The Construction Management program offers exciting educational experiences that prepare you for a career as a professional constructor. You will receive education and course work in all aspects of construction from planning and scheduling to materials and structures. The program will provide you with theoretical and practical learning experiences in both classroom and laboratory environments. Graduates are competent in planning, scheduling, estimating, project management and many other skills necessary for a construction professional.
Indiana State University’s Construction Management major provides instruction on:
Course work leads to a Bachelor of Science degree.
The Construction Management program offers flexibility and a variety of options. Your instruction will be by full-time professors who have actual work experience in the field. The department offers small class sizes, which allow for individual attention, as well as modern laboratories for a variety of hands-on experiences.
You will gain real-world experience through the department’s cooperative education agreements with industry. Participation in the co-op/internship program, which combines on-campus study with actual work experience off campus, will enhance your education. Students are often offered full-time employment by the partnership company after graduation.
Core courses include:
Student chapters of the Associated General Contractors of America, The Home Builders Association, and the Construction Club are involved in a number of activities including field trips to construction sites and attendance at professional meetings and seminars. These groups also sponsor guest speakers for local student chapter meetings and make available a number of competitive scholarships.
As a graduate of the Construction Management program you will find career opportunities 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 100 percent within one month of graduation, with more than half receiving multiple job offers. The average starting salary for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in construction management is $45,000 (based on a five-year average of starting salaries as reported to the University’s Career Center and the department between 1999 and 2003).