The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with an area of study in Construction is designed for those working in the construction industry. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. The degree is a 120-credit program.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 16
  • TES-100 Cornerstone: Lifelong Learning Strategies
II. Area of Study: Construction 45
A. Statics 3
B. Strength of Materials 3
C. Soil Mechanics/Hydraulics/Fluid Mechanics 3
D. Construction Methods and Materials
  • Construction Techniques
  • Construction Methods and Practices
  • Heavy Construction
  • Energy Efficiency Audits
  • Green Technology Applications
E. Structural Mechanics
  • Foundations/Structural Design/Analysis
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Wood Construction
F. Construction Codes and Specifications 3
G. Construction Estimating 3
H. Construction Management
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Engineering Economy
  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Operations
  • Project Management
  • Construction Labor
I. Graphics and CAD 3
J. Surveying 3
K. Construction Electives
  • HVAC Systems
  • Building Systems (Electrical/Mechanical)
  • Building Codes
  • Historic Preservation & Rehabilitation
  • Other Related Courses
L. AST: Current Trends & Applications 3
III. Electives 15
Total 120
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students whose areas of study are not complete at the time of enrollment either use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or classroom work to complete their areas of study.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

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