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Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Online


Diversify your business and leadership proficiencies with this online construction management degree program. Enhance your credentials by participating in a hands-on internship and creating portfolio-worthy projects that will make you stand out.

Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24
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Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24

Program Overview


Our 100% online construction management degree in a nutshell

Join a booming industry with high earning potential with an online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Arkansas State University. With more construction companies requiring current and prospective employees to have a bachelor’s degree, it makes good career sense to earn yours now.

In this 100% online construction management degree program—the first one of its kind in Arkansas—you will diversify your knowledge from engineering and architecture to business and leadership. Acquire in-demand industry proficiencies in structural blueprint reading, project bidding and estimates, CAD (computer aided design) software, and Rivet. Examine green construction from a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified professor. Apply your knowledge by creating construction designs and proposals that can be used in your professional portfolio.

You will further enhance your credentials with practical experience in construction management, materials, basic engineering and design through a program internship. A-State also has the ability to help you with career advancement once you graduate.

Prepare for a role in construction management such as:

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Commercial Foreman
  • Senior Estimator
  • Facilities Manager
  • Project Superintendent
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Commercial Foreman
  • Senior Estimator
  • Facilities Manager
  • Project Superintendent

In this 100% online bachelor’s in construction management, gain the industry-relevant skills that employers seek:

  • Efficient management of building projects
  • Proficiency in technology like CAD and Rivet
  • Knowledge of modeling and design principles
  • Understanding of construction materials and resources needed for projects
  • Fundamental comprehension of the U.S. legal system as it pertains to the construction industry
  • Insight into innovative changes in the industry
  • Efficient management of building projects
  • Proficiency in technology like CAD and Rivet
  • Knowledge of modeling and design principles
  • Understanding of construction materials and resources needed for projects
  • Fundamental comprehension of the U.S. legal system as it pertains to the construction industry
  • Insight into innovative changes in the industry

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of undergraduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online undergraduate programs.

Per Credit Tuition: $276
Transfer Credits: Up to 90 hours
Credit Hours 120
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Tuition


Affordable tuition and financial aid for those who qualify

A-State's online programs are affordable and convenient. You may also qualify for financial aid. Learn more.

The B.S. in Construction Management online program offers the same low, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $276
Tuition Per Course: $828

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Use our Tuition Estimator to see how affordable your degree could be. Slide the notch to the number of credits you've already earned—which may qualify for transfer credit—to get an estimate of what your degree might cost.

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You may be closer to Graduation than you think!

A-State-approved credit for prior learning recognizes your previous accomplishments, reducing your tuition costs and time to graduation.

Calendar


Remember these important dates

Our B.S. in Construction Management is a flexible online program featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 6/18/24
Start Class 7/2/24

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Admissions


Let's get started on your journey to a B.S. in Construction Management

Arkansas State University has a streamlined admission process that makes it easy for you to enroll in the B.S. in Construction Management online program. Enrollment specialists are available to walk you through the admission process, so you will be able to complete your application quickly.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA for transferring credits

There are several paths to admittance at A-State:

  • If you have 13 or more transferrable college credit hours, you would be admitted if you have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been out of high school for five years or more, you would be admitted if you:
    • Have a high school diploma or state-approved equivalent
    • Have completed 12 or fewer earned college hours
    • Have never enrolled as a student at A-State
    Note: If you’re admitted as non-traditional first-time freshman, you may be required to successfully complete a predesignated curriculum of 12 hours (Certificate or Non-Degree). Upon successful completion, you will be transitioned to a degree seeking program.
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been in high school within the last 5 years, you would be admitted if you have one of the following:
    • 3.0 cumulative high school grad point average (or GED test score equivalent), OR
    • 19 minimum ACT super score or minimum 990 combined SAT super score, OR
    • Class rank in the top 20% of your graduating class

​Application Submission Requirements

Submitting your application takes three easy steps: filling out the application, submitting your documents and paying the application fee.

  1. When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps on the online application.
  2. Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit all official college transcripts.
  4. Submit official high school transcripts (if applicable).
  5. Submit official ACT/ SAT test scores (if applicable).

Note: If you have 0-12 transferrable college hours, test scores will still need to be submitted for reporting purposes to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE); however, they are not needed for an admission decision. Accuplacer test scores are an acceptable alternative to ACT/SAT scores.

