College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2013-2014

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Construction Management, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, offered by the Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering , provides opportunities for focused study and opens doors toward a more complex understanding of both foundations of the subject and current thought.

This program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).


What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management?

Do you want to join one of the fastest-growing industries in the world? Would you like to build the homes, office buildings, highways, and bridges of the future? Draw your blueprint for a great career by studying construction management at Northern Arizona University.

Build your foundation with studies in general science, business management, construction theory, and practical building applications. Use state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories, including our construction office simulation, model shop, masonry, soils, and concrete labs. Learn in--and from--our program's newly remodeled home: the university's engineering building has been recognized under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for its sustainability features.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Field Engineer
  • Office Engineer
  • Project Estimator
  • Project Scheduler
  • Safety Professional
  • City Building Official

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • General Contracting
  • Design Build Construction 
  • Program Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Renewable Energy Construction
  • City Planning and Development
  • Building Science and Energy Efficiency
  • Technical Sales

University Requirements

  • To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

    • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
    • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
    • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
    • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
    The full policy can be viewed here.



In addition to University Requirements:

  • At least 23-24 units of preprofessional requirements  
  • At least 65 units of major courses  
  • At least 24 units of minor requirements
  • Be aware that you may not use courses with a CM prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
  • Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.0
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 125
Emphasis, Minor, or Certificate Required Required
Foreign Language Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Recommended
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
University Honors Program Optional
Progression Plan Link Not Available


Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
  • Complete the requirements for the Business Minor from the W. A. Franke College of Business.  CM 130 will satisfy the requirements for CIS 120.
General Electives
  • Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit. 

    You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

Additional Information
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

  • Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $500 per year in students' Junior and Senior years has been approved for this program.

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