Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
I would be prepared for a lot of work, but it is very satisfying, and it does prepare us for the real world. We will have solid skills and good portfolio.– Susan Phillips Baker student
The Construction Management program prepares you for a career in construction and related industries. As a construction manager you will provide leadership while working with architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and governmental agencies. Graduates may begin their careers in a variety of positions involving construction project management, cost estimating, construction safety, project planning/scheduling, and contract administration.
In this program you will:
- Learn various skills to manage construction projects globally and sustainably to maximize product and overall project value for owners.
- Gain a strong foundation in critical skills and knowledge from architecture, construction, and management courses.
- Receive an emphasis in project management skills rather than craft skills.
- The average annual salary of Construction Managers is $85,800.
- Employment of Construction Managers is projected to increase by 16 percent through 2016, which is faster than average.
- Over half of Construction Managers are self-employed, many as owners of construction firms.
- Construction Managers must be available—often 24-hours a day—to deal with delays, bad weather, or emergencies at the jobsite.
- Although certification is not required to work in the construction industry, it’s valuable because it provides evidence of competence and experience.