Construction Management (BS)


The University offers a bachelor of science (BS) in Construction Management.

The Construction Management program combines education and experience in both technical and managerial skills to prepare students for leadership roles in the construction profession. Laboratory and work experience supplement classroom lectures to provide practical and useful skills.

With its comprehensive, management-oriented focus, the program helps students understand the impact of construction on the environment and on society and prepares students to be leaders in this exciting field.

The program provides instruction in the following areas:

  • 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
  • Use of tapes, levels, and transits to layout structures, determine elevations, and locate boundaries

Coursework includes studies related to the following topics—plus an internship.

  • Architectural drawing
  • Computer applications
  • Computer drawing applications
  • Construction inspections and quality
  • Construction management
  • Construction methods and materials
  • Construction safety
  • Construction scheduling
  • Construction specifications and contract documents
  • Design of temporary structures
  • Electrical construction
  • Environmental and mechanical systems for buildings
  • Estimating and cost analysis
  • Plane surveying
  • Soil analysis and testing
  • Statics
  • Strength of building materials
  • Supervision

In addition, students complete the University's Foundational Studies program, which provides the knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills.

Students gain real-world experience through participation in the internship program, which requires actual work experience. Students are often offered full-time employment by the partnership company upon graduation.

Courses in the major are taught by full-time professors and industry partners who have work experience in the field. The department offers small class sizes, which allow for individual attention. The program is located in the Department of Built Environment in the Technology Annex building with state-of-the-art laboratories. The Department of Built Environment includes the following programs: Architectural Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Safety Management, and Interior Architectural Design.

Extracurricular activities are encouraged. Three student organizations that offer opportunities for leadership and learning outside of the classroom are the Construction Club (student chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association - NECA), Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), and Sigma Lambda Chi (the honorary society for construction). These organizations sponsor fund-raising and charitable activities. These activities allow students to practice their management skills, contribute to their community, and to have fun. The Associated Schools of Construction sponsors student competitions with other construction programs which provides students with realistic projects and work experience.

Special Note: The Construction Management program is offered on the Terre Haute campus. The program is also offered via online learning.

Technology Requirements

All students enrolled in the online 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.

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Required Courses


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 very high within one to three months of graduation. The placement potential typically increases signficiantly if 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

Listed below are a few of the employers who hire our graduates:

  • CDI, Inc.
  • C.H. Garmong & Sons, Inc.
  • C.P. Morgan
  • Centex Homes, Inc.
  • E & B Paving Incorporated
  • F. A. Wilhelm Construction
  • Hannig Construction, Inc.
  • Hensel Phelps
  • Hunt Construction Group, Inc.
  • Keymark Construction and Development
  • Milestone Contractors
  • Rieth-Riley Construction Company Incorporated
  • Shiel Sexton
  • Taylor Brothers Construction Company
  • Thompson Thrift
  • Turner Construction
  • Walsh Construction
  • Weddle Brothers Construction Co.
  • White Construction

In addition, the Construction Management program at Indiana State University is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. >> View the ACCE Public Information 2016-Present.

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 Bailey College of Engineering and Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Built Environment
Bailey College of Engineering and Technology
Indiana State University


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.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Built Environment
Bailey College of Engineering and Technology
Indiana State University