Construction Management refers to the study and practice of the managerial and technological aspects of the construction industry.

Construction Management is a technical degree that includes a combination of Engineering, Architecture, and Business.  Construction Management is a professional, 4-year, Bachelor of Science degree program.  There are technical elements in the curriculum, but you will not focus on learning a trade nor gaining technical expertise.  Although the construction experience of any kind is helpful, it is not required for admission to the Construction Management department.

Job prospects for construction managers are very good.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of job openings for construction managers will exceed the number of qualified individuals. Read more in the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s latest Occupational Outlook Handbook.

To learn more about the construction industry and available opportunities, prospective students may attend construction company presentations, held throughout autumn and winter quarters (see the CM Calendar for exact time and locations).  Throughout the year, companies also conduct interviews for summer jobs and paid internships.

Construction Management students are hands-on learners who are interested in a practical degree.  They are often good at math, project management, or they’ve got an interest in architecture, and they enjoy working outside.  CM jobs are available in both the public and private sectors, at government agencies, private corporations, general contractors, specialty contractors, home-builders, consulting firms, real estate developers, and construction material suppliers.  Typical starting positions are in field supervision, management, construction project planning & scheduling, cost estimating, or sales.

Interested in a Construction Management degree or certification? Learn about our variety of programs.