Construction Management BS Degree
Build a Dynamic Career in the Construction Industry
With approximately 7 million employees, construction is the largest industry in the United States. When you earn a bachelor’s degree in construction management from The University of Texas at Tyler, you are prepared to take the helm of a large-scale construction project, handling planning, coordination and supervision.
- Complete a hands-on program that provides the practical and managerial knowledge needed to succeed on an actual construction project.
- Study construction management, a specialized discipline offered at few universities anywhere in the world.
UT Tyler construction management graduates are well-equipped for professional careers and leadership roles in construction and construction-related industries.
Bachelor’s in Construction Management: Practical Training for the Real-World.
- Prepare to manage multimillion-dollar projects in high-production housing, commercial construction, or in major civil or industrial construction.
- Take classes in finance, management, marketing, economics and accounting to master the business side of construction management.
- Gain the ability to motivate teams, facilitate subcontractors and manage equipment and materials to produce a solid finished structure.
- Get hands-on experience through service-learning projects such as working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes.
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Career Outlook for Construction Management
The job prospects for construction managers are anticipated to grow by 16% through 2022. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics feels prospects are best for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in construction management or civil engineering, along with practical work experience in the construction field.
For more, go to Occupational Outlook Handbook - Construction Managers.
Marketable Skills for Construction Management Majors
To see construction management skills that are most sought after by employers in today's market, visit Marketable Skills for the College of Engineering.
Construction Management Courses: Experiential. Multi-Faceted.
Construction Materials and Methods
Study materials, methods and sequences of the construction process, with an emphasis on design, specification, purchase and use of concrete, steel, masonry and wood.
Soils and Foundations in Construction
Get an introduction to soil types found on construction projects; properties and classification of soil, embankment control, dewatering, excavation supports, foundations, piers and pilings.
Learn about construction project management scheduling.
Topics include project selection and scheduling, use of estimates to predict the schedule, scheduling subcontracting, cost controls, project documentation, construction bonds, insurance, payments and the elements of closeout.
Develop professional communication skills through student-prepared multi-media presentations.