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Construction Management, B.S.


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Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education, the professional accreditation organization of the construction industry.

Students in construction management (CM) are exposed to a wide variety of topics, ranging from courses in management and administration of construction companies, projects, people, and equipment to courses focusing on specific techniques for project planning and control work improvement and estimating. The Construction Management program also provides opportunities to develop a strong background in computer applications in construction. Computer skills combined with a solid management and technical background are major assets of the construction management graduate.

Opportunities for construction management graduates are excellent. Examples of positions held by construction management graduates are project manager, construction manager, project administrator, estimator, scheduler, architectural representative, project superintendent, and construction administrator. Students should consider this challenging, satisfying, and high-paying profession.

Mission of Construction Management

The mission of the Construction Management Program is to develop character, build leaders, and sustain learning.

Educational Objectives of the Instructional Program

  • Improve student success and graduation rates consistent with university initiatives
  • Enhance smart growth of freshman and transfer student enrollment in the degree program consistent with available resources
  • Enhance the quality of freshman and transfer students enrolled in the degree program
  • Enhance academic advising for incoming freshman and transfer students
  • Enhance opportunities for students to have diverse and experiential learning through involvement in high impact education practices
  • Enhance student career assistance to increase placement of graduates in entry-level positions across construction industry sectors

Major Requirements (56 units)


Construction Management Electives (6 units)


Select at least one course from the following areas:

Multidisciplinary Design/Build Electives (3 units)


Select one course from the following:

Construction Sector Electives (3 units)


Select one course from the following:

Additional Requirements (28-29 units)


Other Degree Requirements


In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units) - Construction Management majors are exempt from the third course in Area C 1/2, Area E, and Area IC
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 

Total Units: 120*


*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. These courses include PHYS 2A  or PHYS 4A  and PHYS 4AL  (Area B1), MATH 75  (Area B4), ECON 40  or ECON 50  (Area D2), and CM 180B  (Area IB). Construction management students are encouraged to take BA 104  or MKTG 100S  to double-count toward the business minor and the MI requirement. See advisor for details.

Advising Notes


  1. Courses in construction management, mathematics and the physical sciences taken CR/NC are not counted toward fulfillment of degree requirements in construction management.
  2. All construction management students must consult with their academic advisors at least once per academic year.
  3. All students enrolled in construction management courses are required to follow the “DISCOVERe Mobile Device Requirements” as established by the Department of Construction Management. The current version of these requirements can be found on the department website: http://fresnostate.edu/engineering/cm/documents/mobile-device-requirements2019real.pdf

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