Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Construction Management
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Construction Management Bachelor's Degree Program

The University of Mary’s construction management program is specifically designed for students wanting to pursue a career as a general contractor or project manager in construction-related fields. Whether it’s specialty trade construction, commercial or residential building or heavy and civil engineering construction graduates of the program will position themselves for success with a bachelor’s in construction management from the University of Mary.

Designed to educate the next generation of general contractors and project managers, Mary’s construction management program provides you with the industry knowledge and experiential education you need to lead and supervise a wide variety of construction-related endeavors, including:

  • Residential building
  • Commercial, industrial and public building
  • Civil engineering construction such as roads and bridges
  • Facilities management

And because the construction management program is integrated within Mary’s Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine core curriculum, you will master the understanding and skill sets you need to serve and engage persons from every walk of life—clients, fellow employees or members of your community.

Why earn a degree in construction management?

By earning your bachelor’s in Construction Management at the University of Mary you will:

  1. Stand out in the field of construction management.

    Set yourself apart from the competition as the demand for construction professionals with a bachelor’s degree rises. You'll learn how to think critically and analyze situations that you'll encounter in day-to-day business within construction-related enterprises. 

  2. Master the skills you need to succeed.

    Demonstrate a broad range of applied industry knowledge and best practices including design parameters, material procurement, construction estimating, quality assurance and success metrics.

  3. Learn all aspects of project management.

    Utilize project management skills to efficiently direct and manage time and budget sensitive ventures while learning to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Career Outlook for Construction Management Majors

Largest production occupation

As the single biggest production occupation in the United States, accounting for 10% of the nation’s GDP, the construction industry holds a strong and growing position in today’s marketplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics an increasing number of construction-related businesses, especially larger firms, are seeking employees with a bachelor’s degree in a construction related field.

Forecasted industry growth

As of May 2014, there were 227,710 construction manager positions nationally with median pay for those with a bachelor’s degree at $85,630 per year or $41.17 per hour.* With forecasted industry growth of 5% between 2014 and 2024 the construction management profession will add nearly 18,000 more jobs, thus increasing the demand for degreed professionals nationwide.

Source: *Bureau of Labor Statistics, pulled February 2016

An Education that is Serious and Affordable

As recognized by the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, the University of Mary offers one of the most affordable, serious and private educational options available in America today. And with Mary’s revolutionary Year-Round Campus option, students can save even more by earning a bachelor's degree in 2.6 years and a master’s in four.

If you are thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary:

Program Advisor: Dr. Kevin Fishbeck

For additional information about the Bachelor’s in Construction Management program, please contact the University of Mary Admissions at (800) 288-6279 (MARY).