Oct 01, 2023  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management, BS

About the Program

From the world’s tallest building to the home being constructed down the block, all construction projects need leadership and management expertise. In Purdue’s construction management program, you’ll gain skills to be a leader in the growing global construction industry. You’ll learn what it takes to successfully build all kinds of projects from idea to completion. The curriculum can prepare you to be a future executive in this increasingly fast-paced and high-tech sector.

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

Construction Management Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Other Course Requirements (54 credits)

Electives (5 credits)

Any course, any subject

Additional Degree Requirements

Construction Management Supplemental Information .


Concentration Requirement

Students will be required to choose an area of concentration prior to taking CM 30000.

Within the CM 20000 course, all students will be exposed to each of the concentration areas to gain insight before selecting their concentration (though students are permitted to select a concentration area any time prior to CM 30000). Students will receive specialized instruction relating to their concentration within the CM 30000 course. The student’s capstone project in CM 40000 and CM 45000 will then focus on the student’s area of concentration.

Students are only allowed to select ONE concentration area:

  • Commercial Construction Management
  • Demolition & Restoration Management in the Built Environment
  • Healthcare Construction Management
  • Mechanical & Electrical Construction Management
  • Residential Construction Management

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements

14 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

16 Credits

15.5 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

12.5 Credits


  • “C-” or better is required in all CM courses.
  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Any course taken at Purdue can be attempted no more than three times (inclusive of W, WF, WN, and IF).

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 


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