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 Kimmel School's undergraduate Construction Management program is fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
The B.S. in Construction Management requires 120 total hours. Click here for more information on the suggested sequence of courses required for a degree in Construction Management or visit the WCU course catalog.
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. In addition, those majoring in CM can consider a minor in land development. Learn more about the requirements for each minor here:
The minor in Construction Management is open to non-CM majors and requires 24 credit hours and the following courses:
For more information on the course requirements, visit the WCU course catalog.
This program is being eliminated during Fall semester 2019.