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.

Literacy Requirement:

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:
ACCT201Intro to Financial Accounting3.0FS
ACCT202Intro to Managerial Accounting3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
CHEM107Gen Chem for Applied Sciences4.0FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CIVL120Surveying for Non-Engineers3.0FS
Prerequisites: One semester of high school trigonometry or MATH 118.
CMGT100Concepts of Construction2.0FS
CMGT110Construction Graphics3.0FS
CMGT135Construction Materials & Syste3.0FS
CMGT210Analysis Construction Drawing3.0FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 135.
CMGT235Electrical & Mechanical Sys3.0FS
ECON102Principles of Macro Analysis3.0FS *
ECON103Principles of Micro Analysis3.0FS *
MATH120Analytic Geometry and Calculus4.0FS *
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.
PHYS202AGeneral Physics4.0FS *
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).
PHYS202BGeneral Physics4.0FS
Prerequisites: PHYS 202A.

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:
BLAW302Managing the Legal Environment3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
BLAW414Labor Law/Collective Bargain3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
CMGT320Computer-Aid Construction Mgmt3.0FS
CMGT330Principles Soil Mech/Found3.0FA
Prerequisites: PHYS 202A. We recommend CMGT 135 as appropriate background.
CMGT332Construction Method Analysis3.0FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 135.
CMGT335Construction Equipment3.0SP
Prerequisites: CMGT 330.
CMGT340Principles of Statics3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or equivalent; PHYS 202A.
CMGT345Mechanics of Materials3.0SP
Prerequisites: CMGT 340.
CMGT440Temporary Structures3.0FA
Prerequisites: CMGT 345.
CMGT450Construction Estimating3.0FA
Prerequisites: CMGT 235, CMGT 320, CMGT 332, CMGT 335.
CMGT455Construction Cost Management3.0SP
Prerequisites: CMGT 450.
CMGT457Project Control and Scheduling3.0SP
Prerequisites: CMGT 450.
CMGT458Heavy Const Estimating3.0SP
Prerequisites: CMGT 335.
CMGT460Legal Aspects of Construction3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, BLAW 302, senior standing.
MGMT300Communication in Business3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. 3 units selected from: ERROR: unknown course: ACCT_320
CMGT200Build Codes/Municipal Process3.0FS
CMGT352Electrical Const Estimating3.0FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 320.
FINA290Personal Investment Management3.0FS
FINA307Survey of Finance3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.
MGMT303Managing People/Bus Proc/Chg3.0FS
MGMT304Human Resource Management3.0FS
MGMT345Negotiation Techn for Conflict3.0SP
MGMT349Management of Organizations3.0Inq
MINS301Corporate Tech Integration3.0FS
MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS
PSYC494Industrial/Organizational Psy3.0Inq
REAL301Principles of Real Estate3.0FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102, ECON 103.
SCMS306Operations Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirements required for all majors.
SCMS340Cost Management for Operations3.0SP

Electives Requirement:

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.

Grading Requirement:

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 Requirement:

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.