Construction Management (Four-Year B.S.)
Program Director: Edward Keeter
The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program mission is to provide students with a broad practice-oriented understanding of construction technology, business, architecture, and engineering, with specific emphasis on the management of the construction process from project inception to close-out.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program will demonstrate the ability to:
- Find and evaluate relevant cost, schedule, quality and safety data, and reach and defend conclusions based on sound analysis.
- Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences such as owners, design professionals and code officials using appropriate media.
- Create sound, innovative approaches to challenges faced by construction project teams.
- Identify and evaluate the ethical choices faced by construction management professionals and formulate value-based responses.
- Collaborate across disciplines of construction project stakeholders and appreciate the benefit of that collaboration.
Construction managers play an integral role in the development, construction and maintenance of commercial, residential, institutional and industrial buildings, as well as civil and transportation infrastructure. Degree programs in construction management have become the preferred higher-education option for students interested in leadership positions within this multifaceted and competitive field.
The curriculum combines traditional business management and construction-specific coursework with a comprehensive liberal arts and sciences program of studies to acquaint students with the full business model of construction management.
The program produces graduates familiar with industry-specific management practices who have developed an ethical, global and sustainable problem-solving approach. Thus, our graduates will be prepared to meet the challenges of a variety of career options which include: construction project management, construction field management, construction project estimating, scheduling, project supply chain management, real estate management, construction company marketing, specialty contract services management, capital projects management, installation management, facilities management, and construction material and equipment sales.
Construction management courses explore the basic disciplines of cost, time, quality and safety. Upper-level courses offer students the opportunity to collaborate and innovate across these disciplines, incorporating the business management skills as well as the liberal arts core to explore innovative approaches to hands-on project management challenges.
The teaching faculty brings a wide variety of rich industry experience to the program. Many are current practitioners who bring their daily professional challenges to the classroom, enriching the student experience.
The proximity to Philadelphia’s active urban economy presents opportunity for a wide variety of jobsite experiences and exposure to innovative, state-of-the-art practices.
Housed in the University’s highly regarded College of Architecture and the Built Environment, the program allows students to learn collaboratively with students in the Architecture, Interior Design, Architectural Studies and Landscape Architecture programs.
Students are encouraged to participate in optional study abroad programs and internships.