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Online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

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Total Credit Hours
122

Cost Per Credit Hour
$379

Build the Career You Want.

LSU Online’s College of Engineering is preparing students for a career in the business side of construction. This accredited online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program focuses on providing students with business skills, experience, and education to manage the execution of any construction work in the private or public sector. Graduates of this program seek diverse careers as construction managers, business owners, field engineers, cost estimators, estates manager, consultants, project managers and much more. Get the core knowledge needed to construct a rewarding professional career in construction.

If you already have a Bachelor's degree and are looking to gain skills in construction management, consider the Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Construction Management.

Save Time and Money - Apply Your Past Experience to Earn Credit Towards a Bachelor Degree in Construction Management

Total Credit Hours
122

Cost Per Credit Hour
$379

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See What Makes This Program Special

Student Testimonial

LSU Online Master of Science in Construction Management 2018 graduate Swathi Putta talks about the journey to earning her Construction Management degree.

Faculty Testimonial

Instructor Kimberley Williams, Ph.D. explains what makes the LSU Online Construction Management programs unique.


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Cost

You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment.

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BCM program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits. LSU Online also offers financial aid to qualified applicants. Click here to learn more.

Total credit hours per program: 122 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $379

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $11,560

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $46,238

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for final program cost.

Minors and Certificates

The BSCM includes more than a bachelor's degree. It also includes:

  • Business Administration Minor
  • Technical Sales Minor
  • American Institute for Constructor's (AIC) Associate Constructor Certification
Admission Requirements

First Time Freshman

  • 3.0 Core GPA on the 19 units of college-preparatory high school courses as outlined in the LSU Core
  • 1030 Old SAT (Critical Reading and Math)/1100 New SAT (Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math)/23 Composite ACT
  • Must be eligible to enroll in university-level English and mathematics courses, as evidenced by a minimum ACT English subscore of 18 (a New SAT Writing and Language score of 25 or Old SAT Critical Reading score of 450) and a minimum ACT Math subscore of 19 (a New SAT score of 500 or Old SAT Critical Reading score of 460)

Transfer Student General Admission Requirements

  • 30* or more transferable (academic, non-remedial) credit hours from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • 2.5 academic GPA on all transferable college work attempted
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level English course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level Math course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken

*Students who will not have 30 transferable credit hours by the time they plan to enroll at LSU can still be considered for admission if they meet all remaining transfer requirements.

To see about transfer credits please check out the TIGER TRANSFER TABLES

Re-Entry Student Admission Requirements

Students interested in applying for re-entry to LSU must have a 2.0 GPA on all LSU coursework and must meet the requirements for their prospective senior college. Students who have attempted 30 or more hours at another institution must also have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work attempted. For your senior college specific requirements please check out the Re-Entry Student Requirements per College.


Undergraduate students who are reviewed and admitted by meeting LSU A&M general admissions requirements but do not meet the admittance requirements to a senior college have two admissions options:

Option 1

Students can start with The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY). This academic unit is designed for new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. Their mission is to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the UCFY at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU.

Option 2

Students can start with The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC). This administrative unit serves as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet meet the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges.

For a list of specific senior college requirements please visit the LSU A&M Undergraduate Admission page.


If you feel like you do not meet any of the above qualifications please reach out to your Enrollment Concierge team member as there are different evaluation pathways for non-traditional students to take.

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate degree in Construction Management aims to prepare students for a career in the business side of construction.  This accredited online BSCM program focuses on providing students with business skills, experience, and education to manage the execution of any construction work in the private or public sector. Graduates of this program seek diverse careers as construction managers, business owners, field engineers, cost estimators, estates manager, consultants, project managers and much more. Students are able to acquire the core knowledge needed to construct a rewarding professional career in construction.

Students enrolled in the BS in Construction Management degree program are required to successfully complete a minimum of 122 credit hours distributed as follows: general education curriculum requirements, 41 credit hours; core requirements, 51 credit hours; Business Administration requirements, 18 credit hours; and Industry Emphasis Area requirements, 12 credit hours.

General Education Requirements (38 Credit Hours)

Students are required to successfully complete General Education courses distributed as follows:

MUS 1751 Music Appreciation (3)

ENGL 1001 Composition I  (3)

ENGL 2000 Composition II  (3)

CMST 1061 Fundamental of Communication  (3)**

CMST 2062 Speech in the Digital Age  (3)

SOCL 2001 Introduction to Sociology  (3)

ENVS 1126 Introduction to Environmental Science  (3)

PHYS 2001 Physics I  (3)

PHYS 2002 Physics II  (3)**

CSC 2140 Statistics and Graphics with MATLAB (3)

MATH 1550 Calculus I (5)

 

BSCM Accreditation Business Requirement (3 Credit Hours)

BLAW 3201 Business Law (3)*

 

*General Education requirement for ACCE accreditation

**Technical Sales Minor 24 credit hours

 

Construction Management Core Requirements (51 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the BS in Construction Management degree program are required to successfully complete the following core courses (51 credit hours).

CM 1011 Introduction to Construction Management (3)

CM 1112 Construction Materials and Methods I (3)

CM 2112 Construction Materials and Methods II (3)

CM 2113 Construction Equipment (3)

CM 2116 Construction Plan Reading (3)

CM 2501 Structural Principles and Practices (3)

CM 2105 Construction Surveying (3)

CM 3111 Construction Estimating (3)

CM 3502 Construction and Civil Materials (3)

CM 3201 Mechanical and Electrical Systems (3)

CM 3503 Soils in Construction (3)

CM 4101 Construction Scheduling and Cost Control (3)

CM 4211 Construction Contracting (3)**

CM 2215 Construction Safety (3)

CM 3504 Applied Structural Design (3)

CM 4221 Construction Project Management (3)

CM 4202 Construction Enterprise (3)

A grade of “C” or better is required for all Construction Management Courses

**Technical Sales Minor 24 credit hours 

 

Business Administration Requirements (18 Credits)

ISDS 1100 Introduction to Management Information Systems (3)

ACCT 2000 Survey of Accounting (3)**

ECON 2030 Economic Principles (3)**

FIN 3715 Business Finance (3)**

MKT 3401 Principles of Marketing (3)**

MGT 3200 Principles of Management (3)**

**Technical Sales Minor 24 credit hours

 

Industry Emphasis Area (IEA) Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

The BS in Construction Management degree program offers Industry Emphasis Areas in Industrial, highway, commercial, and residential construction. Students are required to complete 12 credits in any one of the IEA areas. Please contact your department advisor on specific course requirements for each of the IEA areas.

 

Total Program Credits: 122 Credit Hours

 

NOTE: Admission into the College of Engineering is required for construction management majors prior to taking any construction management course numbered above CM 2112. Registration in any CM course above CM 2112 is restricted to students admitted to a senior college with a declared CM major or minor.

Why choose LSU?

The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs

Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The disclosure for the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management in Construction Management can be found here.

Licensure and Certification

While professional licensure and certifications are available in fields related to our degree programs, our programs do not directly result in licensure or certification. Licensure in fields related to engineering, construction management, or computer science generally falls under the jurisdiction of external organizations such as state licensing boards. For example, engineering licensure in Louisiana is governed by Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying (LAPELS) Board. If you intend to pursue such credentials, we advise you to contact the applicable authority to familiarize yourself with their specific requirements. Further, you may contact the associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering (coeasscdean@lsu.edu) with questions related to licensure or certification.


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