The Construction Management Program at Indiana State University is accredited by the
American Council for Construction Education.
Graduates of the Construction Management Program have been very successful at finding employment in the construction industry.
The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in construction
The Construction Management Program combines education and experience in both
technical and managerial skills to prepare students for leadership roles in the
construction profession. Laboratory and work experience supplement classroom
lectures to provide practical and useful skills.
With its comprehensive, management-oriented focus, the program helps students
understand the impact of construction on the environment and society and
prepare students to be leaders in this exciting field.
The program provides instruction in the following areas:
Building design and planning
Environmental control systems
Principles of quality concrete and the proper techniques used in the field
Project management, including construction costs, budgets, bids, critical path scheduling, inspection,
manpower utilization, and cost control
Theories of forces in building structures
Use of tapes, levels, and transits to layout structures, determine elevations, and locate boundaries
Coursework includes studies related to the following topics—plus an
Computer drawing applications
Construction inspections and quality
Construction methods and materials
Construction specifications and contract documents
Design of temporary structures
Environmental and mechanical systems for buildings
Estimating and cost analysis
Soil analysis and testing
Strength of building materials
In addition, students complete the University's Foundational Studies Program,
which provides the knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership,
and interpersonal and communication skills.
Students gain real-world experience through participation in the Co-op /
Internship Program, which combines on-campus study with actual work experience
off campus. Students are often offered full-time employment by the partnership
company upon graduation.
Courses in the major are taught by full-time professors who have actual work
experience in the field. The department offers small class sizes, which allow
for individual attention. The Construction Program is located in the Department of the Built
Environment in the Technology Annex building with state-of-the-art laboratories. The Department of the Built Environment
includes the following programs: Construction Management, Safety Management, and Interior Architectural Design.
Extracurricular activities are encouraged. Two student organizations that
offer opportunities for leadership and learning outside of the classroom are
the Construction Club and Sigma Lambda Chi (the honorary society for
construction). These organizations sponsor fund-raising and charitable
activities. These activities allow students to practice their management
skills, contribute to their community, and have fun. The Associated Schools of
Construction sponsors student competitions with other construction programs
which provide students with realistic projects and work experience.
Our graduates obtain careers in entry-level management positions in the areas
of field supervision, estimating, planning, scheduling, expediting, quality
control, and project administration. The typical placement rate of graduates
is 100 percent within one month of graduation, with more than half receiving
multiple job offers.
Our graduates are hired for a variety of positions, including:
Listed below are a few of the employers who hire our graduates:
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the College of Technology offers a variety of scholarships and
awards. For information about these awards, contact the College of Technology.
Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.
Currently enrolled students should contact the following:
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.