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


Bachelor of Science
Major in Construction Science and Management

(Minimum required: 120 semester hours)



Name Email
Hager, Cassandrea
Lee, Soon-Jae "Jeff"
Sharma, Vivek
Spencer, BJ
Talley, Kimberly
Winek, Gary (Construction Program Coordinator)

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 (00-19) 2221
Dr. Soon-Jae Lee (20-37) 2213
Mr. Vivek Sharma (38-57) 4215
Ms. B.J. Spencer (58-78) 4242
Dr. Kimberly Talley (79-99) 4245

Pre-Construction Curriculum (30 hours)

All students desiring to enter the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Construction Science and 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". These courses must be successfully completed before the student can enroll in advanced Construction Science and Management (CSM) courses. Students are stongly advised to see their advisor to properly sequence these courses.

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 and Lab
PHYS 1315 & 1115 General Physics I and Lab
PHYS 1325 & 1125 General Physics II and Lab

Bachelor of Science
Major in Construction Science and Management (120 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
TECH 2190 Industrial Internship

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 Statics and Strength of Materials (Phys 1315 & 1115 prerequisite), TECH 4313 Advanded Architectural Design (TECH 2313 prerequisite) and TECH 4380 Industrial Safety (Junior status required). 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.

NEW for Fall 2014 Catalog: TECH 2190 Industrial Internship (This replaces TECH 4390. Students must have completed 45 hours minimum including Pre-Construction Curriculum). Any student in Fall 2013 or earlier catalogs must take the TECH 4390.