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Construction Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Chico, CA, United States
U.S. construction is one of the largest industries in the U.S. indeed in the world. The sheer size of the industry, as well as the sophistication and cost of modern construction operations requires managers who possess a high level of construction knowledge and skill. The Construction Management program is offered at California State University Chico.
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Overview

Chico State University’s Construction Management (CM) Program, established in 1977, became a Bachelor of Science degree fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) in 1987. Today Chico State’s BSCM degree is the largest CM program in California and one of the largest in the country. The construction industry continues to aggressively recruit our graduates, and to provide financial support of our program. Statistics indicate that CM graduates are some of the most heavily recruited graduates from the university. The achievements of our alumni within the industry, the many regional and national awards won by our undergraduates, and the impressive performance of CM students during internships and summer employment are evidence of the program’s success.

The CM faculty

Since its inception, the Department of Construction Management has hired faculty with a beneficial blend of academic preparation, successful teaching experience at the college and/or university level, and most importantly significant experience managing construction operations. Construction companies that routinely recruit and hire our graduates tell us that this deep personal experience managing construction operations and companies translates to quality graduates able to provide superior performance.

The CM Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree curriculum focuses on providing a broad base of knowledge and skills targeted toward the management of construction operations.

Particular emphasis is on project estimating, CPM scheduling, cost control, legal aspects, and construction operations at the project and company level. The CM courses provide students with simulated management experience utilizing actual contract plans and specifications for building, heavy/civil, electrical, and mechanical construction projects. To obtain this degree, students complete a 120-unit blend of selected construction management courses plus an appropriate complement of business, law, math, science, and other University general education courses.

The CM Career Outlook

Chico State Construction Management graduates historically experience an extraordinarily bright career horizon immediately upon graduation. Virtually all CM students are aggressively recruited by both local and nationally based construction companies of all types and sizes. One-third of the largest 50 construction companies in the nation recruit Chico State CM graduates for full-time career-track positions and undergraduates for internships.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • General Chemistry for Applied Sciences
  • Concepts of Construction
  • Construction Graphics
  • Construction Materials and Systems
  • Analysis of Construction Drawings and Specifications
  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems
  • Principles of Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Principles of Microeconomic Analysis
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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    6

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    500

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  • Minimum required score:

    47

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General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);
  • Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7864 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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