THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 128 units
See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.
A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.
General Education Requirements: 48 units
See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.
Select an upper-division Humanities Thematic course and an upper-division Social Sciences Thematic course. For this major the upper-division Natural Sciences Thematic requirement is fulfilled by CMGT 330 except for Themes E and M, where all theme requirements must be met. Select only one course from Breadth Area C (C1, C2, or C3) because HIST 130 meets one Area and the other is waived. POLS 155 may be applied to General Education Breadth Area D1, D2, or D3.
Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units
See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.
American Institutions Requirement: 6 units
See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." For this major, this requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. For this major, HIST 130 may also be applied to General Education Breadth Area C1, C2, or C3, and POLS 155 may also be applied to General Education Breadth Area D1, D2, or D3.
See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.
Course Requirements for the Major: 93 units
The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.
Minimum GPA for acceptance in the major: for both continuing and transfer students, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is prerequisite for being accepted as a Construction Management major.
Priority for enrollment in all Construction Management (CMGT) courses will be given to CMGT majors. Construction Management students taking any CMGT course for the first time will be granted priority over CMGT students who are attempting to repeat a course.
Lower-Division Requirements: 48 units
14 courses required:
|ACCT||201||Intro to Financial Accounting||3.0||FS |
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
|ACCT||202||Intro to Managerial Accounting||3.0||FS |
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
|CHEM||107||Gen Chem for Applied Sciences||4.0||FS * |
Prerequisites: One semester of high school trigonometry or MATH 118.
|CIVL||120||Surveying for Non-Engineers||3.0||FS |
|CMGT||100||Concepts of Construction||2.0||FS |
|CMGT||110||Construction Graphics||3.0||FS |
|CMGT||135||Construction Materials & Syste||3.0||FS |
Prerequisites: CMGT 135.
|CMGT||210||Analysis Construction Drawing||3.0||FS |
|CMGT||235||Electrical & Mechanical Sys||3.0||FS |
|ECON||102||Principles of Macro Analysis||3.0||FS * |
|ECON||103||Principles of Micro Analysis||3.0||FS * |
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or high school equivalent); a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.
|MATH||120||Analytic Geometry and Calculus||4.0||FS * |
Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. High school trigonometry and second-year high school algebra or equivalent (MATH 051 and MATH 118 at CSU, Chico).
|PHYS||202A||General Physics||4.0||FS * |
Prerequisites: PHYS 202A.
|PHYS||202B||General Physics||4.0||FS |
MINIMUM GRADE REQUIREMENT
The following courses or their equivalents must each be completed with a minimum grade of C PRIOR to enrollment in any required 300-level CMGT course: ACCT 201, CMGT 135, CMST 210, ENGL 130, MATH 120, and PHYS 202A.
Upper-Division Requirements: 45 units
15 courses required:
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
|BLAW||302||Managing the Legal Environment||3.0||FS |
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
|BLAW||414||Labor Law/Collective Bargain||3.0||FS |
|CMGT||320||Computer-Aid Construction Mgmt||3.0||FS |
Prerequisites: PHYS 202A. We recommend CMGT 135 as appropriate background.
|CMGT||330||Principles Soil Mech/Found||3.0||FA |
Prerequisites: CMGT 135.
|CMGT||332||Construction Method Analysis||3.0||FS |
Prerequisites: CMGT 330.
|CMGT||335||Construction Equipment||3.0||SP |
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or equivalent; PHYS 202A.
|CMGT||340||Principles of Statics||3.0||FA |
Prerequisites: CMGT 340.
|CMGT||345||Mechanics of Materials||3.0||SP |
Prerequisites: CMGT 345.
|CMGT||440||Temporary Structures||3.0||FA |
Prerequisites: CMGT 235, CMGT 320, CMGT 332, CMGT 335.
|CMGT||450||Construction Estimating||3.0||FA |
Prerequisites: CMGT 450.
|CMGT||455||Construction Cost Management||3.0||SP |
Prerequisites: CMGT 450.
|CMGT||457||Project Control and Scheduling||3.0||SP |
Prerequisites: CMGT 335.
|CMGT||458||Heavy Const Estimating||3.0||SP |
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, BLAW 302, senior standing.
|CMGT||460||Legal Aspects of Construction||3.0||FS WP |
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
|MGMT||300||Communication in Business||3.0||FS WP |
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|CMGT||200||Build Codes/Municipal Process||3.0||FS |
Prerequisites: CMGT 320.
|CMGT||352||Electrical Const Estimating||3.0||FS |
|FINA||290||Personal Investment Management||3.0||FS |
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.
|FINA||307||Survey of Finance||3.0||FS |
|MGMT||303||Managing People/Bus Proc/Chg||3.0||FS |
|MGMT||304||Human Resource Management||3.0||FS |
|MGMT||345||Negotiation Techn for Conflict||3.0||SP |
|MGMT||349||Management of Organizations||3.0||Inq |
|MINS||301||Corporate Tech Integration||3.0||FS |
|MKTG||305||Survey of Marketing||3.0||FS |
|PSYC||494||Industrial/Organizational Psy||3.0||Inq |
Prerequisites: ECON 102, ECON 103.
|REAL||301||Principles of Real Estate||3.0||FS |
Prerequisites: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirements required for all majors.
|SCMS||306||Operations Management||3.0||FS |
|SCMS||340||Cost Management for Operations||3.0||SP |
To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.
All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.
Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.
Honors in the Major
Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.
Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.
Some common features of Honors in the Major program are
1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.
While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.