The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program has been growing and developing with the industry since its inception in 1975. Students gain a deep understanding of the technical aspects of construction, but equally important is that students grow to construction management professionals proficient in management and leadership skills.
The co-operative education program is a highlight that is combined with technical expertise in the academics to propel students to become leaders in a rapidly changing 21st century construction industry. Students experience a high-level of professionalism and context for their learning. Learn more about our student experiences here.
Our program embraces the Drexel tradition of career-focused education by connecting the desired path of the student with our partnerships in industry and workforce.
The Construction Management program is the only undergraduate degree in the area accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The ACCE is a leading global advocate of quality construction education, and continually updates comprehensive standards for higher education programs in construction. ACCE accredits programs meeting these standards through a rigorous, formal process of peer review.
As a student in the Construction Management program, you will receive broad academic, technical, business, and construction management courses that are designed to produce well-rounded construction professionals.
The curriculum provides an interdisciplinary education, including core courses in:
- Structural behavior
- Business administration
- Written and verbal communication
- Structural systems
- Construction methods
All phases of operation and management of the construction organization are addressed, including cost estimation, quality control, financial control, and project control. To satisfy liberal arts and free elective requirements, students may choose from a wide range of subjects in the social sciences and humanities. Learn more about coursework in the catalog.
A concentration in Real Estate is an option within the BS in Construction Management. The aim of is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skill sets required to create and maintain built environment for living, working, and entertainment purposes. The concentration requires six courses, for a total of 18 credits. For a detailed sample plan of study and course descriptions, please visit the Drexel University Catalog .
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, industry increasingly prefers candidates that have degrees combined with experience in the field. Employment is expected to grow faster than average in the coming decade so demand for skilled workers in the field will remain high. Learn more about career opportunities.