Construction Management - B.S.


Aeronautics and Technology Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2892
caest@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/caest


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management employs a professional-service approach that applies effective management techniques and oversight to the building and management of construction projects. Students learn the business of construction from inception to completion of a project, including emphasis on construction materials and methods, that will enable them to estimate costs, schedule work, oversee construction work-site activities and manage projects. Students in the major may declare an optional concentration in Civil Management, Mechanical and Electrical Management or Safety Management. Cooperative education opportunities are available to students in construction companies and architect/engineering firms in the region.

Students interested in pursing a dual degree with the Architectural Studies major within the Bachelor of Arts degree may substitute certain coursework as outlined in the program requirements.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

The Association of Technology Management, and Applied Engineering; American Council for Construction Education (ATMAE)
American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) (candidate status)

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

 
 
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CMGT 10001INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 3
CMGT 11044CONSTRUCTION SAFETY 3
CMGT 11071CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND METHODS I 3
CMGT 21071CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND METHODS II 3
CMGT 22200CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT READING 13
CMGT 25000PRINCIPLES OF L.E.E.D. 1
CMGT 31023CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING 3
CMGT 31033MECHANICAL SYSTEMS 3
CMGT 31040ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS 3
CMGT 33092CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (ELR) (WIC) 3
CMGT 41040CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING I 3
CMGT 41041CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING II 3
CMGT 42105CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND LAW 3
CMGT 42107CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING 3
CMGT 42110CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE 3
TECH 13580ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 23
TECH 27210INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY 33
TECH 33111STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ACCT 23020INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
FIN 26074LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 3
MATH 11012INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11022TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
MIS 24163PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
MKTG 25010PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
PHY 13001GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) 4
PHY 13021GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 1
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one courses from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (total credit hours in this category must be 8 for this major)3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)2
Additional Major Requirements or Concentration Requirements
Choose from the following:12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

Students declaring a dual major with the BA in Architectural Studies may substitute AED 10102 for CMGT 22200.

2

Students declaring a dual major with the BA in Architectural Studies may substitute AED 10101 for TECH 13580.

3

Students declaring a dual major with the BA in Architectural Studies may substitute ARCS 30421 for TECH 27210.

4

 A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.250 2.000

Additional Major Requirements (for those not choosing a concentration)

[AE-BS-COMA]

General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours) 112
1

Recommended FIN 36053 to complete the Business minor. Also recommended is COMM 15000.

 

Civil Management Concentration Requirements

[AE-BS-COMA-CICM]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CMGT 42053SUBCONTRACTOR LEADERSHIP AND PRACTICES 3
CMGT 42054CIVIL ESTIMATING 3
CMGT 42055CIVIL UTILITY SYSTEMS 3
CMGT 42056SOILS AND MATERIALS 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:12

Mechanical and Electrical Management Concentration Requirements

[AE-BS-COMA-MECM]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CMGT 42030BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS 3
CMGT 42051ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS IN BUILDING DESIGN 3
CMGT 42052MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ESTIMATING 3
CMGT 42053SUBCONTRACTOR LEADERSHIP AND PRACTICES 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:12

Safety Management Concentration Requirements

[AE-BS-COMA-SFTM]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
Choose from the following:12
ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND MANAGEMENT
CONSTRUCTION RISK MANAGEMENT
INTRODUCTION TO INSURANCE AND WORKER'S COMPENSATION
FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL AND CONSTRUCTION HYGIENE
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH LAW
Minimum Total Credit Hours:12

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
CMGT 10001 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 3
MATH 11022 TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
TECH 13580 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
CMGT 11044 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY 3
CMGT 11071 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND METHODS I 3
CMGT 22200 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT READING 3
MATH 11012 INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
ENG 20002 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
TECH 27210 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
CMGT 21071 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND METHODS II 3
CMGT 25000 PRINCIPLES OF L.E.E.D. 1
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
PHY 13001 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) 4
PHY 13021 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
ACCT 23020 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
CMGT 31033 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS 3
CMGT 31023 CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING 3
CMGT 41040 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING I 3
TECH 33111 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
CMGT 31040 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS 3
CMGT 41041 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING II 3
MIS 24163 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
MKTG 25010 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
Concentration Requirement or General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
CMGT 33092 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (ELR) (WIC) 3
CMGT 42107 CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
FIN 26074 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 3
Concentration Requirement or General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
CMGT 42105 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND LAW 3
CMGT 42110 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE 3
Concentration Requirements or General Electives 8
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120