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2022-2023 University Catalog 
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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.

SCMT offers students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in construction management technology in three years, allowing students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier than traditional plans of study. For more information about the degree-in-3 reach out to the CM major advisors.

The Construction Management Technology major is part of the Construction Management Technology program.  The Construction Management Technology program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education,

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

Construction Management Website

Construction Management Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (48 credits)

Additional Degree Requirements

Click here for Construction Management Supplemental Information .

Electives (11 credits)

Any course, any subject

Concentration Requirement

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

Within CM courses, 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). The student’s capstone project in CM 40000 and CM 45000 will 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 Requirements

University Core Requirements

For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:

The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements

14 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15.5 Credits

16 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

12.5 Credits


  • “C-” or better is required in all CM courses.
  • Pass/No Pass may be allowed for CM 2100 and 41000 and Electives only.
  • 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”. 


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.