Construction Science and Management (B.S.)


Do you consider yourself a leader of people and processes? Do you enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, with people of diverse backgrounds? Do you like to solve problems and see your solutions come to reality? If this describes you, and you love construction, then Clemson’s degree in construction science and management is custom built for you. In the classroom and laboratory, on job sites and in an 800-hour internship, you will acquire the skills and knowledge to succeed in the construction industry. As the largest single industry in the United States and one of the most important, construction offers unlimited opportunities to those who are well educated and highly motivated.


  • Faculty mentoring is key to the success of construction science and management students.
  • We stay ahead of the constantly evolving technology curve, offering instruction in the latest technological advances such as building information modeling (BIM).
  • Students can earn certifications from organizations associated with the construction industry, such as the AIC Constructor Certification Commission.
  • The program was established in 1962 and is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.
  • The average student-to-teacher ratio in Clemson’s program is 25-to-1.


In addition to the University’s general education requirements, you will take classes in calculus, physics, economics and business, and management. Your major classes will focus on the current processes and functions used by construction industry practitioners, including topics such as structures, materials and methods, contract documents, estimating, scheduling, safety and project management. Classwork directly related to your degree begins in the first semester of your freshman year.

Theoretical concepts are reinforced and practiced in the laboratory, where you will have access to the latest industry-approved technology. In addition, you are required to complete 800 hours in an internship setting, which will give you invaluable on-the-job experience and an insider’s view of the industry. Our students often complete this during the summer months. In your final semester, you will participate in a capstone class that will help you process all you have learned and put it into meaningful use as you prepare for a career beyond Clemson’s campus.

Your major classes will be held in Lee Hall, where you'll find the Gunnin Architecture Library, which houses more than 46,000 volumes of books and bound periodicals and 183 periodical subscriptions related to the fields of design, building and the visual arts.

Popular Minors

  • Business Administration


By participating in national competitions, studying abroad and through a variety of extra-curricular activities, you’ll quickly hone the critical-thinking and presentation skills you’ll need in your career.

Each year, student teams participate in regional and national competitions in categories such as commercial, heavy/civil and design-build.
We regularly take field trips to construction companies and project sites to reinforce the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom. Here, students visit the Boeing construction site in North Charleston, S.C.
Take time to explore the world! We have exchange agreements with the University of South Australia in Adelaide and Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom.
Each year, construction science and management students help construct a Habitat for Humanity house on Bowman Field during Homecoming week. Clemson’s Habitat for Humanity was named Campus Chapter of the Year in 2008.
Get involved with the construction industry through our student organizations, including the Constructor’s Guild, education honorary society Sigma Lambda Chi, and student chapters of several national organizations.



The majority of our construction science and management graduates leave Clemson with an industry job, and about 5 percent choose to head to graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of our most recent students.


  • 41-100%
  • 21-40%
  • 11-20%
  • 0-10%


  • Engineer

    Holder Construction
  • Assistant Project Manager

    Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Assistant Project Manager

    Waldrop Inc.
  • Assistant Project Manager

    Trident Construction
  • Estimator

    Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Assistant Project Manager

    Coakley & Williams Construction Inc.
  • Assistant Project Manager

  • Assistant Project Manager



  • Master of Real Estate Development

    Clemson University


  • Construction Industry
    • Commercial
    • Institutional
    • Industrial
    • Heavy-highway
    • Residential
  • Consulting
    • Estimator
    • Scheduler
    • Program Manager
  • Financial Institutions
    • Banks
    • Savings and Loan
  • Government Agencies
    • Building Officials
    • Inspectors
    • Consultants


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