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Construction Management – Bachelor of Science (BS)

When you look at a skyscraper or one of UW’s beautiful, new buildings, not only do you see the work of architects, engineers and hands-on builders, you are also viewing the work of construction managers.

Who prepares the budget, hires and supervises contractors? Who keeps track of timelines, ensures the project meets safety codes and wrangles logistics to keep things on time and on budget?

Construction managers, that’s who.

These are the mission-critical players that see to it that buildings rise, roads progress and homes are built according to spec.

What is Construction Management?

Construction management is the study of what it takes to complete large and small vertical and horizontal construction projects.

Relying heavily on active learning that includes field trips, site visits, team projects and internships, UW’s program builds on courses in construction management, business, communications, engineering and design, while also stressing Building Information Modeling (BIM), the state-of-the-art 3-D virtual modeling systems professionals use to design and manage today’s building projects.

This very practical degree program prepares you to enter a rapidly growing industry equipped with real-world, cutting-edge skills.

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Resident Tuition: $134/credit hour

Non-resident Tuition: $537/credit hour

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

$91,370 Is the national average salary for construction managers*

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights

As a UW construction management major, you will be entering a labor market that’s experiencing rapid growth including an 11 percent projected increase in jobs until 2026. To prepare you for this fast-changing and increasingly high-tech field, you will have the chance to study with professors with strong industry connections and academic backgrounds that can help you find your place in the construction field, whether it’s building tiny homes or major highways.

Here are some reasons to choose UW:

Applied learning. As a construction management student you will have the chance to visit diverse construction sites, participate in internships and complete a senior capstone project.

The latest software. Work with the same software as leading industry professionals. You will become conversant with applications such as Revit, NavisWorks, Sage, Primavera, Microsoft Project and Excel. Plus, you will get hands-on learning in our soils and concrete labs and take classes in UW’s new engineering building.

Pursuing accreditation. Construction management is a brand-new program at the University of Wyoming. Accreditation by the American Council of Construction Education is anticipated once UW’s first construction management class graduates. All students participating in the program between now and full accreditation will have accredited degrees once the program receives accreditation status.

Construction management faculty. UW faculty are dedicated teachers and scholars. Study with people such as Construction Management Program Coordinator Matt Newman, who brings years of experience as an architect, contractor and construction administrator to the program.

What Can You Do With a Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree?

Your bachelor’s degree in construction management from UW will give you the educational background and experience to pursue a variety of careers, working on building, residential, commercial and industrial projects.

The budgeting, logistics, planning and project management skills you’ll acquire in this program also translate to additional industry sectors including real estate, technology, shipping and other fields, so you can take this degree in multiple directions.

Construction Management Careers

Construction management graduates go on to jobs such as:

  • Construction managers
  • Project managers
  • Facilities manager
  • Appraisers
  • Property developer
  • Property management
  • Sustainability manager
  • BIM manager
  • Owner’s representative

Here are just a few settings where University of Wyoming graduates from the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering are working:

  • Kiewit
  • Mortenson
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • WYDOT
  • CDOT
  • Haselden Construction
  • GE Johnson Construction Company
  • Whiting-Turner
  • University of Wyoming

Examples of Construction Management Degree Program Courses

Below are courses that you will take as a construction management student at the University of Wyoming:

  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Law and Contract Documents
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Soils and Concrete
  • Heavy Construction Methods
  • MEP Systems
  • Construction Documents
  • Surveying
  • Materials and Methods
  • Project Management

See the full Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree program curriculum.(PDF)

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