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BS in Construction Science and Management (BS/CSM/BUS)

Bachelor of Science
Major in Construction Science and Management

(Minimum required: 127 semester hours)

2012-2014 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG (with Fall 2013 Addendum Edits)

The online version of the 2012-2014 Catalog has been updated and differs from the printed version.

    All changes that are effective Fall 2012 are shown in green.
    All changes that are effective Spring 2013 are shown in blue.
    All changes that are effective Fall 2013 are shown in red.
    All changes that are effective Spring 2014 are shown in purple.


Name Email
Hager, Cassandrea ch18@txstate.edu
Lee, Soon-Jae "Jeff" sl31@txstate.edu
Sharma, Vivek vs23@txstate.edu
Spencer, BJ bjspencer@txstate.edu
Talley, Kimberly kgt5@txstate.edu
Winek, Gary (Construction Program Coordinator) gw04@txstate.edu

Construction Advisors

Construction advisors are assigned to students based on the last two digits of their student number. Below listed are the construction advisors and their room number in the RFMitte Building:

Advisor Last 2 Numbers Room
Dr. Cassandrea Hager (00-20) 2221
Dr. Soon-Jae Lee (21-37) 2213
Mr. Vivek Sharma (38-59) 4215
Ms. B.J. Spencer (60-80) 4242
Dr. Kimberly Talley (81-99) 4245

Pre-Construction Curriculum (30 hours)

All students desiring to enter the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Construction Science management are required to enter a Pre-Construction curriculum. This Pre-Construction Curriculum requires prospective construction majors to complete the following courses maintaining a 2.5 major GPA in these courses with no grade less than a "C".

CSM 1260 Introduction to the Construction and Concrete Industry
CSM 2313 Fundamentals of Architectural Problem-Solving and Design
CSM 2342 Construction Materials and Processes
CSM 2360 Residential Construction Systems
MATH 2417 Pre-CalCulus
MATH 2328 Elementary Statistics
CHEM 1341 & 1141 General Chemistry I
PHYS 1315 & 1115 General Physics I
PHYS 1325 & 1125 General Physics II

Bachelor of Science
Major in Construction Science and Management (127 hours)

The above 30 Pre-Construction Curricula courses must be completed before a student can enroll in the following Construction Courses:

CSM 2160 - Introduction to Construction Surveying
CSM 3360 - Structural Analysis (TECH 2351 prerequisite)
CSM 3361 - Commercial Building Construction Systems
CSM 3363 - Heavy, Civil, and Highway Construction Systems
CSM 3366 - Soils and Foundations (TECH 2351 prerequisite)
CSM 3367 - Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems
CSM 4360 - Construction Contract Administration
CSM 4361 - Construction Estimating
CSM 4364 - Construction Project Management and Scheduling
CSM 4368 - Environmentally Conscious Design and Construction
CSM 4369 - Construction Contracts, Liability and Ethics

NOTE: Students can still take all their General Education courses, Business Minor courses and TECH courses that do not require the Pre-Construction Curricula such as TECH 2351 and TECH 4380. It is highly recommended that CSM students see their Advisors before they register for classes to be sure they are taking their courses in the proper order.