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Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

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 Admission Policy

After admission to UALR, any student may declare a major or minor in construction management. To discuss the extensive opportunities that exist in construction management, students should visit the construction management office in ETAS 202 or call (501) 569-8133. E-mail may be directed to the office at jmtramel@ualr.edu and facsimiles sent to (501) 569-8341.

Work Experience Requirement

All students in the department are required to complete a minimum of 800 contact hours of practical work experience in an approved construction-related activity. This stipulation provides the graduate with valuable industry experience and insights.

Minor in Construction Management

The minor in construction management is available to all UALR students who want to learn about construction materials, methods, and management. Students are required to take eighteen credit hours of approved CNMG courses.

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

The construction management program is an interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree program that builds upon construction methods, engineering techniques, and business courses offered in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology and the College of Business. The integrated curriculum provides a foundation for the capstone courses offered in the senior year and the required passage of the associate level of the Certified Professional Constructor exam. A minor is not required for the degree, but may be obtained within the College of Business.

Students seeking a bachelor of science in construction management must pass each construction management course with a grade of C or greater.

Student Activities

The UALR construction management program has five student chapters and one honor society for student involvement. The student chapters are affiliated with the Associated General Contractors, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the National Association of Home Builders, Construction Specification Institute, and the Forest Product Society. The Arkansas chapter of each association sponsors the student chapters and provides opportunities for students to interact and network with members of their organizations.

Special student membership is also available with the American Concrete Institute, American Society of Professional Estimators, National Association of Women in Construction, and the International Code Council.

Students who meet the requirements can become members of Sigma Lambda Chi, the International Honor Society for Leaders in Construction.

The UALR construction management program is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction and participates in its regional construction management competitions. Selected students can also compete in the sponsoring student chapter construction management competitions for ABC, AGC, and FPS.

Accreditation

The four-year baccalaureate, construction management program is fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the national accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate programs in construction education. Accreditation is a means for recognizing educational institutions that achieve and maintain a level of performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public they serve. The UALR construction management program is the only such accredited program in the University of Arkansas system.

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