Bachelor of Science

Construction Management

Central to Leading the Building Process.

CCSU’s BS in Construction Management prepares students for management and supervisory professions in the challenging world of construction. The curriculum focuses on field operations, estimating, and project management processes as they relate to building and heavy/highway construction projects. Analytically-based mathematics and science courses along with construction management and business courses round out the program.

Students will learn and utilize the latest computer applications throughout the academic program. Laboratory experiences, field trips, and student club activities are an integral part of the student’s academic experience.

Program Features

  • Provides fundamental applied knowledge of the concepts of estimating, scheduling, superintendency and project management
  • Students will be able to apply computer software to various construction management processes
  • Includes a required internship and opportunities for developing practical knowledge and experience
  • Supported by local industry and professional organizations
  • Excellent career opportunities for starting positions and advancement
  • Internship opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

 

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CCSU’s Bachelor of Science in
Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

 

Career Outcomes

Entry level positions such as assistant superintendent, project engineer and junior estimator are typical. Graduates soon become project managers, superintendents and chief estimators for construction management firms, general contractors and specialty contractors. Our graduates are highly sought after as a result of their acquired practical knowledge and state of the art computing skills. With this degree, our graduates progress quickly through the professional ranks.

Student Achievements

  • In Fall 2017, 34 CM B.S. students were awarded the Dean’s List recognition for achieving a 3.50 GPA
  • The student Nicholas Epifano was also awarded the President’s List recognition for achieving a 4.0 GPA
  • In Spring 2017, 33 CM B.S. students were awarded the Dean’s List recognition for achieving a 3.50 GPA
  • The students William Markelon and Robert Mirabello were also awarded the President’s List recognition for achieving a 4.0 GPA
  • The student Darian D’Amato was awarded the Professional Women in Construction (PWC) Scholarship (May 2017)
  • The students Sean Allen and Emily Brenner were awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) - International Research Experience for Students (IRES) Scholarship (May 2016)

- Stephen Dayton, '23, on his Construction Management internship with CTFastrak

Working on the CTFastrak busway project has been a truly great learning experience. I felt I was well prepared for the job by my construction management courses, and I'm confident in my ability to manage all aspects of construction.

- Stephen Dayton, '23, on his Construction Management internship with CTFastrak

Did You Know?

The median annual wage for construction managers was $98k in May 2021.

Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 8 % from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.

Source: bls.gov

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will have basic knowledge of, and be able to apply, the concepts of estimating, scheduling, superintendency and project management. (mapped to SLO 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
  2. Students will be able to apply computers and computer software to various construction management processes. (mapped to SLO 10)
  3. Students will be able to analyze construction materials, methods and equipment, and have basic knowledge of their application to the construction process. (mapped to SLO 8, 11, 18, 19, 20)
  4. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively. (mapped to SLO 1, 2, 9)

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