Construction Science, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48

Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

All Required Professional Courses GPA: 2.50

Program Code: B250

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or Capstone are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student’s major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply.

A minimum grade of C is required in all CNS courses.

A minimum 2.50 OU and combined retention GPA is required for admission to Construction Science program. Admission is limited to the top 40 students with the required GPAs based on all courses listed in the first and second years. All of these courses must be completed before applying for admission to the junior year.   

CNS students are strongly encouraged to obtain a minor in Architecture, Business, or Communication.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
MATH 1523 Precalculus and Trigonometry (Core I) 3
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
HIST 1483
United States, 1492 to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
CNS 1111 Introduction to Construction Management 1
CNS 2363 Materials and Form 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
History of the Built Environment I (Core IV)  
History of the Built Environment II (Core II)  
CNS 1213 Computers in Construction 3
CNS 2833 Materials and Methods for Construction 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
COMM 1113 Principles of Communication 3
ACCT 2113 Fundamental Financial Accounting 3
ECON 1113 Principles of Economics-Macro (Core III) 3
GEOL 1114 Physical Geology for Science and Engineering Majors (Core II) 4
CNS 2211 Sustainability for Construction Practices 1
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
PHYS 2414 General Physics for Life Science Oriented Majors (Core II) 4
CNS 2433 Mechanical Systems 3
CNS 2813 Construction Documents and Quantity Surveying 3
CNS 2812 Construction Fundamentals Lab 2
B C 2813 Business Communications 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
CNS 3103 Construction Surveying 3
CNS 3413 Construction Communication 3
CNS 3443 Electrical Systems 3
CNS 3512 Cost Estimating 2
CNS 3612 Project Controls Lab 2
CNS 3812 Project Planning and Scheduling 2
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CNS 4193 Architectural Structures I 3
CNS 3823 Project Controls Management 3
CNS 3883 Construction Safety 3
CNS elective 3
Understanding Artistic Forms Elective (Core IV) 3
 Credit Hours15
CNS 4943 Field Work - Required 3
 Credit Hours3
First Semester
CNS 4233 Architectural Structures II 3
CNS 4133 BIM for Constructors 3
CNS 4523 Pre-Construction Services 3
CNS 4613 Soils and Foundations 3
L S 3323 Legal Environment of Business 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CNS 4153 Legal Issues in Construction 3
CNS 4993 Construction Science Capstone (Capstone) 3
MGT 3013 Principles of Organization and Management 3
CNS Elective (upper-division) 3
Non-Western Culture Elective (Core IV)—Upper-Division 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120