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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management, BS

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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 .

Cornerstone Certificate

Requirements will be met upon completion of HIST 39400, PHIL 29000, ENGL 42000 or ENGL 42100, PHIL 41100 or PHIL 42400, and POL 32700

The mission of this liberal-arts-based program is to significantly enhance the educational experience of all students, bridging the College of Liberal Arts and other units across campus; introducing and integrating students to the worlds of engineering, technology, science, medicine, business, public policy, and agriculture; and providing them with the skills and edification of a humanities education. 

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 major courses and all courses that are a prerequisite to a CM course.
  • 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

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