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 management.
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 internship.
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. Coursework is centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, which has more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories filled with up-to-date equipment and supplies.
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.
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.