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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Construction Management, B.S.

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Construction Management Program Requirements

The construction management program is an interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree program that builds upon construction methods, engineering techniques, and business courses offered in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology and the College of Business. The integrated curriculum provides a foundation for the capstone courses offered in the senior year and the required passage of the Associate Constructor (AC) examination.

A minor is not required. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree must achieve at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in the major (all required CNMG courses), and also must pass the Associate Constructor (AC) examination.

General: 123 total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-1 hour)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit. (See First-Year Colloquium Section  for details)

(1) Transfer, postbaccalaureate, and other students with more than 12 hours of prior college work may substitute a CNMG elective for CNMG 1101  and CNMG 1201 , at the discretion of the program coordinator.

UA Little Rock General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)

UA Little Rock Standard Core (29 hours)

  • Communication-Written (6 hours)
  • History of Civilization (3 hours)
  • U.S. Traditions (3 hours)
  • Fine Arts (3 hours)
  • Humanities (3 hours)
  • Social Sciences (3 hours)
  • Science (8 hours)

EIT College Core (6 hours)

  • Mathematics (3 hours)
  • Humanities, Social Sciences, Oral Communication, or Interdisciplinary (3 hours)

Major (88 hours)

Business (12 hours—9 hours beyond the General Education Requirements**)

Mathematics and Science (17 hours—6 hours beyond the EIT College Core**)

Physical Science electives (8 hours)

  • Any two CHEM, ERSC, or PHYS core courses, including associated lab courses

Business Elective (3 hours)

  • Any 3 additional hours of ACCT, BINS, ECON, FINC, IBUS, MGMT, or MKTG courses

Construction Elective (3 hours)

  • Any 3 additional hours of CNMG courses or any courses approved by the program coordinator.

Professional Requirements

  • Pass the American Institute of Construction (AIC) Associate Constructor (AC) Examination.
  • Document at least 800 hours of practical work experience in approved engineering- or construction-related activities, such as student competitions, part-time or full-time employment, internships, cooperative education, community service learning projects, or prior experience.


(none required)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), or 30 hours in residence.

Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the Construction Management Program

The goals of the construction management program are to: Prepare students for successful careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry or related fields.

  • Prepare students for successful careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry or related fields.
  • Provide employers with a well-educated workforce that is ready and able to perform valuable construction management services immediately after graduation.
  • Encourage the growth of knowledge-based industry and stimulate economic growth in Arkansas.

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The educational objectives of the construction management program are to produce graduates who:

  1. Rapidly become certified Construction Managers-In-Training (CMIT) and/or certified Associate Constructors (AC) employed in architecture, engineering, construction, or related fields or pursuing graduate or professional education in construction management, building construction, business, law, etc.
  2. Become Certified Construction Managers (CCM) and/or Certified Professional Constructors (CPC) after gaining the required professional experience and the requisite knowledge to pass the certification exams.
  3. Engage in lifelong learning, through on-the-job training, participation in professional societies, additional formal education, continuing education and professional development, research, and self-study, in order to use state-of-the-art knowledge to build safe and effective buildings and infrastructure and/or provide high quality service to the general public, employers, clients, and other professionals.

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The construction management program will produce graduates who

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and applied and/or natural sciences to areas relevant to the discipline
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, or test hypotheses, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify and solve technical or scientific problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in a global and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  10. knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.

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