Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources School of Planning, Design and Construction Undergraduate Programs Construction Management
The program is designed to provide a student with a background in managerial, technological, economic, social, political, and environmental aspects of residential and commercial construction. A systems approach is used and includes project management, construction science, land acquisition and development, real estate, finance, management, and marketing. Career opportunities include supervisory and managerial employment within commercial and residential contracting, land development, and real estate organizations; material distribution systems; financial institutions; and governmental agencies.
Admission as a Junior
Construction management builds upon a basic understanding of mathematics, physics, statistics, and economics to develop the skills necessary to manage construction projects. Prior to enrollment in the major, students must have demonstrated this basic understanding by a minimum performance in the courses listed and a minimum overall grade point average.
Enrollment in the construction management major is limited. Those seeking admission must at least meet the criteria listed below.
Completion of at least 56 credits with a cumulative University grade-point average of at least 2.3.
Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0: a. MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3 b. PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3 c. STT 200 Statistical Methods 3 or STT 201 Statistical Methods 4 or STT 315 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business 3 or STT 421 Statistics I 3 d. EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 or EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
While a cumulative university grade-point average of 2.3 is necessary to be considered for admission to the school, it does not guarantee admission. Admission decisions are based primarily on cumulative University grade-point average and grades in the courses listed above. Other factors such as work experience, personal experience, performance in construction management courses, and diversity may also be considered.
For additional information about admissions criteria and procedures, students should contact the Construction Management Program in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management
The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Construction Management major is met by completing Construction Management 385 or 435 or 436. Those courses are referenced in item 3. b. below.
Students who are enrolled in the Construction Management major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that consists of Physics 231 and 251 and one of the following choices: Biological Science 161 and 171 or Biological Science 162 and 172 or Plant Biology 105 and 106 or Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 205 and 206. The completion of Physics 251 and Biological Science 171 or 172 or Plant Biology 106 or Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 206 satisfies the laboratory requirement. With advisor approval, for this laboratory requirement, Biological Science 171 or 172, Plant Biology 106 and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 206 may be waived if the student completes another chemistry laboratory course or a physics laboratory course beyond Physics 251.
Physics 231 and 251 and Biological Science 161 and 171 or 162 and 172 or Plant Biology 105 and 106 or Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 205 and 206 may be counted toward both the alternative track and the requirements for the major referenced in item 3. below.
The completion of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources mathematics requirement may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.
The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.
Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate. The completion of Mathematics 124 satisfies the College's mathematics requirement.
The following requirements for the major:
All of the following courses (64 credits):
Survey of Accounting Concepts
Principles of Building Construction Management
Residential Construction Materials and Methods
Commercial Construction Methods
Site Construction and Measurement
Construction Project Scheduling
Construction Quantity Surveying
Real Estate Principles and Construction Finance
Construction Presentation Graphics and Building Information Modeling
Construction Documents and Contracts (W)
Construction Safety Management
Cost Estimating and Analysis
Construction Project Management
Computing Concepts and Competencies
Introduction to Business Law
Survey of Calculus I
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics Laboratory I
Students who pass a waiver examination will not be required to complete Computer Science and Engineering 101.
One of the following courses (3 credits):
Statics and Strengths of Materials
One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
Construction Engineering - Equipment, Methods and Planning
Special Topics in Building Construction Management
Computer-Aided Design for Designers
Site Construction Materials and Methods
Housing and Real Estate Development
One of the following courses (3 credits):
Residential Building and Development Projects (W)
Commercial Building Projects (W)
Capstone Project Competitions
Professional Internship in Building Construction Management
Complete four credits from the following courses:
Chemistry Laboratory I
Introductory Physics II
Introductory Physics Laboratory II
Complete one of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Organizational Communication
Introduction to Creative Writing
Writing as Exploration
One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business
Construction Management, BS (5257)Required Credits: 120 Program Version: FS16
Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111
Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211
Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses
Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL
Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses
Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE
Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE
Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit
Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10
Requirement 11: Major - Construction Management - Accounting
Major - Construction Management - Accounting: 1 course from ACC230
Requirement 12: Major - Construction Management - Human Communication
Major - Construction Management - Human Communication: 1 course from COM100
Requirement 13: Major - Construction Management - Computing Concepts
Major - Construction Management - Computing Concepts: 1 course from CSE101
Requirement 14: Major - Construction Management - Business Law
Major - Construction Management - Business Law: 1 course from GBL323
Requirement 15: Major - Construction Management - Calculus I
Major - Construction Management - Calculus I: 1 course from MTH124
Requirement 16: Major - Construction Management - Physics I and Lab
Major - Construction Management - Physics I and Lab: 2 courses from PHY231, PHY251
Requirement 17: Major - Construction Management - CMP Core Courses
Major - Construction Management - CMP Core Courses: 15 courses from CMP101, CMP124, CMP210, CMP211, CMP230, CMP305, CMP315, CMP322, CMP325, CMP328, CMP385, CMP401, CMP415, CMP423
Requirement 18: Major - Construction Management - Statics
Major - Construction Management - Statics: 1 course from CE221, CMP222
Requirement 19: Major - Construction Management - Elective
Major - Construction Management - Elective: 1 course from CE312, CE471, CMP453, CMP491, IDES240, LA230, PDC491, UP458
Requirement 20: Major - Construction Management - Project/Internship
Major - Construction Management - Project/Internship: 1 course from CMP435, CMP436, CMP493, CMP492
Requirement 21: Major - Construction Management - Chemistry or Physics II
Major - Construction Management - Chemistry or Physics II: 4 credits from CEM141, CEM161, PHY232, PHY252
Requirement 22: Major - Construction Management - Communication
Major - Construction Management - Communication: 1 course from COM225, COM240, ENG226, ENG232
Requirement 23: Major - Construction Management - Statistics
Major - Construction Management - Statistics: 1 course from STT200, STT201, STT315, STT421
Requirement 24: Major - Construction Management - Finance/Marketing/Supply Chain
Major - Construction Management - Finance/Marketing/Supply Chain: 1 course from FI320, SCM303, MKT327
Requirement 25: Major - Construction Management - Management Skills
Major - Construction Management - Management Skills: 1 course from MGT325
Requirement 26: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Construction Management
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Construction Management: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
1 course from BS110
2 courses from MMG205, MMG206
2 courses from PLB105, PLB106
2 courses from BS111, BS111L
Requirement 27: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics: 1 course from EC201, EC202
Requirement 28: College Distribution
College Distribution: 26 credits from courses in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Requirement 29: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
Requirement 30: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.