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College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

119 Van Deusen Hall
Tel: 330-672-2892
Fax: 330-672-2894


The Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management is a professional-service approach that applies effective management techniques and oversight to the building of construction projects. The major includes learning construction of a project from inception to completion, including emphasis on construction materials and methods to enable graduates to estimate costs, schedule work, oversee construction work site activities and manage projects. The presence of major construction companies and large architect/engineering firms in the region provides ample co-operative opportunities. The migration to green technology emphasis and increasingly sophisticated construction projects require stronger project management emphasis, making this program viable well into the future.

Career Opportunities

Employment of construction managers is projected to increase by 17 percent between 2010 and 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. National employment in 2010 was approximately 523,000, with nearly 86,600 new jobs expected to be created over between 2010 and 2020. Approximately two-thirds are self-employed, many as owners of general or specialty trade construction firms. Most salaried construction managers were employed in the construction industry—11 percent by specialty trade contractor businesses (for example, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical contractors),nine percent in nonresidential building construction, five percent in building equipment construction, five percent in residential building construction and four percent in heavy and civil engineering construction. Others were employed by architectural, engineering, and related services firms. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

Admission Requirements

General Admission for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.

General Admission for Transfer Students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for transfer students.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 2.000 GPA overall, 2.250 GPA in major, 121 total credit hours and 39 upper-division hours required for graduation.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Student Organizations

Construction Management Student Organization

Advanced Degree Programs

Technology (M.T.E.C.), Business Administration (M.B.A.)