Construction Science, B.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Hours: 56

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

All Required Professional Courses GPA: 2.50

Program Code: B250

Major Requirements

  • 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.
CNS 1111Introduction to Construction Management1
CNS 2363Materials and Form3
CNS 2833Materials and Methods for Construction3
CNS 1312Computers in Construction Lab2
CNS 2912Construction Documents and Quantity Surveying2
CNS 2911Construction Fundamentals Lab1
CNS 2432MEP Systems 12
CNS 3103Construction Surveying3
CNS 3442MEP Systems 22
CNS 3512Cost Estimating2
CNS 3612Project Controls Lab2
CNS 3812Project Planning and Scheduling2
CNS 3883Construction Safety3
CNS 3823Project Controls Management3
CNS 3412Construction Communication2
CNS 4193Architectural Structures I3
CNS 4133BIM for Constructors3
CNS 4523Pre-Construction Services3
CNS 4512Soils and Foundations2
CNS 4940Field Work - Required0
CNS 4153Legal Issues in Construction3
CNS 4993Construction Science Capstone3
Electives
Choose 6 hours from a list of approved courses offered by the Division6
Total Credit Hours56

Major Support Requirements

ACCT 2113Fundamental Financial Accounting3
COMM 1113Principles of Communication3
ECON 1123Principles of Economics-Micro3
L S 3323Legal Environment of Business3
MGT 3013Principles of Organization and Management3
Communications Elective
Choose one of the following:3
Business Communications
Business and Professional Communication
Public Speaking
Liberal Arts & Science Electives
Choose 8 hours from a list of approved courses maintained by the Division8
Total Credit Hours26

General Education and College Requirements

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V 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.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-10 hours in the same language)
This requirement can be met by two years of the same language in high school:0-10
Beginning Course (0-5 hours)
Beginning Course, continued (0-5 hours)
Mathematics
MATH 1523Precalculus and Trigonometry3
Core Area II: Natural Science (including one laboratory)
Natural Science
PHYS 2414General Physics for Life Science Oriented Majors4
Natural Science with lab
GEOL 1114Physical Geology for Science and Engineering Majors4
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
ECON 1113Principles of Economics-Macro3
Core Area IV: Arts & Humanities
Artistic Forms
ARCH 3013Architecture for Non-Majors3
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course 13
History of the Built Environment I
History of the Built Environment II
World Culture
Choose one general education course at the upper division (3000-4000) level and outside of the major3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours38-48

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to 120 including 48 upper-division hours.

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V 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
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
MATH 1523 Precalculus and Trigonometry (Core I) 3
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
CNS 1111 Introduction to Construction Management 1
CNS 2363 Materials and Form 3
Liberal Arts/Science Elective 2
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
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 IV)  
CNS 2833 Materials and Methods for Construction 3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore
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 1312 Computers in Construction Lab 2
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PHYS 2414 General Physics for Life Science Oriented Majors (Core II) 4
ECON 1123 Principles of Economics-Micro 3
Communication Elective, Choose one of the following: 3
Business Communications  
Business and Professional Communication  
Public Speaking  
CNS 2911 Construction Fundamentals Lab 1
CNS 2912 Construction Documents and Quantity Surveying 2
CNS 2432 MEP Systems 1 2
 Credit Hours15
Junior
First Semester
CNS 3103 Construction Surveying 3
CNS 3442 MEP Systems 2 2
CNS 3512 Cost Estimating 2
CNS 3612 Project Controls Lab 2
CNS 3812 Project Planning and Scheduling 2
CNS 3883 Construction Safety 3
Liberal Arts/Science Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CNS 4193 Architectural Structures I 3
CNS 3412 Construction Communication 2
CNS 3823 Project Controls Management 3
CNS elective 3
ARCH 3013 Architecture for Non-Majors (Core IV Artistic Forms) 3
 Credit Hours14
Summer
CNS 4940 Field Work - Required 0
 Credit Hours0
Senior
First Semester
CNS 4133 BIM for Constructors 3
CNS 4512 Soils and Foundations 2
CNS 4523 Pre-Construction Services 3
L S 3323 Legal Environment of Business 3
Liberal Arts/Science Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
CNS 4153 Legal Issues in Construction 3
CNS 4993 Construction Science Capstone 3
MGT 3013 Principles of Organization and Management 3
CNS Elective (upper-division) 3
World Culture Elective (Core IV)—Upper-Division 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120