Department of Construction Management

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Construction Management

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program prepares students for leadership and management roles in the rapidly expanding field of construction. It is the offspring of the marriage of the architecture, engineering, and business professions.

The construction management curriculum is a combination of architecture, engineering, and business courses. Students are given a blend of course work and real-life experience including academic work in the classroom, application of concepts in laboratory workshop, and cooperative education experiences with construction businesses. Students learn blueprint reading, building material properties, math, quantity take off, structural analysis, computer applications, cost estimating, scheduling, surveying, safety, contracts, problem solving, people and networking, management and leadership skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Project Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Estimators
  • Planners
  • Schedulers

Companies that employ our graduates

  • Turner Construction
  • Lathrop Company
  • Rudolph Libbe Companies
  • Cleveland Construction
  • Marous Brothers Construction
  • Kokosing Construction
  • Kiewit Corporation

Program Highlights

  • BGSU’s construction management program is one of only three in Ohio and 73 nationwide that is accredited by the ACCE.  
  • Students are required to have three co-ops. The construction management program maintains a strong connection with the industry for co-op opportunities and employment after graduation.
  • Job placement is at 100% after graduation.
  • The Student Construction Management Association (SCMA) is a student organization managed by construction management majors.

Construction Courses

  • Residential Construction
  • Construction Surveying
  • Building Information Modeling (BIN) for Construction
  • Structural Design
  • LEED and Lean Fundamentals
  • Safety and Health Management
  • Estimating and Cost Control
  • Construction Project Management
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Graduate Areas of Study

New scholarship opportunity!

The Owens Corning Building Opportunities Scholarship supports the recruitment and retention of students from historically marginalized groups interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees in Construction Management or Architecture and Environmental Design, and other majors in the building sciences field in BGSU’s School of the Built Environment.

Learn more or apply for the scholarship