Construction Management Major
Construction management is a combination of technology, construction techniques, and management to meet the needs of the rapidly growing construction industry. The program is designed to prepare students for the art of achieving maximum profit by efficient use of people, machines, materials and other resources to complete a construction project on time and to the satisfaction of the owner. A meld of engineering, construction, management and business gives the student a background and understanding of a management point of view in the construction industry. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.
A minor in Business Administration offered by the College of Business is required for all B.S. in Construction Management students. Juniors and seniors are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 to be admitted into the minor program. A minor in Business Administration requires a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the courses that satisfy the minor. In addition, a cumulative GPA of 2.50 overall is required to graduate with a B.S. in Construction Management degree.
Educational Program Objectives
- Provide to construction students the basic skills necessary to plan, organize and control resources to manage the overall construction process.
- Provide to construction students the technical knowledge and problem solving skills for a career in construction.
- Provide to construction students the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, define and compare design alternatives.
- Provide to construction students necessary communication skills for the successful practice of the construction profession.
- Provide to construction students the professional opportunities and skills to pursue life-long learning within the broader societal context of the construction profession.
Major: Construction Management
Degree Type: B.S.Cons.M.
Minimum Credits Required for Degree: 124
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A dynamic list of approved general education courses offered by term is available on the NDSU General Education Requirements website.
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, if applicable.
|First Year Experience (F)||1|
|Skills For Academic Success (Also offered with the following prefixes: ABEN, AGRI, BUSN, HD&E, ME, NURS, PHRM)|
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
|Construction Management Core Requirements|
|CM&E 111||Introduction to Construction Management and Engineering||1|
|CM&E 200||Construction Documents and Codes||3|
|CM&E 203||Building Construction: Methods and Materials||3|
|CM&E 204||Construction Surveying||3|
|CM&E 212||Construction Graphic Communications||3|
|CM&E 240||Financial Cost Concepts for Construction Managers||3|
|CM&E 250||Construction Statics and Mechanics||3|
|CM&E 260||Soils and Foundations||3|
|CM&E 301||Construction Technology and Equipment||3|
|CM&E 305||Pre-Construction Management||3|
|CM&E 315||Specifications and Contracts||3|
|CM&E 380||Construction Estimating: Quantities and Costs||3|
|CM&E 403||Scheduling and Project Control||3|
|CM&E 405||Construction Support Operations||3|
|CM&E 421||Electrical and Mechanical Construction||3|
|CM&E 430||Land Development||3|
|CM&E 450||Steel Design and Construction||3|
|CM&E 453||Concrete Design and Construction||3|
|CM&E 488||Construction Management Capstone||3|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
|ENGL 320||Business and Professional Writing (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|or ENGL 321||Writing in the Technical Professions|
|GEOL 105||Physical Geology (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|or MATH 107||Precalculus|
|MATH 146||Applied Calculus I (May satisfy general education category R)||4|
|College Physics I|
and College Physics I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics||3|
|Business Minor Courses:||24|
|ACCT 102||Fundamentals of Accounting||3|
|ECON 105||Elements of Economics (May satisfy general education category B and G)||3|
|MGMT 320||Foundations of Management||3|
|MRKT 320||Foundations of Marketing||3|
|or FIN 320||Principles of Finance|
|BUSN 431||Business Law I-Contracts, Property and Torts||3|
|BA Minor 300/400 Elec. I||3|
|BA Minor 300/400 Elec. II||3|
|BA Minor 300/400 Elec. III||3|
Students must apply for the minor through the College of Business and maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA to be eligible to enroll in all 300/400 level courses offered by the College of Business
Degree Requirements and Notes
- A student must complete at least 60 semester credits of professional level course work in his/her program while in residence and enrolled in the college. Students transferring into the college from programs with professional accreditation are exempt from this residency requirement but are subject to the residency requirement of NDSU.
An overall minimum CGPA of 2.50 and a minor in Business Administration with a minor GPA of 2.50 are required to graduate with a B.S. in Construction Management.