Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Embark on a management career in the building industry with a well-rounded education from a program developed by industry leaders.

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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 construction management 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Effectively communicate through written, verbal, and graphical media.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of engineering science and mathematics and its application in problem solving.
  • Analyze structural systems.
  • Recognize ethical issues and apply professional standards in decision-making.
  • Utilize appropriate computer tools for engineering problems.
  • Apply modern methods for surveying and metrics.
  • Exhibit a fundamental understanding of building mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Demonstrate cost estimating and scheduling techniques.
  • Integrate and apply field inspection techniques and safety standards.
  • Apply the principles of project management and control.
  • Apply construction accounting principles and analyze financial reports.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspects of construction contracting.
  • Work effectively in a team environment.


To receive a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, students must complete at least 180 quarter units to include a minimum of 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements; 76.5 units must be completed at the upper-division level and 45 units must be taken in residence, including the capstone project classes. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.
Preparation for the Major (13 courses; 55.5 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (18 courses; 78 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Construction Senior Project (3 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
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