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Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Online


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.

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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.

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

Prepare for a role in construction management such as:

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

Projected Salary:

Median Salary for graduates of this degree is $98,890/year per the Bureau of Labor Statistics National 2021 median pay.

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

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 in the total tuition.

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Tuition Per Credit Hour $269
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Tuition Per Course $807

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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.

Next Start & Application Due Dates:

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2022 7 wk 08/23/2022 10/07/2022 08/08/2022 08/12/2022 08/18/2022 08/19/2022 09/24/2022
7 wk 10/17/2022 12/09/2022 10/03/2022 10/07/2022 10/13/2022 10/14/2022 11/26/2022
Spring 2023 7 wk 01/10/2023 02/24/2023 12/14/2022 12/16/2022 01/05/2023 01/06/2023 02/10/2023
7 wk 03/06/2023 04/28/2023 02/20/2023 02/24/2023 03/02/2023 03/03/2023 04/15/2023
Summer 2023 5 wk 05/30/2023 06/30/2023 05/15/2023 05/19/2023 05/25/2023 05/26/2023 06/16/2023
5 wk 07/03/2023 08/04/2023 06/19/2023 06/23/2023 06/29/2023 06/30/2023 07/21/2023
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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.

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

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.

Additional Information

Students who have attended any other institution of higher education must meet the following requirements.

For students who have:

  • Fewer than 12 college hours: Submit official final high school transcript and official test scores.
  • 13 - 23 college hours: Have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts and official test scores.
  • 24 or more college hours: Have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts.

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.

These courses must be taken to complete your degree.

ACCT 2033: Introduction to Financial Accounting

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.

CM 3003: Construction Physics

Duration: 7 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. Prerequisite, C or better in MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.

CM 3013: Green Construction

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.

CM 3023: Strategic Bidding and Estimating

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.

CM 3033: Architectural CAD

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.

CM 3043: Structural Blueprints

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.

CM 3053: Building Information Modeling

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.

CM 4003: Construction Management Design 1

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Multidisciplinary group work on a design problem from conceptualization through selection of best alternative. A project proposal is required. Prerequisite, C or better in MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.

CM 4013: Construction Management Design 2

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.

CM 4023: Materials and Methods for Construction

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.

CM 4063: Construction Management Internship

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Practical experience in construction management. Evaluation and reports required. Prerequisite, Program Director approval.

EGRM 3003: Technical Entrepreneurship

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Perspectives at the political, social and personal levels for engineers dealing with entrepreneurship and innovation. Project required.

EGRM 3013: Project Management and Practice

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.

EGRM 4023: Engineering Management 1

Duration: 7 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. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.

EGRM 4033: Value Engineering Systems

Duration: 7 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. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.

EGRM 4043: Logistics and Supply Chain

Duration: 7 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. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.

EGRM 4053: Technical Human Resource Management for Engineers

Duration: 7 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. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.

EGRM 4073: Facilities Management Systems

Duration: 7 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. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 2143 or MATH 2204.

LAW 2023: Legal Environment of Business

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.

MATH 2143: Business Calculus

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.

MGMT 3123: Principles of Management

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.

TECH 3773: Statistics

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.

TECH 3863: Industrial Safety

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.

TECH 4813: Operations Systems Research

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.

TECH 4823: Quality Assurance

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 or TECH 2883.

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

UC 1013: Making Connections

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.

Departmental Option

This 3-hour course for the degree plan is chosen by the department, not the individual student.

COMS 1203: Oral Communication

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.

Communication Requirement:

Students must complete 6 credit hours of the following courses.

ENG 1003: Composition I

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.

ENG 1013: Composition II

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.

Mathematics Requirement:

Students must complete 3 credit hours of either College Algebra or any higher-level mathematics course for which College Algebra is a prerequisite.

MATH 1023: College Algebra

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.

Arts and Humanities Requirement:

Students must complete 6 credit hours of Arts and Humanities courses.

ENG 2003: Introduction to World Literature I

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.

ENG 2013: Introduction to World Literature II

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.

MUS 2503: Fine Arts – Music

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal musical training or experience. A study of musical styles and composers and their cultural and historical contexts.

Social Sciences Requirement:

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.

HIST 2763: The United States to 1876

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

United States history. Social, economic, and political developments from Columbus to the end of Reconstruction.

HIST 2773: The United States Since 1876

Duration: Varies  |  Credit Hours: 3

The social, economic and political developments Social, economic, and political developments from Reconstruction to the present. Fall, Spring, Summer.

POSC 2103: Introduction to US Government

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.

SOC 2213: Principles of Sociology

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Human society and social behavior.

PSY 2013: Introduction to Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Study of the important scientific, principles of individual human behavior from biological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives.

ECON 2313: Principles of Macroeconomics

Duration: 7 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.

ECON 2323: Principles of Microeconomics

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.

Life Science Requirement:

Students must complete 4 credit hours of Life Science courses, including one course and one lab.

BIO 1003: Biological Science

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.

BIO 1001: Biological Science Lab

Duration: 7 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.

Physical Sciences Requirement:

Students must complete 4 credit hours of Physical Science courses, including one course and one lab.

CHEM 1043: Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry I

Duration: Varies  |  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, Summer.

CHEM 1041: Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry Lab

Duration: Varies  |  Credit Hours: 1

Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall, Summer.

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