The Washington State University Pullman Catalog

Construction Management Program

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Construction Management Program (120 Credits)

Construction Management (CM) is a four-year program structured into one year of pre-professional coursework and three years of major (professional) coursework. Professional program courses begin in second year fall. Due to the sequential nature of courses there are no spring admits.

To be considered for admission into the CM program, a student must have completed at least 31 semester hours of pre-professional coursework including the following courses (or their approved equivalents): CST M 102, Communication [COMM], ECONS 101 and 102 [SSCI], ENGLISH 101 [WRTG], SOE 101 [PSCI], HISTORY 105 [ROOT], Humanities [HUM] or Diversity [DIVR], MATH 171 [QUAN], and SDC 100 [ARTS], each with a grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Students not meeting the admission to major criteria above will be considered until enrollment limits are reached. Average enrollment limit into the second year of the construction management major is 50 students. Completion of all pre-professional coursework does not guarantee acceptance into the professional program. Students are encouraged to work with SDC advisors to identify an alternate major should they not be admitted to their primary choice of major.

Transfer Students
A limited number of transfer students are considered each year. Requirements include completion of the pre-professional courses (or approved equivalents). Emphasis is given to cumulative GPA.

Schedule of Studies
The plan below is a suggested path to completion of the construction management degree. Students will meet with an advisor each semester to confirm academic schedule and monitor progress towards

Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in all major courses required for the degree (CST M 102, 201, 202, 222, 252, 254, 332, 333, 356, 362, 368, 370, 371, 451, 460, 462, 473, 475, 483; ARCH 351, 352, 463)
First Year
First TermCredits
Pre-Professional Program (1st Year)
Communication [COMM] 3
SDC 100 [ARTS]3
SOE 101 [PSCI]4
Second TermCredits
CST M 10212
ECONS 1023
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
UCORE Inquiry23
Second Year
First TermCredits
Professional Program (2nd - 4th Years)
ARCH 3513
CST M 2222
CST M 2013
CST M 2542
PHYSICS 101 OR 2013
PHYSICS 111 OR 2111
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2203
ARCH 3523
B LAW 2103
CST M 2023
CST M 2524
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
C E 3022
CST M 3323
CST M 362 [M]3
CST M 3703
CST M 4513
Second TermCredits
CST M 3333
CST M 3563
CST M 3683
CST M 3713
CST M 4833
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ARCH 4633
CST M 4603
CST M 4623
MGMT 3013
300-400-level CST M Elective3
Second TermCredits
CST M 4733
CST M 475 [CAPS] [M]3
UCORE Inquiry26
300-400-level Business Elective33
Complete Senior Exit Survey

1Transfer students from community colleges or institutions outside WSU may test out of CST M 102 via an application from the School of Design and Construction.
2Must complete 3 of these 4 UCORE designations: BSCI, DIVR, EQJS, HUM.
3Business Elective: Any 300-400-level ACCTG, B LAW, ECONS, ENTRP, FIN, I BUS, MGMT, MGTOP, MIS, or MKTG course. Another course may be approved in consultation with Construction Management Program Head.

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