Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Construction Management
Location(s): Main Campus; 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 degree is specifically designed for students wanting to pursue careers as general contractors or project managers 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 construction management degree from the University of Mary.
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.
As recognized by the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, the University of Mary offers one of the most affordable private educational options for serious students.
Why earn a degree in construction management?
By earning your bachelor’s in Construction Management at the University of Mary you will:
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. Learn how to think critically and analyze situations that you'll encounter in day-to-day business within construction-related enterprises.
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.
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.
Engineering degrees make up ten of the top seventeen highest paid college degrees. The Engineering program at the University of Mary is dedicated to providing our students with the technical skills, leadership qualities, and ethical values needed to build communities and enjoy fulfilling careers."
Career Outlook for Construction Management Majors
Because of the substantial number of construction managers expected to retire in the next decade, a growing emphasis on making buildings more energy efficient, and an overall demand in construction in the next decade, the role of construction manager is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.
“Those with a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management,
or civil engineering, coupled with construction experience, will have the best job
prospects.” – Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016
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 2017, there were 403,800 construction manager positions nationally, with median pay for those with a bachelor’s degree at $91,370 per year (or $43.93 per hour). With forecasted industry growth of 11% between 2016 and 2026, the construction management profession will add nearly 44,800 more jobs, thus increasing the demand for degreed professionals nationwide.*
Curriculum that Utilizes Your Interests and Experience
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
All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major.
- ACC 101 - Principles of Accounting I
- ACC 102 - Principles of Accounting II
- BUS 215 - Principles of Management
- BUS 311 - Business Law I
- BUS 362 - Financial Management
- BUS 371 - Human Resources Management
- BUS 401 - Operations Management
- BUS 454 - Project Management
- CHE 111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I
- ECI 203 - Earth Dynamics & Geophysics
- ECN 203 - Microeconomics
- Additional required coursework in Construction Management, Surveying and Design is being developed
- Students must also complete HUM 499 - Senior Competency Testing, an exam to be taken during their last semester of study.
- ENR 101 - Introduction to Engineering
- ENR 201 - Statics
- ENR 202 - Dynamics
- ENR 203 - Mechanics of Materials
- MAT 204 - Applied Statistics
- MAT 209 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
- PHY 203 - Introduction to Physics or PHY 251 - Engineering Physics I: Classical Mechanics
- PHY 252 - Engineering Physics II: Electromagnetism and Optics or PHY 304 - Intermediate Physics
Can I use this bachelor's degree to pursue professional certifications?
Yes, this program offers a wide range of courses, including specialty courses in a diverse array of topics. Upon completion, graduates will have the background knowledge and qualification to pursue a variety of professional certificates.
How long does it take to earn a bachelor's degree in Construction Management?
Students at the University of Mary have the option to complete this degree in four years or 2.6 years by participating in our innovative Year-Round Campus program.