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Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

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Enrollment and Graduation Data

Twenty-four students graduated from the B.S. in construction management program during the 2015-16 academic year. At the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year, 106 students were enrolled in the B.S. in  construction management program.

 Admission Policy

After admission to UA Little Rock, 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 203 or call (501) 916-3133. E-mail may be directed to the office at

Work Experience Requirement

All baccalaureate 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 UA Little Rock 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 Constructor (AC) 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 degree must achieve at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in the major (all required CNMG courses), and also must pass the Associate Constructor (AC) examination. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above is required for all work completed at UA Little Rock.

A minor is not required for the construction management degree.

Student Activities

The UA Little Rock construction management program has several student chapters and one honor society for student involvement. The student chapters are affiliated with the Associated General Contractors (AGC), the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Construction Specification Institute (CSI), and the Forest Product Society (FPS). 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 (ACI), American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and the International Code Council (ICC).

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

The department is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) 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.




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 UA Little Rock construction management program is the only such accredited program in the University of Arkansas system.

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