The Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management (CM) is designed for students interested in the technical aspects of managing a construction project from inception to completion. The CM program provides insight into the inner workings of the construction industry.
The B.S. Construction Management degree is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The B.S. in Construction Management requires 120 total hours. For more information on the suggested sequence of courses required for a degree in Construction Management please view the plan or visit the WCU course catalog.
Transfer as seamlessly as possible from a community college to one of the College
of Engineering and Technology’s programs.
Undergraduate students who are working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management are required to complete an internship, which can be fulfilled in one of the three semesters (summer, fall or spring) prior to graduation.
Students receive two credits for successfully completing a one-semester internship prior to graduation. Work experience of 400 hours in the construction industry approved in advance by the Instructor of Record. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained experience in project-based work in the construction industry and will have learned how to:
Graduates of the CM program will move up through the profession either through the project superintendent career path or through a construction management career path to the position of project manager. The next level of advancement is either manager of multiple projects, vice president, president or chief executive officer of a construction firm or owner of a company.
With a degree in construction management, students have the option of several different career paths. Typical starting positions include the following:
Undergraduate students at WCU may also choose to minor in construction management. The minor in Construction Management is open to non-CM majors and requires 24 credit hours. For more information on the course requirements, visit the WCU course catalog.
WCU's Construction Management curriculum sets out to meet specific learning objectives and prepare each student with particular knowledge and analytic skills to ensure their success in the industry:
Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.
Graduates of the Construction Management Program will:
Apply their technical knowledge as practicing professionals or engage in graduate education.
Work successfully in their chosen career individually and within a professional team environment.
Engage in professional development in their profession by adapting to new technology and career challenges.
Student Outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to apply by the time of graduation.
For baccalaureate degree programs, these student outcomes must include, but are not limited to, the following:
*This table represents first-time full-time fall semester enrollment.
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