Construction Management

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Earn Your Construction Management Degree at UW

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?

 

The Bachelor of Science (BS) program in construction management at the University of Wyoming is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education. All students participating in the program will receive accredited degrees.

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Construction management (CM) is the study of what it takes to complete large and small vertical and horizontal construction projects using specialized project management techniques to oversee the planning, design and construction of a project from beginning to end.

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.

 

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Current Students Construction Workforce Training Construction High School Training

 

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 in all seven Construction Sectors:

Residential
Commercial
Institutional
Industrial
Heavy Civil
Environmental
Agricultural

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

 

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

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

 

Construction Management Faculty

The faculty members at UW are not only dedicated teachers, but also accomplished scholars. Within the Construction Management program, five full-time faculty members are at the forefront of the discipline, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

Susan McCormack Center for Student Success

Our mission is to help students develop their full potential by creating a culture of success through active involvement in education and career planning. The Susan McCormack Center for Student Success is here to serve our students! 

Career Services

One of the amazing aspects of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is the career services we have geared toward our students. Students can make an appointment with one of our career professionals, locate the SOAR platform, and view resources that are vital to success in the field.

Scholarships

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers 300-plus merit scholarships a year.

 

Construction Management is an applied degree, with many options for graduates to select from when they graduate. The CM has experienced a 100% placement of its graduates before graduating with an annual mean starting salary of $71, 692 a year. Another benefit of the CM program at UW is that CM students graduate with a total of 6 industry recognized credentials that is integrated into their curriculum design, these industry credentials are “Procore certificate, OSHA 30-hour safety certificate, Leed certificate, Home Buyers Certificate, AIC certificate and DBIA certificate”. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the US construction sector will experience an annual growth rate of 10% over the next decade, that will greatly support employment of young talent entering the industry.

- Francois Jacobs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering - Construction Management

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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management

EN 3074

Department 3295, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2390

Email: cae.info@uwyo.edu