Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Science and Management Major, BS in Construction Science and Management


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Advisors
Buchanan, Burk, Sain, Smith

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management prepares students for entry into the very broad and diverse range of careers related to construction, including residential, agricultural, commercial, roadway, and excavation construction. Students in this program typically enjoy the outdoors and the sense of accomplishment that comes from seeing a project grow from an idea to a finished product. This field relies on knowledge from engineering, technology, construction, and business, and combines those with important skills related to teamwork and leadership. The program provides a strong background in science and math, adds fundamental concepts from engineering, and provides exposure to relevant technology and techniques such as CAD, land surveying, and estimating. The major focuses on specific technical areas providing the skills required to manage the sophisticated technological systems increasingly essential in today’s construction world. Coursework in economics and the management of a small business are also included, along with oral and written communication. This program is designed to be less theoretical, more applied, and focused on the broad range of management opportunities within the construction industry.

Proper selection of business-related elective courses in the Construction Science and Management program may meet the coursework requirements for a Minor in Business Administration. This business background is supplemented with courses addressing construction-specific issues in accounting, finance, and law. Issues related to green/sustainable construction practices are also covered. Students are encouraged to identify experiences in construction practice such as internships or part time/summer work, which is facilitated through the very active Construction Science Student Club.

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management – Construction Science and Management Major


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CSM 125   3 MATH 130  or higher, or one Expanded Perspectives  Elective*
GEOL 101 * or GEOL 107  4  
1Global Citizenship – US  Elective* 3  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
2MATH 141 * 4  
Term 2
PHIL 244  3 MATH 130  or higher
ENGL 102  3  
CHEM 122 * and CHEM 123 *, or CHEM 128  4  
CSM 211   3  
Term 3
ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4 CHEM 122 * and CHEM 123 *, or CHEM 128 *
CSM 222   3  
CSM 224   2  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
PHYS 221 * or EF 151 * 4  
Term 4
CSM 215   3 MATH 141 * and either CHEM 122 * and CHEM 123 *, or CHEM 128 *
CSM 225   3  
CSM 270   4  
ACCT 200  or ACCT 207   3  
ESS 210   4  
Term 5
CSM 325   3 No milestones
CSM 335 * 3  
ENGL 295 * or ENGL 360  3  
1Expanded Perspectives  Elective* 3  
MGT 201   3  
Term 6
CSM 272  or 4Technical Elective 3 No milestones
CSM 345   3  
CSM 425 * 3  
CMST 210 * or CMST 217 * or CMST 240 * or CMST 247  3  
3Business Elective 3  
Term 7
CSM 355   3 Apply to graduate
CSM 430   3  
CSM 435   3  
ESS 424 * 3  
3Business Elective 3  
Term 8
CSM 486   3 No milestones
1Expanded Perspectives  Elective* 3  
1Global Citizenship – International  Elective* 3  
3Business Elective 3  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .
1 Select from the corresponding Volunteer Core  list after consultation with an advisor.
2 A student initially placing into MATH 130  may take either MATH 130  (4 hours) + MATH 141 * (4 hours), or MATH 131  (3 hours) + MATH 132 * (3 hours) to meet the requirements.
3 Select from the following list: AREC 212 , AREC 270 *, FINC 300 , MGT 300 , MARK 300 . NOTE: ACCT 200 , ECON 201 *, FINC 300 , MGT 201 , MGT 300 , and MARK 300  are required if seeking the Business Administration Minor .
4 Note that some electives have required prerequisites. See individual course descriptions for specific information. ALEC 450 ; AREC 342 ; EPP 410 , EPP 425 ESS 424 , ESS 442 , ESS 444 ESS 454 , ESS 462 ; IE 304 , IE 423 ; MARK 300 ; MGT 201 ; PLSC 240 , PLSC 410 *, PLSC 430 , PLSC 434 , PLSC 435 .

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