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A comprehensive program for a progressive field

Established in 2019, the Bachelor of Science in construction management is a partnership between Nelson Rusche College of Business, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, College of Sciences and Mathematics, and the James I. Perkins College of Education. Their collaboration means that your degree studies will be comprehensive and complete, providing the business, technical, leadership and customer service skills you need to succeed in this progressive field. 

In addition to rigorous courses that equip you to manage projects from concept to completion, you’ll complete an internship during which you’ll build experience and expand your professional network. 

The Bachelor of Science in construction management will also prepare you to sit for the LEED Green Associates exam, a foundational credential for professionals.

Increasing opportunities, now and in the future

Between America’s growing population, which calls for more offices, schools, retail outlets, restaurants and other facilities, as well as the need to replace or upgrade the nation’s aging infrastructure – bridges, roads and pipelines – it’s no wonder the job outlook for construction management is so bright.

Preparation for professional practice

As you pursue your degree, you’ll learn the skills required to succeed as a professional. That includes how to establish positive working relationships, supervise others, problem solve, motivate people to meet tight timetables, and delegate tasks and responsibilities. You’ll also improve your communication skills, both written and verbal, which will help you explain complex information to architects, engineers, workers and clients.

BS in Construction Management

The Bachelor of Science in construction management provides students with a broad-based knowledge of the construction industry, plus a solid general education and extensive training in business management, law, regulations, planning, design, theory, and methods used in the construction field.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical environment impacting business.
  • Graduates will have a basic understanding of the principles of sustainable construction.
  • Graduates will demonstrate an ability to engage in critical thinking by analyzing situations and constructing viable solutions to solve problems.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of construction accounting and cost control.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and practices in all of the major business disciplines including the areas of accounting, information technologies, management, marketing and quantitative analysis.
  • Graduates will demonstrate an ability to work effectively with others.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally.

Construction Career Fair

Each September and February, the construction management programs holds a career fair. This event allows prospective employers to meet with students who can learn about the construction industry, secure paid internships and full-time employment. Construction companies host a number of information sessions and interviews during the fairs. The program is proud of its strong relationship with employers, its active external advisory board and the job opportunities afforded to students. 

Increasing opportunities, now and in the future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in construction management along with work experience leads to more opportunities. The field is expected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

Construction managers are expected to be needed as overall construction activity expands. Over the next decade, population growth will result in the construction of new residences, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants and other structures. Also, the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure may spur employment growth as roads, bridges and sewerage systems are upgraded or replaced.

In addition, a continuing emphasis on retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient should create jobs for general contractors, who are more likely to manage the renovation and upgrading of buildings than to oversee new large-scale construction projects.

Construction processes and building technology are becoming more complex, requiring greater oversight and spurring demand for specialized management personnel even as technology makes construction managers more productive.

The salary for graduates ranges from $65,000 to $92,000 annually according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Program Contact:

Sally Ann Swearingen
Phone: 936.468.2048


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