B.S. in Construction Management Program Highlights
Construction management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from inception to completion.
Construction Managers work in dynamic teams to take the designer’s vision and make it a reality. With one of the highest job placement rates and starting salaries of any major, a degree in CM is a great choice for those who enjoy teamwork, solving tangible problems, critical thinking, and creating the world around them. Integrating engineering, business, and construction practices, our program offers the tools, experience, and perspective needed to make an impact in this dynamic and rewarding field.
The Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University is committed to providing an equal opportunity program for underrepresented populations in our student body and the construction industry, including all genders, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
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The Construction Management program at CSU is one of the top-recognized programs in the nation. Since its inception in 1946, more than 5,000 students have graduated, many of them going on to become leaders in their field. Learn more about becoming a student in our program by watching this recorded Choose CSU info session:
See what the CM internship is like by checking out some intern videos at the bottom of our Internship & Work Experience webpage.
Construction Management Curriculum
Major in Construction Management
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B.S. in Construction Management For Prospective Students
Information for Prospective Transfer and Second-Bachelors Students
Thank you for your interest in the Construction Management program at Colorado State University.
The Department of Construction Management offers a 120-credit undergraduate program for a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management. As a transfer or second bachelors candidate, you’ll begin at CSU as a Pre-CM major and must satisfy the set of entrance requirements in order to apply for full admission to Construction Management. The program is a restricted and capped program, and only the top 100 students who apply will be accepted each fall and spring.
You should expect to spend at least three years to complete the degree, regardless of the number of credits completed prior to admittance. If you are planning to transfer to CSU to pursue Construction Management, we encourage you to consult with our academic advisers early in the planning process to determine transfer equivalencies and applicability of transfer coursework to the required CM curriculum. CSU offers the following tools to help you plan your next steps:
CSU Transfer Course Evaluation & Acceptance Policies
Find Transfer Course Equivalencies
If you would like to meet with a CM adviser to discuss your transfer to Colorado State University to pursue the Construction Management major, please schedule an advising appointment by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students planning to transfer to CSU to pursue Construction Management should consult with our academic advisers early in the planning process to determine transfer equivalencies and applicability of transfer coursework to the required CM curriculum.
Once you apply to CSU, the Registrar’s Office will complete a transfer evaluation and provide a report of how your undergraduate courses transfer to CSU. The CM academic advisers use this report to identify how your transfer coursework applies to the required CM curriculum and determine the remaining courses required to complete a major in Construction Management.
Construction Course Transfer Substitution Policy The Department of Construction Management (CM) at Colorado State University provides its students with a competitive, unique and valuable Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program.
The value of the BS in CM degree from CSU is due, in part, to the specific content of each class, and as such, the continuity and connection between the different courses contributes to the quality of the CM degree at CSU. Therefore, it is this content, continuity and connection between classes and across the CM curriculum that builds the comprehensive knowledge base required to pursue a career in CM.
At this time, no articulation agreements are in place with other institutions for courses carrying the CON prefix, and as such, students that are enrolled at CSU must apply to have their previously completed construction focused courses substituted to the CM degree at CSU by review of the CM Curriculum Committee.
Applications are reviewed twice per year and are due:
Fall Semester September 30
Spring Semester February 28
Change of Major or Minor to Construction Management
Admission Requirements for Freshman, Transfer, Second-Bachelors, and Current CSU Students
Students seeking to pursue the Construction Management program at Colorado State University must be admitted to CSU as (or change their major to) Pre-Construction Management (Pre-CM). Pre-CM students must meet the following minimum entrance requirements:
- 2.75 cumulative CSU GPA
- Completion of CON 101 Introduction to Construction with a “B” grade or better
- Completion of CO 150 College Composition with a “B” grade or better
- Completion of MATH 125 Numerical Trigonometry with a “C” grade or better
Once you have met the minimum entrance requirements listed above you are eligible to formally submit your application to the program (see below). Students are accepted to the program each semester in May and December based on academic performance in regards to the requirements listed above.
NOTE: As a Pre-Construction Management student, you won’t be able to take any CON classes (besides CON101) until you are fully accepted to the CM major.
B.S. in Construction Management For Current Pre-CM and CM Students
Application Process for Admission to the Construction Management Program
Application process for admission to the Construction Management program:
- Complete the Qualtrics survey, which was sent to your CSU email, prior to the Friday of finals week by noon.
If you have any questions please contact the CM Advising Office at email@example.com.
Construction Management Prerequisite Policy
- The Department of Construction Management strictly enforces the following Prerequisite Policy: Students must complete and pass prerequisite courses before moving to subsequent courses. At the conclusion of each semester, the CSU system will verify that all prerequisites for registered courses have been successfully passed. If a student does not complete a prerequisite course, either because they did not pass, received a grade of “I” or dropped the course, he/she will be automatically dropped from the course for which the previous course was a prerequisite
- It’s your responsibility to ensure that you have met all prerequisite requirements before enrolling in subsequent courses.