Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction Management

Become a front-runner in the construction industry — one of the largest employers in the world — and learn to integrate your expansive knowledge of design, engineering, business, project management and more.

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California Baptist University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction Management equips you with essential technical skills, industry knowledge and a strong Christian worldview to help you live out your potential and reach your personal and professional goals.

With an interdisciplinary approach, our construction management program offers comprehensive training in engineering, business administration and facilities management, preparing you with the competencies necessary to successfully plan and oversee a new build to completion. 

87 Units

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30 Required Major Courses
3 Years to Complete

CBU's engineering accelerated program will allow students to earn their Bachelor of Science in Construction Management in as little as 3 years.

Why Choose CBU’s Construction Management Major?

Since the construction industry is expansive, the demand for qualified, competent construction managers continues to grow. By earning your bachelor’s in construction management, you become a leader who can effectively organize and administer complex projects. Through your studies, you develop a foundational understanding of design, estimation, project controls, human relations and the legal aspects of the construction industry.

Complete Your Degree in Three Years

If you want to expedite your education, CBU offers an accelerated degree program that allows you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Construction Management in as little as three years.

Gain Real-World Experience

Construction management majors must accrue a minimum of 200 internship hours during their studies. Students gain valuable experience and build their professional networks in preparation for full-time employment after graduation. Over the last few years, each graduating class placed 100% of its students within the industry.

ACCE Accredited

Our bachelor’s in construction management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), ensuring you receive a quality education that prepares you for a competitive job market.

Participate in Extracurricular Activities

Students can also join the AEC Club (Architecture, Engineering and Construction Club). Through this club, students participate in national competitions, travel to conferences and attend leadership development workshops led by national trade associations.

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What You'll Learn

During your studies, you prepare for your career as a construction manager by learning about:

Program Details

Completion of the construction management degree program equips you to:

  1. Create written communication appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create construction project safety plans.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.

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The B.S. in Construction Management program consists of 87 major units broken down into:

  • 13 Lower-Division Requirements
  • 17 Upper-Division Requirements

Additionally, you must complete 200 hours of a pre-approved supervised internship, as well as an approved cross-cultural experience.

Students must also meet the general education requirements, totaling 124 units.

View the construction management bachelor’s degree flowchart to see the typical program course progression.

If you are pursuing a different degree path but are interested in expanding your expertise, CBU offers an 18-credit construction management minor that provides a comprehensive overview of construction fundamentals, technical competencies and managerial best practices.

Learn more about the Construction Management Minor.

CON 205: Plan Reading and Estimating

Plan Reading and Estimating introduces students to construction plan reading and interpretation of residential and commercial projects.

CON 215: Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

This course introduces students to construction visualization, sketching applications and fundamentals of building information modeling.

CON 350: Project Delivery, Law and Contracts

This course provides fundamental knowledge for the documentation, administration and successful delivery of construction projects through the application of industry standard project delivery methodologies.

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Transform your critical thinking and leadership skills to begin your career as a leader in the construction industry. If you want to major in construction management at CBU, review the undergraduate admissions requirements before submitting your application.

Jong-Wha Bai, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Office Phone: 951-343-4935
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 353

Helen Jung, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Professor of Engineering

Office Phone: 951-343-4510
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 350

Michael Nalbandian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Office Phone: 951-552-8841
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 348

Careers With a Construction Management Bachelor's Degree

With the rapid expansion of the construction industry, employers seek qualified professionals, placing a high demand on their vast expertise and technical skills. Over the next decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the employment of construction managers to grow by eight percent, translating to approximately 41,500 job openings each year.

Along with high employment rates, construction managers also have the opportunity for increased earning potential. Their median annual wage is $98,900; however, salaries can span from $60,050 to $163,800, depending on the industry in which they work.

CBU’s construction management program alumni have gone on to work at distinguished organizations, such as:

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Shape Your Future With CBU’s Construction Management Degree

With your Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California Baptist University, you gain a diverse skill set and interdisciplinary expertise, setting you up for success as a construction manager. Take your God-given talents to the next level. Request more information, or submit your application today.