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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Science and Management (CNSM) (B.S.)

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education

The construction science and management program prepares students to be professional constructors and managers of personnel resources, financial resources, materials, and machines. The curriculum is an engineering based management program designed to produce technically competent managers of construction. Entering students should have a background in mathematics and physics.

The program prepares graduates to execute the designs created by engineers and architects. Graduates may enter fields of general, commercial, residential, heavy and highway, utility, mechanical, or electrical construction. Their education provides the fundamental engineering and management skills necessary for success in any of the above areas.

Constructors work in many settings. For example, as a principal in a small construction firm, a constructor may engage in many of the activities in management, whereas a constructor in a large firm may concentrate exclusively on only one or two of the activities. Most students in the program intend to enter building, heavy/highway, or utility construction fields. Other roles, such as construction education, will normally require an advanced degree and/or professional experience.

Through construction education, students attain a level of construction knowledge that would otherwise require decades of practical experience to develop. With this level of knowledge, graduates typically move rapidly into upper management positions in construction organizations.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

Pre-professional program (PCNSM)

Professional program (CNSM)

Spring semester (16 credit hours)

  • *UGE humanities or social science elective (upper level) Credits: (3)
  • *UGE humanities or social science elective (upper level) Credits: (3)

Junior year

Senior year

Fall semester (17 credit hours)

  • ***Management elective Credits: (3)
  • Professional elective Credits: (2)

Spring semester (18 credit hours)

  • ***Management elective Credits: (3)
  • Professional elective Credits: (3)
  • Management elective (Labor) (upper level) Credits: (3)


*Humanities and social science electives are to be selected from the approved catalog list of UGE courses (see Engineering UGE course requirements).

***Management electives and professional electives are to be selected from approved departmental lists.

***These courses in Statistics and Business & Management require Junior standing.

Total hours required for graduation (130)