If you have any questions along the way, call us at 866-621-8096 and we’ll be happy to help answer questions.

Document Submission Address

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Learn more about the courses in your construction management program

To earn your Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 38 credit hours of general education courses, 75 credit hours of major courses, and 7 credit hours of electives. You can finish faster by transferring previously earned credit hours. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

These courses must be taken to complete your degree.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to accounting and the accounting cycle includes focus on basic accounting and reporting for merchandising and service-oriented business organizations. Primary emphasis is on accounting principles applicable to measuring assets, liabilities, owners' equity and income. Special measurement problems for partnerships and corporations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the fundamental principles underlying classical physics and modern physics and the applications of those principles in construction and engineering. This course may be taken as a co-requisite with MATH 2143 or MATH 2204, or it would be taken after earning a C or better in the prerequisite of MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Overview of design and construction delivery systems for high performance green buildings; relevant criteria and established guidelines; green standards; high performance green buildings and sustainability; vocabulary associated with sustainability and green buildings; physical limitations of materials.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and practice of construction project bidding and estimating. Review of all bid-preparation activities from a contractor’s organization from the initial decisions on project selection and receipt of drawings and specifications, through the estimating process and necessary follow-up actions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to principles of graphic tools and CAD systems in architecture and construction fields. Application of CAD in creation of floor plans, foundation plans, roof design, section details, and elevation drawings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic principles of print reading. Topics include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, and notes. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic prints and visualize the features of a part or system. Prerequisite, C or better in CM 3033.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Utilizing basic functions of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for residential and commercial construction. During the course, students will examine geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, quantities, and properties of building components. Prerequisite, C or better in CM 3033.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Multidisciplinary group work on a design problem from conceptualization through selection of best alternative. A project proposal is required. This course may be taken as a co-requisite with MATH 2143 or MATH 2204, or it would be taken after earning a C or better in the prerequisite of MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Group work to complete final design and testing aspects of a senior design project. A public oral presentation is required. Prerequisite, C or better in CM 4003.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to specifications, standards, codes, quality control, and quantity survey as they pertain to the execution of selected construction materials. Topics include site work, concrete, masonry, steel, rough and finish carpentry, thermal and moisture protection, doors, windows, finishes, and specialties. Prerequisite, C or better in CM 3003.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Practical experience in construction management. Evaluation and reports required. Prerequisite, Program Director approval.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Perspectives at the political, social, and personal levels for engineers dealing with entrepreneurship and innovation. Project required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The identification, selection, and planning of projects, including structure, work breakdown structures (WBS), scheduling, PERT/Gantt charts, critical path method (CPM), budgeting, decision analysis, risk management, and the monitoring and control of projects.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The essentials of management that are pertinent to practicing managers are emphasized. The theory, principles, and techniques are presented as an art and applying the science of the underlying organized knowledge of management to the realities of situations. This course may be taken as a co-requisite with MATH 2143 or MATH 2204, or it would be taken after earning a C or better in the prerequisite of MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of techniques which maximize the value of products, processes, construction, or services. Topics covered include functional analysis, functional costing, generation of alternative designs, evaluation of alternative designs, lifecycle cost analysis, proposal preparation, and presentations. This course may be taken as a co-requisite with MATH 2143 or MATH 2204, or it would be taken after earning a C or better in the prerequisite of MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Topics of logistics operations in transportation, concepts of facilities and methods used in supply chain. Third party logistics, fleet management, physical distribution and a number of other concepts are introduced. This course may be taken as a co-requisite with MATH 2143 or MATH 2204, or it would be taken after earning a C or better in the prerequisite of MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of human resource management in an organization, including human resource leadership, recruitment strategies, equal employment selection, employee retention and turnover, performance management, employment law, diversity, and global talent management. This course may be taken as a co-requisite with MATH 2143 or MATH 2204, or it would be taken after earning a C or better in the prerequisite of MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Methods of designing new facilities and expanding or renovating existing facilities. Planning facility layout, facility location, and activities are presented. Topics such as analysis of workspace, workflow, material handling systems, facility planning data collection methods, and process flow-charting are covered. This course may be taken as a co-requisite with MATH 2143 or MATH 2204, or it would be taken after earning a C or better in the prerequisite of MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the fundamental elements of the Anglo American legal system and its common law origins. The scope of the course will include the application and operation of the legal system in the remedy of business disputes, the development and operation of the court system, and the regulation of American business and industry by the United States government.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course looks at exponential functions, mathematics of finance, systems of linear equations, linear inequalities and linear programming, limits, derivatives, and integrals, business calculus applications including marginal analysis, extrema and concavity of functions of one and several variables.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of foundational management principles, including internal and external assessment and planning, organization structure and design, leadership and motivation, and decision and control processes.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic concepts and methods of statistics in a technical environment, including descriptive statistics, significant tests, estimation, sampling and correlation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction of the basic concepts of safety and health. Topics include the role of the safety professional, social, legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as the concepts of hazard recognition, evaluation and control.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Quantitative techniques for decision making, break even analysis, economic models, Gaussian distributions, inventory control, production models, and mathematical programming. Prerequisite: MATH 1023.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The principles and practices of quality in manufactured products. Familiarization with industrial methods and equipment used in quality assessment. Basic topics include histograms, Pareto diagrams, control charts, acceptance sampling, process capability, cause and effect diagrams, reliability, visual inspection, and the relationship between quality and cost. Prerequisite: TECH 3773.

