May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Construction Management, B.S.

College of Technology  > Department of Construction Management  > Construction Management, B.S.

The program offers two curricula: one desirable for Process and Industrial Construction and the other for Commercial Construction. Each provides a balanced mix of construction, engineering and business skills.

The objective of the Construction Management program is to provide graduates with knowledge and skills that are valued and sought by the construction industry profession. Commercial, industrial, and highway/heavy sectors of the construction industry need entry-level professional employees who are knowledgeable and skilled. Graduates must have knowledge of construction materials and methods, structural systems, soils site development, business, and contract administration; and have skills for
planning, estimating, scheduling, and evaluating project performance. The curriculum provides fundamental and advanced coursework that incorporates current standards and technology for managing and providing quality construction. Software is applied in curriculum courses to prepare students for the utilization of computer applications in construction management.

Our Construction Management graduates should have knowledge and problem-solving skills to perform the following tasks:

  1. Determine costs for construction projects, and evaluate cost performance;
  2. Interpret construction documents and standards;
  3. Apply time value of money concepts for evaluation of alternatives;
  4. Prepare project schedules;
  5. Apply engineering design concepts for site development (soils and foundations, water distribution, waste-water collection, and storm-water drainage); and
  6. Perform general managerial functions.

The program is committed to attaining the following goals:

  • Provide a career-oriented program that prepares students for productive and professional employment in the construction industry.
  • Emphasize recent technological advancements in construction management.
  • Prepare graduates to pursue graduate degrees and life-long learning. Provide students with an opportunity to prepare for entry into the graduate Construction Management program.

At the Masters level, students will receive advanced education, preparing them to be construction management leaders in industry or faculty members in academia. For more information on the graduate program, please refer to the Graduate and Professional Studies catalog.

Students pursuing a major in Construction Management must complete the following requirements in addition to the university core and general college requirements.

Construction Management

University Core

Core Communication (6 semester hours)

Core Mathematics (6 semester hours)

  • Core Mathematics - this program has specified math (see below)
  • Core Math/Reasoning (IDO) - this program has specified math (see below)

Core American History (6 semester hours)

Core Government/Political Science (6 semester hours)

Core Language, Philosophy & Culture (3 semester hours)

Core Life & Physical Sciences (6 semester hours)

  • Core Life & Physical Sciences - this program has specified science (see below)
  • Core Life & Physical Sciences - this program has specified science (see below)

Core Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester hours)

  • Core Social & Behavioral Sciences - this program has specified science (see below)

Core Writing in the Disciplines (IDO) (3 semester hours)

  • Core Writing in the Discipline (IDO) - this program has specified WID (see below)

Undergraduate Bachelor of Science Requirement

  • 6 semester hours MATH courses
  • 6 semester hours Formal Science

Courses required for program that also fulfill core categories:

Mathematics/Reasoning & BS Special Requirement

Life & Physical Sciences

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Writing in the Disciplines

Approved Business Electives (choose 3 semester hours)

Students must choose either the Commercial Construction Track or the Process and Industrial Track

Students must have minimum 2.00 in major

GPA for major will be calculated on the major requirements including the Commercial Construction or the Process and Industrial Track. 

  • 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average in courses attempted at the University of Houston
  • 36 of the credit hours must be advanced (junior or senior level)
  • Final residency - The last 30 semester hours to be applied toward a bachelor’s degree must be taken in residence at UH
  • 120 hours required for this degree
  • Limit of 66 credit hours of lower-level (1000 and 2000 level) transfer credit toward an undergraduate degree at the University of Houston
  • Students may use no more than two semester hours in physical education activity courses
  • Students must satisfy TSI to graduate