Construction Science and Management (B.S.)

FAST FACTS ›

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

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.

CLASSES.

What you'll study:

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 the first semester of your senior year, you will complete an internship that will give you invaluable on-the-job experience and an insider’s view of the industry. 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, a classroom building that was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places and has just undergone a major renovation, restoration and expansion. Within Lee is the Gunnin Architecture Library, housing 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.

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.

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.

Internships and Research Projects:

COMPETE:
Each year, student teams participate in regional and national competitions in categories such as commercial, heavy/civil and design-build.
FIELD TRIPS:
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.
STUDY ABROAD:
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.

Connect with Other Students:

CAREERS.

What are students doing at graduation?*

80%

Employed

10%

Grad School

10%

Seeking Employment

0%

Other

Where are students headed at graduation?*

Recent employers and job titles*

  • Brasfield & Gorrie — Estimator
  • Turner Construction Co. — Building Information Modeling (BIM) Engineer
  • Sloan Construction Co. — Estimator
  • Rodgers Builders — Office Engineer

Recent graduate schools and sought degree types*

  • Clemson University — MBA
  • Clemson University — Master’s

Common Career Areas**

  • 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
*Provided by the department.

**Provided by the department.
FIND OUT MORE.

Have more questions or want more information? Fill out the form below, which goes directly to the following department contact. If you’d also like to receive general University information from Clemson’s admissions office, please follow the link to the right and sign up to join our mailing list.

Roger Liska, Department Chair
864-656-3878 — riggor@clemson.edu