You must complete 7 credit hours of electives to satisfy the 120 credit hours required for this program, and they must be 3000 or 4000 level courses to ensure the upper-level minimum requirement needed for a bachelor's degree at A-State is met. Courses must be chosen with the assistance of an advisor and per your degree plan. Electives can come from any courses offered as long as prerequisites are met.

You must take the following courses.

First-year course: Students must take the following Making Connections online course. If you transfer in more than 12 credit hours, you will not be required to take the Making Connections course. You may replace that 3-hour course with a 3-hour elective course.

First-year course (3 hours)
UC 1013

Departmental (3 hours)
COMS 1203

Communication Requirement (6 hours)
ENG 1003
ENG 1013

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)
Students must take MATH 1023 or any MATH course that requires MATH 1023 as prerequisite.

Arts and Humanities Requirement (6 hours)
MUS 2503
ENG 2003
ENG 2013

Social Sciences Requirement (9 hours)
Students must complete 12 credit hours of Social Sciences courses. You must take ECON 2313 and ECON 2323. At least one course must be selected from POSC 2103, HIST 2763 or HIST 2773.

Life Science Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete BIO 1003 with BIO 1001 lab.

Physical Sciences Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete CHEM 1043 with CHEM 1041 lab.

Course Descriptions

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Laboratory, must be taken with BIO 1003. There will be a fee when purchasing the LabKit. Please visit the tuition and fees page for pricing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The major characteristics and processes of life emphasizing the human organism. Promotes understanding of diversity and unity among living organisms with focus on ecological interactions and responsibilities of people within their social and natural environment. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Must be taken with BIO 1001.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall only.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to selected fundamental concepts including dimensional analysis, mole concept, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, intermolecular interactions, gases, mixtures, kinetics, equilibrium and acid base chemistry. Fall only.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups, and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines national income accounting, inflation and unemployment, competing theories of national income, fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy, and international trade.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles of resource allocation, supply and demand, consumer behavior, costs of production, the competitive model, oligopoly, and factor markets are examined.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study and practice of fundamentals of written communication, including principles of grammar, punctuation, spelling, organization, and careful analytical reading. Prerequisite, with grade of C or better, for ENG 1013.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continues the practice of ENG 1003 to develop further the skills learned in that course. Based on reading and discussion of various types of writing, the students’ essays will provide practice in different kinds of rhetorical development, including research and documentation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from early civilizations through the Renaissance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from the Renaissance to the present.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
United States history. Social, economic, and political developments from Columbus to the end of Reconstruction.
Duration: Varies Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The social, economic and political developments Social, economic, and political developments from Reconstruction to the present. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and miscellaneous topics. No credit given if taken following MATH 1054.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal training or experience. By exploring the history of Western Art music, learners will begin to connect the development of music with the changing of society and culture.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
American politics. The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Required course for all first semester freshmen. Course content is centered around the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful ASU student, including academic performance, problem solving, critical thinking, self-management and group building skills, university policies and other relevant issues.

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