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The online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) and 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. The Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management is dedicated to providing the construction industry with a graduate ready to accept the challenges of today's global market. As a student in the program, you will receive an extensive education designed to prepare you to manage the construction process successfully.
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.
Employers that have hired Construction Management graduates include: Turner Industries, Performance Contractors, Cajun Industries, MMR, The Lemoine Company, ISC, Pala, Regal Construction, Baker Gulf Coast Industrial, Great River Industries, Wesley Construction
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The only four-year program in the nation that provides Industry Emphasis Areas (IEA) in industrial, commercial, residential, heavy highway construction along with facilities management.
Students have the opportunity to become an OSHA Certified Occupational Safety Specialist and hold an Associate Constructor certification through the American Institute of Constructors (AIC).
Learn from certified online instructors that are experts and leaders within the construction management field.
Course credit can be given by examination. Students can contact their Academic Advisor and follow instructions provided by the Department. Learn More
Graduates of LSU's Construction Management programs have a 90%+ job placement rate after graduation.
“The Bert S. Department of Construction Management at LSU is uniquely positioned with the construction industry to deliver quality online construction education. This partnership with industry partners is well known at national levels. In addition, all faculty in the program undergoes online training for almost a year before they teach a course.”
Charles W. Berryman, Ph.D., CPC, AIC
Department Chair and Professor, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management
Instructor Kimberley Williams, Ph.D. explains what makes the LSU Online Construction Management programs unique.
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. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSU degree.
Total credit hours per program: 123-125 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $399
Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $13,167
Total cost with fees: $49,077 - $49,875
LSU Online also offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn More.
*For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
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.
General Education Requirements
Students are required to successfully complete General Education courses distributed as follows:
|General Education||Credit Hours|
|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 1240 Statistics and Graphics with MATLAB||3|
|MATH 1550 Calculus I||5|
|Total Required Hours||38|
BSCM Accreditation Business Requirement
|Business Administration||Credit Hours|
|BLAW 3201 Business Law||3|
|Total Required Hours||3|
*General Education requirement for ACCE accreditation
**Technical Sales Minor
Construction Management Core Requirements
Students enrolled in the BS in Construction Management degree program are required to successfully complete the following core courses.
|Construction Management Core||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|
|Total Required Hours||51|
A grade of “C” or better is required for all Construction Management Courses
**Technical Sales Minor
Business Administration Requirements
|Business Administration||Credit Hours|
|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**|
|Total Required Hours||18|
**Technical Sales Minor
Industry Emphasis Area (IEA) Requirements (12)
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: 123-125 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.
*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
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:
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.
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 Coach team member as there are different evaluation pathways for non-traditional students to take.
Our construction management undergraduate degree program was established in 1972 and has been accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) since 1982.
Our online BS in Construction Management is designed to build innovative leaders who have the skills, experience, and education to supervise and direct all areas of construction in the private and public sectors.
Students will gain professional knowledge in the following:
The BS in Construction Management from LSU trains students to become strong leaders and problem-solvers, preparing them for career mobility right after graduation. Students will also have the advantage of learning from our dedicated staff of industry professionals who are experts in both the business and research aspects of construction management. Additionally, the degree offers students a chance to earn a Business Administration Minor, Technical Sales Minor, OSHA Construction Safety & Health Certificate, Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Certificate, and an American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Associate Construction Certification. Many classes in the program are also LSU Distinguished Communicator Certified Courses.
The BSCM includes more than a bachelor's degree. It also includes:
*additional fees apply
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions related to licensure or certification.
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