Construction Management | LSU Majors

Construction Management

You are a born leader and have the knowledge to build projects from the ground up.

About Construction Management

Construction management will equip you with the technical and management skills to ensure that construction projects are completed on time and within budget. You will gain the knowledge to develop job plans from architectural and engineering drawings, estimate labor and materials for each step, and ensure quality. Who’s the boss? With the skills you develop here, you are!

Sample Course Plan

This is to be used as a guide for prospective students to get an idea of what courses are taken with this program. The General Catalog houses the most accurate and current degree requirements for each program at LSU.

Year 1
Introduction to Construction Management

Analytic Geometry and Calculus

Construction Plan Reading

Statistics and Graphics with MATLAB

Introduction to Management Information Systems

English Composition

General Education: Arts

General Education: Humanities

Year 2

Survey of Accounting

Construction Materials and Methods I
Economic Principles

General Physics

Fundamentals of Communication or Public Speaking

Construction Equipment

Construction Surveying
Structural Principles and Practices
Year 3

Construction Estimating

Construction and Civil Materials
Mechanical and Electrical Systems

Soils in Construction

Construction Scheduling and Cost Control

Construction Contracting

Industry Emphasis Area Courses
Business Finance
Year 4

Construction Safety

Applied Structural Design
Construction Project Management

Construction Enterprise

Business Law

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Management
Industry Emphasis Area Courses
General Education Course: Social Sciences

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • grade of “C” or better in MATH 1550

Senior College

College of Engineering


B.S.C.M., Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Business & Economics:  High Intensity
  • Agriculture:  Medium Intensity
  • Math:  Medium Intensity
  • Communication:  Low Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Technology:  Low Intensity
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