2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (without addenda) 
    
    Jun 18, 2019  
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (without addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management, B.S.


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Curriculum


The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program is advised by a Department Advisory Board, comprising leaders from the engineering and construction professions to help assess and update the program curriculum. The general requirements of the curriculum accommodate the continually expanding requirements of the profession, advancements in knowledge and the contributions of related disciplines. Its offerings are intended to exceed minimum requirements by subject area of the American Council for Construction Engineering (ACCE) Standards and Criteria for Accreditation.

Table 1 summarizes the Construction Management curriculum by subject category. A typical four-year schedule for the program is included at the end of this section of the catalog.

Table 1: Curriculum for the BS in Construction Management


Required Courses in Mathematics: 12 Credits


Required Courses in the Physical Sciences: 7 Credits


Required Courses in Humanities and Social Sciences: 26 Credits


Required Courses in Business and Management: 18 Credits


See Footnotes 6

Required Courses in Civil Engineering: 9 Credits


Other Required Courses: 16 Credits


Total Credits for Degree: 130 Credits


Footnotes for Table 1


2 Students may substitute MA 1324 , which includes two additional contact hours, for MA 1024 .

3 The department recommends that students take MA 1124 Calculus II  (or MA 1424 Integrated Calculus II ) as the MA Elective.

4 All students take a writing placement examination. Students for whom English is a second language may be placed in an ESL section, which includes additional hours of language education. Students also may be placed in a remedial section, based upon the exam results, which may or may not carry degree credit.

5 Student must complete 24 credits in Humanities and Social Sciences, including the freshman writing courses, in accordance with the Technology, Culture and Society Departmental requirements. At least one elective shall contain at least one credit of ethics. At least one elective must be a 3xxx/4xxx level course. At least one elective must be a writing-intensive course, labeled by “W.”

6 Students are required to complete 18 credits from Business and Management courses, with at least 6 credits from level III or higher courses. (One additional business and management credit is attributed to CE 4533 Construction Law ). A level II course has a 2xxx number, while a level III course has a 3xxx number. Level III electives generally have a prerequisite of a related level II elective. Since courses may be three or four credits, the number of courses necessary to complete this requirement may vary.

7 CE elective is any non-construction management and engineering course with a CE prefix for which the student has the approved prerequisites.

8 Students must complete 60 credits in liberal arts and sciences.

Typical Course of Study for the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester: 16/17 Credits


Spring Semester: 16/17 Credits


Junior Year


Fall Semester: 18 Credits


Spring Semester: 18 Credits


Senior Year


Fall Semester: 15 Credits


Spring Semester: 15 Credits


Total credits required for the degree: 130


Footnotes


1 The table lists courses in the semester usually taken.

2 All students, except those who have earned a grade of 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB or BC AP Exam, take a mathematics placement examination. Students may be placed in an alternative course, which may not carry degree credit, based up the results of such placement examination. Students also may be advance-placed based upon AP or college math credit earned in high school. Students may substitute MA 1324 , which includes two additional contact hours, for MA 1024 .

3 The department recommends that students take MA 1124  Calculus II (or MA 1424 Integrated Calculus II ) as the MA Elective.

4 Students with an ESL background may be placed in an appropriate remedial course, which includes additional hours of language education. Students may also be placed in a remedial section, based upon placement exam results, which may not carry degree credit.

5 Student must complete 26 credits in Humanities and Social Sciences, including the first-year writing courses, in accordance with the Technology, Culture and Society Department requirements. At least one Humanities and Social Sciences elective shall contain at least one credit of ethics. At least one Humanities and Social Sciences elective must be a 3xxx/4xxx level course. At least one Humanities and Social Sciences elective must be a writing-intensive course, labeled by “W.”

6 Students must complete 18 credits from Business and Management courses, with at least 6 credits from level III or higher courses. One additional credit in Business and Management is contributed by CE 4533 . A level II course has a 2xxx number, while a level III course has a 3xxx number. Level III electives generally have a prerequisite of a related level II elective. Since courses may be 3 or 4 credits, the number of courses necessary to complete this requirement may vary.

7 CE Elective is any non-construction management and engineering course with a CE prefix for which the student has the approved prerequisites.

8 Students must complete 60 credits in liberal arts and sciences.

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