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Construction Management (B.S.)

The Construction Management program prepares you to manage projects in commercial, heavy-highway-utilities, and residential construction. Materials, building methods, estimating, scheduling, project management, contracts and safety are taught by our industry-prepared faculty.   You will be prepared to manage and lead in a promising career in construction. 

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have solid communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Can make decisions under pressure
  • Enjoy working with a variety of people
  • Are able to see the big picture and work toward achieving goals

Career Opportunities

  • Estimator
  • Project scheduler
  • Project development manager
  • Site supervisor
  • Project lead

Recent Employers

  • Puetz Corporation
  • A-G-E Corporation
  • Journey (Sioux Falls) Construction
  • Hensel-Phelps
  • Henry Carlson Construction

Internship Opportunities

  • Placement with contractors all over the U.S.

Suggested Certificates

  • Workplace Intercultural Competence
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Suggested Minors

  • Heavy-Highway Construction
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Legal Studies
  • Geography

Clubs and Organizations

  • National Association of Home Builders, Student Chapter
  • Construction Management Club
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Habitat for Humanity

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.