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College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

127 Aeronautics and Technology Building
Tel: 330-672-2892
Fax: 330-672-2894


The Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management employs a professional-service approach that applies effective management techniques and oversight to the building and management of construction projects. The major includes learning the business of construction from inception to completion of a project, including emphasis on construction materials and methods to enable graduates to estimate costs, schedule work, oversee construction work site activities and manage projects. The presence of major construction companies and large architect/engineering firms in the region provides ample co-operative opportunities. The migration to green technology emphasis and increasingly sophisticated construction projects require stronger project management emphasis, making this program viable well into the future.

Students interested in pursing a dual degree with the Architectural Studies major within the Bachelor of Arts degree may substitute certain coursework as outlined in the program requirements.

Career Opportunities

Employment of construction managers is projected to increase by 17 percent between 2010 and 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. National employment in 2010 was approximately 523,000, with nearly 86,600 new jobs expected to be created between 2010 and 2020. Many are self-employed as owners of general or specialty trade construction firms. Most salaried construction managers were employed in the construction industry—11 percent by specialty trade contractor businesses (for example, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical contractors),nine percent in nonresidential building construction, five percent in building equipment construction, five percent in residential building construction and four percent in heavy and civil engineering construction. Others were employed by architectural, engineering, and related services firms. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

Admission Requirements

General Admissions for Freshman Students: Admission Requirements at the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy at the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends.

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 2.000 GPA overall, 2.250 GPA in major, 120 total credit hours and 39 upper-division hours required for graduation.