Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Building Leaders in Construction Management

How amazing to see a building, a bridge or a road and say, “I built that.”  You can experience that with a Construction Management degree from Marian University.

Marian’s Construction Management Major offers a higher earning potential, opportunities for advancement and a wealth of career options. Graduates can choose from a variety of industries, including residential, commercial and civil construction or even non-profit, humanitarian projects.

Construction companies approached Marian University about the need for knowledgeable and skilled construction and project managers. Marian graduates will be in demand because the program is market-driven. Are you ready to build your future?  Marian University’s expert faculty with real-world experience will be right there with you, preparing you and motivating you to take the lead.

Position yourself for success in the construction industry!

BS in Construction Management Curriculum

The objective of the Marian University BS in Construction Management is to provide a well-rounded education that instills a deeper understanding of all facets of the construction field with a solid foundation of ethical principles. Additionally, our program emphasizes the development of essential skills such as leadership, communication, critical thinking and problem-solving which are vital for success in the business world.

General Education Courses

General Education Courses, which encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, quantitative reasoning and effective communication, are essential to Marian University’s commitment to educating the “whole person.”  All bachelor’s students, regardless of major, are required to take 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

  • Diversity Literacies
  • Humanistic Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Social-Scientific Reasoning
  • Written Communication Literacy

Core Courses

Construction Management majors advance their skills with courses covering topics such as:

  • Construction Materials, Methods and Systems
  • Construction Graphics and Plan Reading
  • Construction Estimating and Scheduling
  • Project Management and Controls

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Marian University, candidates will be able to:

  • Create written communications and oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline
  • Create a construction project safety plan
  • Create construction project schedules and cost estimates
  • Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles
  • Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes
  • Analyze methods, materials and equipment used to construct projects
  • Understand the role of the construction manager as a member of different multidisciplinary project teams
  • Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process
  • Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control
  • Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process
  • Understand construction risk management, accounting and cost control
  • Understand construction quality assurance and control
  • Understand the legal implications of contract, common and regulatory law to manage a construction project
  • Understand the basic principles of structural behavior
  • Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems
  • Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction

Admission Progression Criteria

Marian’s expert faculty with real world experience will guide Construction Management students on their journey to be resilient and adaptable leaders in an ever-evolving construction industry. Graduates will emerge with the knowledge and skills, as well an ethical foundation that is the hallmark of Marian University’s mission of integrity and service to others.

Criteria for Undergraduate Construction Management Students

To be successful in the Construction Management Program, students will need to complete:
ENG 106
MAT 114

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.
A Windows based laptop or computer is better than a Mac for Construction Management software.

Graduation Requirements

A Construction Management student is not allowed to graduate with a D+ or lower grade in any Construction Management course.  If such a grade is recorded, the course must be retaken and a grade of C- or above must be achieved. All Construction Management students are required to take a comprehensive exit examination during the semester prior to graduation. Students pursuing more than one major in the program must complete at least 15 credits of unique courses to count in each major. Students pursuing a minor must complete at least 9 credits of courses unique to the minor.

Internship Experience

Construction Management students must complete (3) separate, 1-credit intern experiences.  All internships involve planned and supervised on-the-job training for the student and interaction with both a faculty advisor and supervisor from the internship site.  Internships may be part-time or full-time.  Students are eligible to register for internships, starting summer of freshman year.

Before beginning any internship, the student must:

  • Consult with the program director and internship coordinator to review specific requirements and expectations
  • Have the internship site approved and the internship authorized by the internship coordinator
  • Complete a learning contract and supervisor agreement