Minor in Construction Management

About the Minor

Students in civil engineering, architectural engineering, architecture, business and several related majors may select to pursue Construction Management as a minor area of study. Because construction is inherently related to design in many of these disciplines, the Construction Management minor can be a natural extension of their field of study. 

The requirements for the minor include:

  • Completion of a minimum of 25.0 credits
  • Courses used to fulfill general education requirements may not be counted toward an academic minor.
  • Up to 9.0 credits earned within the student's major may be counted toward the minor with minor department approval.
  • Prerequisite courses may be counted toward the minor if recommended by the minor department.

Additional Information

For more information, visit the College of Engineering's Construction Management web page.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
CMGT 161Building Materials and Construction Methods I3.0
CMGT 162Building Materials and Construction Methods II3.0
CMGT 361Contracts And Specifications I3.0
CMGT 362Contracts and Specifications II3.0
CMGT 363Estimating I3.0
CMGT 467Techniques of Project Control4.0
Select two of the following: *6.0
Construction Safety
Building Codes
Understanding Construction Drawings
Introduction to Sustainability in Construction
Estimating II
Selling and Negotiation Techniques in Construction
Management of Field Operations
Heavy Construction Principles & Practices
Construction Project & Company Management
Value Engineering
Real Estate
Total Credits25.0

Choice of electives must be approved by the department based on the student's major field and prior experience.

Certain courses within the student's major may also be used to meet the minor requirements. These include:

ARCH 221Materials & Methods I1.5
ARCH 222Materials & Methods II1.5
CIVE 240Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
Total Credits6.0

ARCH 221 and ARCH 222 can be substituted for CMGT 161 for Architects. An elective may be substituted for CMGT 162.

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.