A UT Tyler construction management major stands in front of a project in the field

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Project-Based, Real-World Training

Construction is a major contributor to the U.S. economy. The industry has more than 753,000 employers for more than 7.8 million employees, who build nearly $1.8 trillion worth of structures every year.

The University of Texas at Tyler’s Bachelor of Science in construction management prepares you to take the lead in this thriving industry. Through an engineering-rooted, hands-on program, you’ll be equipped to oversee the entire range of construction operations for commercial and residential projects from start to finish.

Why Major in Construction Management at UT Tyler?

Part of the only comprehensive engineering college in East Texas, our program rivals those at large institutions through opportunities, preparation and focus:

  • Nationally ranked: U.S. News & World Report named UT Tyler’s College of Engineering among the top 50 engineering programs in the U.S. For the second consecutive year, UT Tyler is the highest-ranked Texas public institution on the publication’s Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (no doctorate) list.
  • Nationally accredited: ​​The University of Texas at Tyler’s construction management program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. With ABET accreditation, students and employers can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.
  • A tailored curriculum: The curriculum, carefully designed by expert faculty members with input from industry leaders, meets the needs of students and future employers. You'll work with advanced technologies and software while learning the management and communication skills today’s effective leaders need.
  • Dedicated faculty: Our professors have extensive experience in the field and understand the construction industry’s current demands. Helping you step up to the challenge, our faculty get to know you in the program’s small classes and become invested in your academic and professional success.

Our program prepares students to manage any complex, high-value construction project from conception through completion, factoring in design, materials, deadlines and budgeting. To achieve this:

  • Coursework and hands-on opportunities prepare you to manage multimillion-dollar projects in high-production housing, commercial construction or major civil or industrial construction.
  • You’ll explore the business side of construction management through courses in finance, management, marketing, economics and accounting.
  • You’ll see what’s involved in motivating teams, collaborating with subcontractors and clients and managing equipment and materials to produce a completed structure.
  • You’ll learn to read and create architectural blueprints and get familiar with building codes and architectural specifications.
  • You’ll receive hands-on experience through service-learning projects, such as working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes, or by applying the principles of construction, engineering and business management to build a tiny house.
  • For students interested in expanding their business skills, knowledge from the bachelor’s degree in construction management lays the foundation to pursue an MBA at UT Tyler.

What You’ll Learn

Starting from your first year, you'll receive a solid, broad-based education covering structural design, mechanical and electrical systems, materials and methods, planning and cost estimating, procuring contracts and labor relations.

Among core curriculum courses are:

  • Business Law and Social Responsibility
  • Construction Materials and Methods
  • Geomatics
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Mathematics for Business and Economics
  • Physics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics

More advanced courses develop your expertise in:

  • Advanced Estimating
  • Commercial Construction
  • Construction Estimating
  • Construction Law and Ethics
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Fundamentals of Management

Juniors and seniors are eligible for a paid, off-campus construction management professional experience.

Construction Management Major Requirements

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management?

The field of construction management has a bright future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 8% growth in construction management-related occupations through 2031. The current annual median wage for construction managers is $98,890, and about 41,500 openings are projected each year, on average, in the next decade.

UT Tyler’s bachelor’s degree in construction management positions you for leadership. Prepare to direct multifaceted teams, schedule and budget projects through all stages, manage assets and subcontractors, build relationships with clients, and make decisions based on science, technology and engineering. Our graduates have started their careers with Turner Construction, Kiewit Construction and J.E. Dunn Construction Group, among other major companies.

How to Apply

The University of Texas at Tyler offers a streamlined admissions process for all undergraduate students. Have questions or concerns? Our admissions team can guide you through all requirements and answer any questions you may have. Reflecting our reputation as one of the most affordable colleges in the state, our financial aid team helps you explore all scholarships, grants and other forms of assistance.

For admissions decisions in general:

  • UT Tyler automatically accepts students from the Top 25% of graduating classes in Texas.
  • Students from the 2nd to 4th quartiles must have a 2.75 or higher GPA.

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UT Tyler has established partnerships with community colleges across Texas, allowing for a seamless transfer of your credits. Our relationships let you stick with your degree plan and graduate on time, right on your schedule.

UT Tyler has partnered with Tyler Junior College and Houston Community College to create a direct pathway toward the bachelor’s degree in construction management.

Learn More About Transfer Pathways

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Through UT Tyler’s partnership with Houston Community College, students have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at the UT Tyler Houston Engineering Center (HEC), located on the second floor of the HCC Alief Hayes Campus in Houston.

Students begin coursework at HCC and earn an associate degree before transferring to UT Tyler. As a student considering this pathway, you’ll then select from majors in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering or construction management to finish your UT Tyler bachelor’s degree at the HEC.

Learn More About the Houston Engineering Center

July 1

ApplyTexas application opens for incoming first-year students.

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) opens for the upcoming academic year.

December 1

Application deadline to be eligible for scholarships.

May 1

Deadline for Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Transfer Presidential Scholarships.

August 1

Deadline for Patriot Promise Scholarship.


Our professors are teaching us to be not just construction managers, but construction leaders.

Dekeistan Mosley

Next Steps

Get ready for success. Build a rewarding career with a degree in construction management from UT Tyler.