University

Construction Management


We are excited about the new Construction Management Degree that will be launched for Fall 2019 here at SFA in the School of Human Sciences.

It is a partnership degree with: Rusche College of Business, Temple College of Forestry, Cole College of Science and Math and Perkins College of Education.

This construction management degree focusses on the management skills, design skills, business knowledge, sustainable focus, building construction, safety and codes necessary to succeed in this progressive field. This degree program also prepares them to sit for the LEED Green Associates exam. The Bachelor of Science Degree provides students with a broad-based knowledge of the construction industry combined with a solid general education and extensive training in business management as well as law, regulations, planning, design, theory and methods used in the construction field.

This 120 hour four year degree plan provides a 6 hour internship. SFA focuses on qualities necessary to succeed in Construction Management through the rigorous courses offered. Business Skills - budget and coordinate supervise workers. Establishing good working relationships. Analytical Skills - how to handle unexpected issues and delays, problem solving skills. Decision making skills - selecting personnel and subcontractors for specific tasks and jobs to meet the demanding deadlines. Customer-service skills - managers are in constant contact with owners, inspectors and the public. Leadership skills - must effectively delegate tasks to construction workers, subcontractors and other lower level managers. Technical skills - must know construction methods and technologies and able to interpret contracts and technical drawings. Time-management skills - must meet deadlines. Speaking skills - must give clear orders, explain complex information to workers and clients. Discuss and explain issues to architects, engineers and owners about the project. Writing skills -must be able to write proposals, budgets and plans as well as document progress.

Salaries for this industry range from $60,000 - $90,000 based on residential to Heavy construction. The Job Outlook of Construction Managers are to be active due to the population and business growth of new residences, retail outlets, schools, office buildings, schools, restaurants, etc. Also the need to improve the nation's infrastructure of roads, bridges, and sewer pipe systems that need upgraded or replaced. Also the need of retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient will create jobs.


Construction Management Responsibilities

Construction Management Experiential Major Matrix Brochure

Construction Management Degree Plan Fall 2021

Construction Management Degree Map Fall 2021

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Sally Ann Swearingen

Office: Human Sciences South 101B

Phone: 936.468.2048



Crystal Deckard | Student Success Advisor

Office: McKibben Building, Room 118