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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education
1717 North Loop
1604 East, Suite 320
San Antonio, TX 78232-1570

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)

Freshman year

Sophomore year

Fall semester (16 credit hours)

Professional program (CNSM)

Spring semester (17 credit hours)

Junior year

Fall semester (18 credit hours)

Senior year

Fall semester (18 credit hours)

Spring semester (16 credit hours)

  • **Professional Elective Credits: (2)
  • **Professional Elective Credits: (2)
  • **Management Elective (Labor) Credits: (3)
  • **Management Elective Credits: (3)
  • *Humanities or Social Science Elective Credits: (3)


For additional information about the University General Education program, check the requirements specified by the College of Engineering.

*Humanities and Social Science Electives are to be selected from approved catalog list of Social Science/Humanities courses (see engineering course list). Students should select these courses as needed to complete the requirements of the K-State 8 General Education program.

**Management Electives and Professional Electives are to be selected from approved departmental lists.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Students who first enroll in Summer 2011 or later must meet the requirements of the K-State 8 General Education Program.

Students who began their programs of study in earlier terms under the University General Education (UGE) program may complete their degrees with UGE requirements or may choose to move to the K-State 8. Students should check with their academic advisors to determine which choice would be better. To switch, students must consult with their academic advisors.

Students who are readmitted in Summer 2011 and later will be designated as meeting the K-State 8 by the Office of Admissions. Deans’ offices can make an exception for the readmitted student who has completed UGE or who would prefer to complete UGE requirements.

Total hours required for graduation (130)