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  • Construction Management

    Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is a four-year program for students interested in careers in construction management, techniques, operations and related areas in the construction industry. The degree draws upon skills in communication and interpersonal relations.

    About this Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan


    Opportunities for advancement and increasing responsibility exist in all areas of the construction industry, including land development; home building; public building; industrialized building systems; commercial, industrial, marine and heavy construction; underwater development; space-age facilities; materials and equipment sales and installations; and construction product research, development, sales and applications.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 3 of 14 critical-tracking courses for a total of 9 credits: ACG 2021, BCN 1210, BCN 1251C (or ARC 1301 and ARC 1302), BCN 2405C (or BCN 2400C and BCN 2401C), BUL 4310, ECO 2013, ENC 1102, ENC 3254, MAC 2311, STA 2023, PHY 2053/2053L, PHY 2054/2054L, SPC 2608, SPN 1180
    • 2.35 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 13 additional credits of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.4 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 11 additional credits of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.45 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 15 additional credits of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.5 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Minimum grades of C- are required in BCN 1210 and 2405C, ENC 1101, 1102 and 3254, MAC 2311, PHY 2053 and 2054.

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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BCN 1001 Introduction to Construction Management 1
    BCN 1210 Construction Materials 3
    BCN 1582 International Sustainable Development
    GE-S and N
    ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing
    State Core GE-C; if you place out of ENC 1101, take ENC 1102
    PHY 2053 Physics 1, 4 credits, and
    PHY 2053L Laboratory for Physics 1, 1 credit
    State Core GE-P
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    Total 18
    Semester 2 Credits
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
    State Core GE-S
    ENC 1102 Rhetoric & Academic Research
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    PHY 2054 Physics 2, 4 credits, and
    PHY 2054L Laboratory for Physics 2, 1 credit
    SPN 1180 Elementary Spanish 3
    Total 18
    Semester 3 Credits
    BCN 1251C Construction Drawing 3
    BCN 2405C Construction Mechanics 4
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
    State Core GE-M
    State Core GE-H
    ; D
    Total 14
    Semester 4 Credits
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business 4
    ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline
    ​​SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking ​​3
    Total 14
    Semester 5 Credits
    BCN 3027C Principles of Construction Management 3
    BCN 3224C Construction Techniques 3
    BCN 3255C Graphic Communication in Construction 3
    BCN 3431C Structures 3
    BCN 3730 Construction Safety, Health and Environment 3
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    BCN 3223C Soils and Concrete 3
    BCN 3521C Electrical Systems 2
    BCN 3611C Construction Estimating 1 3
    BCN 3700 Construction Contracts 3
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management
    BCN Elective 2
    Total 17
    Semester 7 Credits
    BCN 4423C Temporary Structures 3
    BCN 4510C Mechanical Systems 4
    BCN 4612C Construction Estimating 2 3
    BCN 4720 Construction Planning and Control 3
    BCN Elective
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    BCN 3281C Construction Methods Laboratory
    BCN 4709C Construction Project Management 3
    BCN 4787C Construction Capstone Project 3

    BCN 4753 Construction Finance

    BCN or approved
    Total 13
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    Residential Option

    Building construction students may graduate with a residential option if they choose the option by registration for semester 6.

    Required electives:

    • BCN 4023 Creating Affordable Housing or
      REE 4303 or BCN 4237
    • BCN 4770 Housing Transactions for Homebuilders or
      REE 3043 Real Estate Analysis
    • BCN 4715C Project Planning and Feasibility or
      A residential project in BCN 4787C Construction Capstone Project
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    Combined BS/MSCM and BS/MCM Degree Programs

    The combined-degree programs require the same freshman, sophomore and junior course requirements as the B.S.C.M. program. The senior-year courses vary, as follows:

    Semester 7 Credits
    BCN 4423C Temporary Structures 3
    BCN 4510C Mechanical Systems 4
    BCN 4612C Construction Estimating 2 3
    BCN 4720 Construction Planning and Control 3
    Graduate-level elective 3
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    BCN 3281C Construction Methods Laboratory
    BCN 4753 Construction Finance 3
    BCN 5705C Project Management for Construction 3
    BCN 5789C Construction Project Delivery 3
    Graduate-level elective 2
    Total 13
    Summary Credits
    Fifth Year Additional Credits for M.S.C.M 18
    Total Credits for M.S.C.M. 143
    Fifth Year Additional Credits for M.C.M. 24
    Total Credits for M.C.M. 149
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majors: construction-management