Lead Faculty: Dirk Epperson
This program fills a pressing need in the construction industry for individuals to conduct and manage activities within the construction industry. It has been developed with significant industry guidance and assistance. The Industry experts are aware that there has been substantial growth in this industry, causing a shortage of individuals with the proper training due to a lack of alignment of academic programs and industry needs. The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program is to provide students with a well-rounded education in written and verbal communication, technical construction fundamentals, mathematics, business, law, humanities, fine arts, and social, behavioral and natural sciences that will prepare them for a career at management, administrative, and ownership positions in the construction industry.
This degree program will prepare the student for careers such as construction executive, project manager, project engineer/coordinator, field engineer, planning/scheduling engineer, cost engineer, cost estimator, quality and safety controller, construction superintendent, and facilities engineer. Additionally, graduates with experience, interest, and/or knowledge about specific construction trades will be capable of performing in a large number of management and administrative positions within respective subcontracting companies.
To receive a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, students must complete at least 180 units as articulated below; to include a minimum of 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements; 76.5 units which must be completed at the upper-division level and 45 units which must be completed in residence at National University. The following courses are specific degree requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree. Students are expected to possess or have access to a computer and Internet connection including an e-mail account outside of National University for course projects and assignments. Refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information regarding application and evaluation.
This program is available online.