Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 

Construction Management Major (BS)

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Construction Management Major- Bachelor of Science (BS)

Prepares you for professional practice as a construction manager. Provides a well-rounded educational background in business, construction management and science, liberal arts, management, mathematics, and college physics. The program emphasizes construction science courses that are for the most part noncalculus-based.

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.  Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bs-construction-management-management.

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 - American Council for Construction Education www.acce-hq.org

Program Objectives

  • Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of construction managers in all areas of construction practice
  • Graduates will be capable of advancement in the construction profession
  • Qualified graduates will be capable of pursuing advanced study

Learning Outcomes

  • Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create a construction project safety plan.
  • Create construction project cost estimates.
  • Create construction project schedules.
  • Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  • Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  • Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  • Apply construction management skills as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  • Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  • Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  • Understand construction risk management.
  • Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  • Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  • Understand construction project control processes.
  • Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  • Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  • Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  • Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

University Graduation Requirements

Construction Management Requirements - Total: 120

General Education Requirements - Subtotal 33-46 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: 12-15

Please see Distribution Requirement  for more information.

Multicultural and International - Credits: 0-6

International - Fine Arts or Social Science course to satisfy Multicultural Requirement

Multicultural - Fine Arts or Social Science 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:https://www.unlv.edu/provost/multicultural-requirements.

Major Requirements - Construction Management Major - Subtotal: 84 Credits

General Electives - Credits: 0-3

Total Credits: 120


  1. ECON 190 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. CEE 307, 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 six credits of social science. Six of these 12 credits must be taken before the student can achieve Advanced Standing status. ECON 190 and one of the Humanities electives may be taken either pre-program or advanced standing. CEE 307 must be taken after completing 30 credits and MATH 181 with a grade of C or better.
  4. EGG 101 in combination with EGG 202, preferred for First-Year Seminar.
  5. PHIL 242 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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