Oct 23, 2020
About the Program
Construction managers in the residential construction field focus on more than building a home. They manage schedules, market their services, and negotiate with home buyers and with contractors. People skills are an important trait for these professionals in addition to understanding the building process. From estimating to scheduling and from contractor coordination to material selection, you will build a strong foundation of knowledge to be successful in the industry.
Residential Construction Management Website
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Residential Construction Management include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
“C‐” or better required in all major courses and all courses that are a prerequisite to a BCM course
Building Construction Management Major Courses (61 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (58 credits)
- ECON 21000 - Principles Of Economics (can satisfy Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science selective for core) or
- AGEC 21700 - Economics (can satisfy Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science selective for core)
- TECH 12000 - Design Thinking In Technology (satisfies Information Literacy Selective as well as the Science, Technology and Society Selective for core)
- PHYS 21800 - General Physics (satisfies one Science Selective for core)
- COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication (satisfies Oral Communication for core)
- MA 15800 - Precalculus- Functions And Trigonometry (can satisfy Quantitative Reasoning Selective for core)
- CGT 16400 - Graphics For Civil Engineering And Construction
- MA 16010 - Applied Calculus I (can satisfy Quantitative Reasoning Selective for core)
- OLS 27400 - Applied Leadership
- MGMT 20010 - Business Accounting
- MGMT 45500 - Legal Background For Business I
- Human Foundations Elective (satisfies Human Culture - Humanities for core) see approved list - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Science Lab Selective (satisfies second Science Selective for core)- See Approved BCM List - Credit Hours: 4.00
- English First Year Composition Selective: See list of approved selectives (satisfies Written Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- English selective (ENGL 42000 or ENGL 42100 or ENGL 49000 or ENGL 30400 )
- Business Selective (IT 34200 or STAT 30100 or STAT 22500 or ENTR 20000 or MGMT 32300 or MGMT 20100 or MGMT 44301 )
- Communication Selective (AGEC 33100 or COM 31400 or COM 31500 or COM 31800 or COM 32000 or COM 32400 or COM 32500 or COM 41500 or a Foreign Language)
- Human Relations Selective (PSY 12000 or SOC 10000 or TLI 11200 or OLS 28400 or TLI 25400 )
- Global Selective (TECH 33000 , Study Abroad, or other global courses listed)
- Residential Selective (at least 1 credit hour from the following: AD 12500 , AD 39500 , AD 39700 , AD 45400 , AGEC 33100 , BCM 32000 , BCM 33000 , BCM 36100 , BCM 41200 , BCM 46000 , BCM 51000 , CGT 36000 , LA 15000 , LA 15100 , LA 15200 the remainder of the three hours may be free electives)
University Core Requirements
Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
Spring 4th Year
- BCM 48701 - Construction Capstone ♦
- Global Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Residential Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 ** see list
- Business Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Communication Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
*Satisfies a University Core Requirement
Students must earn a “C-” or better in all BCM courses and all prerequisites for BCM courses.
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
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)
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
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Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.