College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences2021-2022

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Construction Management, Minor

This minor is designed for students wishing to complement their major program of study with practical foundational principles in construction. 


What Can I Do with a Minor in Construction Management?

The construction industry provides an opportunity for a challenging and highly rewarding career. Emerging technology and other complexities of the modern construction project requires professionals from a variety of disciplines to be successful.

If you are considering a career in the rapidly growing construction industry or expect to work in a closely related field such as engineering, business or design, this minor will provide you with the basic concepts and language of construction to help you realize your goals.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

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

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA C
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 125

Purpose Statement 

This minor in Construction Management is designed for students wishing to complement their major program of study with practical foundational principles in construction.  

This Minor will provide students with an exposure to basic means, methods, materials, processes, teams and regulations associated with a construction project. 

This minor will help prepare students from engineering, business, interior design, computer science and other allied fields to pursue careers in or related to the construction industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the relationships between human culture and the built environment
  • Identify and explain basic methods, materials and equipment used to construct projects
  • Interpret construction documents
  • Apply the International Building Code to basic aspects of a construction project
  • Describe common project delivery methods and team compositions used on a construction projects


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

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