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.
- The program has a 100 percent job placement rate.
- 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.
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 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.
- Business Administration
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.
WHERE OUR RECENT GRADUATES HAVE GONE
Thompson Turner Construction
CF Evans Construction
Assistant Preconstruction Manager
Brasfield & Gorrie
Assistant Project Manager
The Haskell Company
RECENT POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Master of Real Estate Development
University of Glasgow (Scotland)
COMMON CAREER AREAS
- Construction Industry
- Program Manager
- Financial Institutions
- Savings and Loan
- Government Agencies
- Building Officials
FIND OUT MORE
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