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Construction Management

The construction management major includes course work in general education with specified science and mathematics courses, business courses, electives (a list of recommended course electives that require the prior approval of a construction or facility management advisor) and technical courses. A minor is not required. A C- or better is required for all major courses.

The construction management major is designed to prepare men and women for middle- and upper-level management in the construction industry. The major has been developed in cooperation with experts from the construction industry, guidelines established by major construction associations, and feedback from employers and graduates. The construction management major reflects the current needs and trends in the construction industry and is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

An active articulation agreement exists between this program and several community colleges. To see a complete list of current colleges with program articulation agreements with EMU, please click here.

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General Education Requirements:

For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .

Major Requirements: 97 hours

Required Courses: 52 hours

  • CNST 125 - Introduction to Construction 3 hrs
  • CNST 201 - Construction Systems 3 hrs
  • CNST 202 - Construction Materials 3 hrs
  • CNST 206 - Surveying 3 hrs
  • CNST 213 - Construction Safety 3 hrs
  • CNST 228 - Construction Graphics 3 hrs
  • CNST 229 - Analysis of Commercial Prints 3 hrs
  • CNST 302 - Contract Documents, Regulations, and Specifications 3 hrs
  • CNST 303 - Electrical, Mechanical, and Equipment Systems 3 hrs
  • CNST 304 - Construction Estimating and Bidding 3 hrs
  • CNST 361 - Planning and Scheduling 3 hrs
  • CNST 387L4 - Cooperative Education in Construction Management (GELB) 1 hr
  • CNST 403 - Production Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 406W - Construction Law (GEWI) 3 hrs
  • CNST 412 - Fundamentals of Structural Design 3 hrs
  • CNST 436 - Heavy/Highway Construction Means and Methods 3 hrs
  • CNST 440 - LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations 3 hrs
  • CNST 450 - Fundamentals of Construction Project Management 3 hrs

Construction Management Restricted Electives: 12 hours

12 hours from the following (Minimum one course with CNST prefix):

  • CNST 426 - Mechanical and Electrical Construction Applications 3 hrs
  • CNST 427 - Industrial Construction 3 hrs
  • CNST 437 - Environmental Construction Contracting 3 hrs
  • CNST 438 - Fundamentals of Land Development 3 hrs
  • CNST 446 - Professional Issues and Ethics in Project Management 1 hr
  • CNST 479 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CNST 497 - Directed Study in Construction Management Techniques 1 hrs
  • GHPR 335 - Historic Preservation 3 hrs
  • IDE 208 - Introduction to Basic Design 3 hrs
  • IDE 317 - Lighting Systems for Interior Designers 3 hrs
  • MATH 105 - College Algebra (GEQR) 3 hrs
  • MATH 107 - Plane Trigonometry 2 hrs
  • URP 215 - Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning 3 hrs

Business Major Requirements: 15 hours

  • Any course from the College of Business not already taken (3 hrs)
  • ACC 240 - Principles of Financial Accounting 3 hrs
  • LAW 293 - Legal Environment of Business 3 hrs
  • MGMT 202 - Business Communication 3 hrs
  • MGMT 384 - Human Resource Management 3 hrs

Natural Sciences/Math Restricted Elective: 4 hours

Four hours from the following:

  • CHEM 117 - Fundamentals of Chemistry-Lecture (GEKN) 3 hrs
  • with

  • CHEM 118 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GEKN) 1 hr
  • MATH 120 - Calculus I (GEQR) 4 hrs
  • Additional courses with advisor approval.

General Restricted Electives: 14 hours

  • ESSC 110 - The Dynamic Earth System (GEKN) 4 hrs
  • MATH 170 - Elementary Statistics (GEQR) 3 hrs
  • PHY 221 - Mechanics, Sound and Heat (GEKN) 4 hrs

Choose one of the following:

  • ECON 100 - Introduction to Economic Problems and Policies (GEKS) 3 hrs
  • ECON 200 - The American Economy 3 hrs

Minor Requirements:

This program does not require a minor.

Program Total:

Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Critical Graduation Information:

The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the on-line catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
  • Complete a Writing Intensive (WI)  Course in your major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses, that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more that one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credits for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU order to graduate. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be reached in courses taken at EMU in each major and minor. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements:

EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available on the General Education section of the catalog: General Education  

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.

University Information: Consult the on-line catalog at catalog.emich.edu.