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BS - Construction Science and Management (CSM)

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CSM Degree Flowcharts 

Select your correct catalog year's flowchart to use as you schedule your next courses.  The flowchart graphically displays all required courses with prerequisites shown. 

Pre-Construction Minimum Grade Requirements:

The 30-hour Pre-Construction curriculum requires a grade of a "C" or higher in, along with earning at least a 2.5 overall GPA.  If you are in your last Pre-Construction course(s) and you apply to matriculate to the full CSM major, you will be allowed to pre-register for advanced CSM courses for the next semester.  However, if you do not meet the individual course grade requirement of a "C" or higher grade or the overall 2.5 GPA for the 30 hours of Pre-Construction courses, you will be dropped from all advanced CSM courses after grades are posted for that semester.

Matriculation Application:

The application to matriculate to the full CSM major is on ePortfolio:   https://eportfolio.its.txstate.edu/

ePortfolio Application Directions:

https://eportfolio.its.txstate.edu/user-guides/student-tutorials/applications/create-complete-application.html

 

Timelines for the Matriculation Application:

Spring Semester 

  • February 15th - Matriculation Applications open on ePortfolio with the review beginning March 1st.

Fall Semester

  • September 15th - Matriculation Applications open on ePortfolio  with review beginning October 1st.

Failure to submit the Matriculation Application will result in NOT being able to register for any advanced level CSM courses.

The construction industry is the largest production industry in the United States, with expenditures exceeding $750 billion per year.  In fact, 6% of the population is directly employed in construction, with another 6% employed by companies that support construction.  The industry is characterized by rapid growth and continuous technological changes as new materials, building techniques and increasingly sophisticated projects are designed and built.  The key professional in this industry is the constructor, or construction manager, who is the trained professional who manages a project from start to finish on time and within budget.  The Construction Science and Management (CSM) Program is specifically designed to prepare you for this field.

CSM Brochure

Current Catalog

2020-2021 Catalog Major in Construction Science & Management

CSM FACULTY

Name Email
Mr. John Casstevens jdc433@txstate.edu
Mr. Will Holder fwh10@txstate.edu
Dr. Soon-Jae Lee sl31@txstate.edu
Dr. Selen Karasulu selen.karasulu@txstate.edu
Dr. Hyunhwan Kim k_h82@txstate.edu
Dr. Krishna Kisi kpkisi@txstate.edu
Dr. BJ Spencer, CSM Program Coordinator bjspencer@txstate.edu
Dr. Kimberly Talley kgt5@txstate.edu
Dr. Gary Winek gw04@txstate.edu

CSM Advisors

CSM advisors are assigned to students based on the last two digits of their student ID number.  It is highly recommended that CSM students see their CSM advisors before they register for classes to be sure they are taking their courses in the proper order.

Advisor Last 2 Numbers Room
Mr. Will Holder (00-19) RFM 2240G
Dr. Soon-Jae Lee (20-39) RFM 2213
Dr. Gary Winek (40-59) RFM 2240D
Dr. B.J. Spencer (60-79) RFM 4245
Dr. Kimberly Talley (80-99) RFM 4244

Pre-Construction Curriculum

All students declaring the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Construction Science and Management (CSM) first enter the degree through a Pre-Undergraduate Degree Program in CSM, commonly referred to as Pre-Construction.  Once the student has successfully completed the required 30 hours of Pre-Construction coursework (per the table below), or is in the semester in which they are completing their remaining Pre-Construction course(s), they can apply to matriculate into the full CSM major.  After matriculation, students' degree designations in their degree audits is changed from "Pre-Undergraduate Degree Program" to a "Bachelor of Science".

Course Title
CSM 1260 Introduction to the Construction and Concrete Industry
CSM 2313 Fundamentals of Architectural Problem-Solving and Design
CSM 2342 Construction Materials and Processes
TECH 2351 Statics and Strengths of Materials
MATH 2417 Pre-Calculus
MATH 2328 Elementary Statistics
CHEM 1335 & 1141 Engineering Chemistry and Lab
PHYS 1315 & 1115 General Physics I and Lab
PHYS 1325 & 1125 General Physics II and Lab

Upper Division Courses in Construction Science and Management

Students must matriculate into the full CSM Major before enrolling in the following Construction Courses:

Course Title
CSM 2160 Introduction to Construction Surveying
CSM 2360 Residential Construction Systems
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 Senior Construction Management Capstone
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 select CSM courses that do not require the Pre-Construction Curricula such as CSM 4313 Advanced Architectural Design (CSM 2313 prerequisite) and CSM 4380 Construction Safety (Junior status required), and TECH 2190 Internship.