Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University 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.

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, www.acce-hq.org.

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 (46 credits)


Electives (12 credits)


Any course, any subject

Supplemental List


Click here for Construction Management Supplemental Information .

Grade Requirements


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

GPA Requirements


  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Pass/No Pass Policy


  • Pass/No Pass may be allowed for free electives only.

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. For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

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).

Upper Level Requirement


  • Resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in and completion of at least 32 semester hours of coursework required and approved for the completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level (30000+) courses.
  • Students should be able to fulfill most, if not all, of these credits within their major requirements; there should be a clear pathway for students to complete any credits not completed within their major.

Sample 4-Year Plan


14 Credits


16 Credits


16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


13 Credits


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”. 

Disclaimer


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

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

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