Construction Concentration Program Requirements
The professional studies program is an interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree program that develops communication and management skills and provides basic knowledge in the field of construction.
A minor is not required. Students seeking a Bachelor of Professional Studies—Construction Concentration degree must achieve at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in the concentration (all required CNMG courses).
General: 120 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.
(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.
BPS Professional Core (15 hours)
BPS Core Electives (6 hours – select from the following)
Construction Concentration (18 credit hours)
Required Construction Courses (12 hours)
Construction Electives (6 hours – select from the following)
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 Professional Studies – Construction Concentration Program
The goals of the professional studies – construction concentration program are to:
- 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 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 professional studies – construction concentration program are to produce graduates who:
- Rapidly become employed in architecture, engineering, construction, or related fields or pursuing graduate or professional education in construction management, building construction, business, law, etc.
- 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
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 professional studies – construction concentration program will produce graduates who have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and applied and/or natural sciences to areas relevant to the
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, or test hypotheses, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify and solve technical or scientific problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in a global and societal context
- a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.