Oct 23, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 

Construction Management Major (BS)

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Construction Management Major- Bachelor of Science (BS)

Please see the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering web page at www.unlv.edu/engineering for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.

Please see advising information at the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Advising Center at www.engineering.unlv.edu/advising.


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
Program - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology www.abet.org

Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates have a fundamental grounding in mathematics, physics, and statistics.
  2. Graduates have a strong grounding in business (business, law, economics, engineering economics, and management).
  3. Graduates have the ability to communicate effectively in written format and to provide professional presentation appropriate to the situation and audience.
  4. Graduates have the ability to use modern construction management tools in construction management practice.
  5. Graduates are aware of basic principles of ethical and professional conduct in providing for safety and health to construction practice.
  6. Graduates fulfill a broad construction management curriculum to include required courses in construction management and construction science.

University Graduation Requirements

Construction Management Requirements - Total: 120-126

General Education Requirements - Subtotal 37-43 Credits

General Education Requirements required to complete in the Pre Major;

First-Year Seminar, English, Second-Year Seminar, Humanities (distribution requirement) Mathematics, Social Sciences (distribution requirement).

General Education Requirements required to complete in the Pre Major or in Advanced Standing;

Multicultural and International, Constitution, Fine Arts (distribution requirement).

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

 (See note 4 below)

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

(see note 5 below)

Distribution Requirements - Credits: 18

Please see Distribution Requirement  for more information.

Multicultural and International

International -  ECON 190 - Global Economics    - (see note 3 below )

Multicultural - Fine Arts course to satisfy Multicultural Requirement

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students

Major Requirements - Construction Management Major - Subtotal: 83 Credits

Total Credits: 120-126


  1.   satisfies three credits of the social science requirement and the University International Requirement. BLW 302  satisfies one of the Business requirement courses and the University Multicultural Requirement.
  2.  , Engineering Economics, is approved by the University General Education Committee to meet three credits of the social science requirement.
  3. UNLV requires six credits of humanities and nine credits of social science. Six of these 15 credits must be taken before the student can achieve advanced standing status.   and one of the Humanities electives may be taken either pre-program or advanced standing.   must be taken after completing 30 credits MATH 181  with a grade of C or better.
  4.   preferred for First-Year Seminar.
  5.   will simultaneously satisfy both a humanities requirement and the Second Year Seminar requirement for students obtaining a degree from the College of Engineering that requires more than 120 credits.

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