Aug 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate 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.

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).

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


  • 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.

Minor


(none required)

Unrestricted General Electives


Remaining hours, if any, to reach 123 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
have:

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.

2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs.

3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.

4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

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