Construction Management (B.S.)

Description

The University offers a fully on-line bachelor of science (B.S.) in construction management. The program combines education and experience in both technical and managerial skills to prepare students for leadership roles in the construction profession. With its comprehensive, management-oriented focus, the program helps students understand the impact of construction on the environment and society and prepares students to be leaders in this exciting field.

  • The online bachelor's degree in construction management includes an 81-credit major plus 39 credits of foundational studies (general education) for a total of 120 credits. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.
  • The program provides instruction in: building design and planning; environmental control systems; principles of quality concrete and the proper techniques used in the field; project management, including construction costs, budgets, bids, critical path scheduling, inspection, manpower utilization, and cost control; theories of forces in building structures; and use of tapes, levels, and transits to layout structures, determine elevations, and locate boundaries.
  • Courses in the online degree in construction management are developed and taught by full-time professors who have work experience in the field. Students gain real-world experience through participation in the internship course, which provides actual work experience.
  • The program can be completed in four years (full time) if the student follows this program of study. Students also have the option of part-time study.
  • The Construction Management Program is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to students residing in countries other than Canada and the United States (including U.S. Territories). The exceptions are U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Technology Requirements

All students enrolled in the Construction Management Program must have access to a Windows computer. Mac users will need to install Windows on the Mac. Some applications in the Program only run in the Windows operating system. This is nonnegotiable.

Required Courses

Careers

Our graduates obtain careers in entry-level management positions in the areas of field supervision, estimating, planning, scheduling, expediting, quality control, and project administration.

The typical placement rate of graduates is 90% within one to three months of graduation, as long as the student is willing to be a bit mobile and relocate. Many receive multiple job offers for a variety of positions, including:

  • Project engineer
  • Project manager
  • Safety manager
  • Scheduler
  • Superintendent
  • Estimator

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the College of Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345
IndianaStateOnline@indstate.edu

 

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.