Construction Management

Welcome to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management (BAS-CM) is an online, cohort-based program that prepares graduates for entry-level positions with general contractors, specialty contractors, government agencies, engineering and architecture firms and construction suppliers. Careers include project management, facilities management, estimating, planning, and as owner representatives.

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Program Information

Who is Encouraged to Apply?

  • Applicants with an associate degree in construction, construction management or closely aligned field are encouraged to apply.
  • Priority consideration will be given to applicants that submit the application on or before July 15. 
  • Applications will be accepted after July 15 for open seats in the cohort.

Admission Requirements

Completion of at least an associate degree (or 90 credits college level credits) with a cumulative GPA for all college-level credits of 2.0 or greater.

Completion of 45 college-level general education credits, inclusive of the 5 GER blocks listed below (Communication, Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural sciences, including lab)

  • Communication skills (10 credits)
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)
  • Humanities (10 credits)
  • Social Sciences (10 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (10 credits) At least 5 credits in physical, biological and/or earth sciences.  Shall include at least one laboratory course.

Note: Students lacking any of these requirements are encouraged to speak with the BAS-CM Program Chair or a CM Advisor to determine the best way to meet those requirements, either prior to or after admission to the program.

Program Details

  • The BAS-CM program is offered in an online format.
  • It is a cohort model (all students taking the same construction management courses each quarter).  However, students can attend full-time (15 credits a quarter) or part-time (10 credits a quarter).  For those students wishing to only take 10 credits a quarter, the additional 5 credits of general education credits could be taken during the summer quarters or subsequent quarters. 
  • Applications are accepted until the program is at capacity.

Career Pathway Course Map

Application Requirements

Gather the following documents for a smooth application process!

Professional Intent Statement (300 - 400 words)

It is expected that this essay will be well written by the applicant. The statement will articulate the applicant’s personal and professional interests in a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management (BAS-CM) degree and the profession of construction management. The essay’s content, as well as spelling, grammar, and punctuation will be evaluated.

The essay should describe the:

  • Applicant’s background outlining work experience, military service, or volunteer experience.
  • Personal and professional goals and how this degree relates to those goals.
  • Work experience or specific attributes that you bring to the program and believe you can bring to the profession.
  • Any other special considerations you believe will make you a good candidate.

Unofficial Transcripts

If some or all of your transcripts are from institutions outside of the United States, they will need to be evaluated. Evaluations can be conducted by any agency in NACES.

Application Deadline

Applications received by July 15 will receive priority consideration. Your application must be submitted and complete in order to be considered for the current admissions cycle.

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