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 advisor or view it and other current advising information at

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.

1. 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.

2. Upper-division theme modification has been approved for this major. See the General Education chapter in the University Catalog for specifics on how to apply this modification.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Diversity Requirement" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". For this major, this requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents.

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

Completion of 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.

Enrollment in any mathematics course requires a grade of C- or higher in all prerequisite courses or their transfer equivalents.

Lower-Division Requirements: 45 units

14 courses required:

ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
ACCT 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CMGT 100 Concepts of Construction 2.0 FS
CMGT 110 Construction Graphics 3.0 FS
CMGT 120 Computer-Aided Construction Management 3.0 FS
CMGT 135 Construction Materials and Systems 3.0 FS
CMGT 210 Analysis of Construction Drawings and Specifications 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 100, CMGT 110, CMGT 135.
CMGT 235 Electrical and Mechanical Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 210, PHYS 202B.
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomic Analysis 3.0 FS *
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomic Analysis 3.0 FS *
MATH 120 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4.0 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.
PHYS 202A General Physics 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 202B General Physics 4.0 FS
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 100, CMGT 120, CMGT 135, CMGT 210, and PHYS 202A.

Upper-Division Requirements: 48 units

15 courses required:

BLAW 302 Managing the Legal Environment 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
BLAW 414 Labor Law and Collective Bargaining 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
CMGT 330 Principles of Soil Mechanics and Foundations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107, PHYS 202A. We recommend CMGT 135 as appropriate background.
CMGT 332 Construction Method Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 135.
CMGT 335 Construction Equipment 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 330.
CMGT 340 Principles of Statics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or equivalent; PHYS 202A.
CMGT 345 Mechanics of Materials 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 340.
CMGT 360 Construction Contracting Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 210
CMGT 440 Temporary Structures 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 345.
CMGT 450 Construction Estimating 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 120, CMGT 235, CMGT 332, CMGT 335.
CMGT 455 Construction Cost Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 450.
CMGT 457 Project Control and Scheduling 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 450.
CMGT 458 Heavy Construction Estimating 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 335.
CMGT 460 Legal Aspects of Construction 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, BLAW 302, BLAW 414, senior standing.
MGMT 300 Communication in Business 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

3 units selected from:

ACCT 320 Cost Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202; BADM 103 or MATH 105 or MATH 108.
CMGT 200 Building Codes and the Municipal Process 3.0 FS
CMGT 352 Electrical Construction Estimating 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMGT 120.
CMGT 380 Green Building Practices and LEED Certification 3.0 FS
FINA 290 Personal Investment Management 3.0 Inq
FINA 307 Survey of Finance 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.
MGMT 303 Survey of Management 3.0 FS
MGMT 304 Human Resource Management 3.0 FS
MGMT 345 Negotiation Techniques for Conflict Resolution 3.0 FA
MGMT 349 The Management of Organizations 3.0 Inq
MINS 301 Corporate Technology Integration 3.0 FS
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS
PSYC 494 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3.0 Inq
REAL 301 Principles of Real Estate 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102, ECON 103.
SCMS 306 Operations Management 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 340 Cost Management for Operations 3.0 SP

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 advisor 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 advisor for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It requires 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

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 academic competition. Such experience is valuable for graduate school and professional life. 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.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. All 6 units are honors classes (marked by a suffix of H), and at least 3 of these units are independent study (399H, 499H, 599H) 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 for your major 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% of majors in your department.

4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% 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 advisor to apply.