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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Design and Construction Integration-Interior Design Concentration, BS

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (48 credits)

Free Electives (2 credits)

Pass/No Pass Option

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.

Supplemental CM Information

Note: An assumption is made that some students are already proficient in Microsoft Office - Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Access. If not, the student may want to consider taking CS 11000 or CS 23500

*Note: Students may have to take MA 15300 (Algebra & Trigonometry I - 3 credits) first, depending on their math readiness. The pre-requisite for MA 15800 is an ALEKS score of at least 60 or a grade of C- or better in MA 15300 or a Math SAT score of at least 550 or ACT Math 24 or higher. 

Foreign Language Selective

Any foreign language course level 20000 or higher

Construction Work Experience

A minimum of 800 hours of post high school construction work experience is required for graduation with a baccalaureate degree. Summer construction jobs, CM/DCI internships, or CM/DCI Co-op programs may be used to satisfy this requirement. To document your work hours, go to the CM website and look for Work Experience Form. That will bring up a writeable PDF file with directions for you to follow. Once forms have been completed and hours have been verified, students will be allowed to register for CM 39000 or CM 49000 depending on the number of work hours completed. Both CM 39000 and CM 49000 are required.

Intercultural Requirement

Students are required at minimum to complete the following:

  • Complete the Pre- and Post- Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments (1st and 4th year)
  • Complete the Pre- and Post- BEVI (1st and 4th years)
  • Complete one (1) of the following Intercultural Knowledge and Effectiveness (IKE’s) components below:
    • Crosswalk Commons (Residential Living Experience for a minimum of one semester)
    • Serve as a BGRI Program leader
    • PUPIL (Purdue University Passport to Intercultural Learning) (Obtain at least 2-badges)
    • Participate in two (2) Boiler Out Program Activities
    • Participate in Host-a-Boiler
  • Complete one (1) of the following:
    • An international capstone, collaborative project, or
    • An international internship, or
    • A Faculty-led Study Abroad program, or
    • Complete 3 credit hours of courses from the Polytechnic list of recommended Global/Cultural Courses. ***Must be in a category other than Increasing Self-Awareness and outside of your home department

Progression Policy

Students must meet the following requirements to progress in the CM major. Failure to meet these standards will require the student to CODO out of the School of Construction Management. DCI majors must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all CM courses and all courses that are a prerequisite to a CM course. The “C-” grade must be earned before enrolling in subsequent courses. CM courses can be repeated only once.

Appeal - Students that are not allowed to continue with CM courses due to the Progression Policy may make a written appeal to the Head of the School of Construction Management Technology if they believe there are extenuating circumstances that caused them to be dropped from the school.

Departmental Policy - It is the responsibility of each student to assure that he or she fulfills the necessary pre-requisites and courses to meet graduation requirements. Questions may be directed to a CM advisor.

Program Requirements

14 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

14 Credits


* Satisfies a University Core Requirement

Any course taken at Purdue can be attempted no more than three times (inclusive of W, WF, WN, and IF)

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

“C-” or better required in all major courses and all courses that are a prerequisite to a CM course.

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Eduction (ACCE)

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