B.S. in Construction Science and Management

Program Overview

The program prepares students to be professional constructors and competent managers of resources that include labor, material, equipment, time and money to meet project expectations of quality, safety, scheduling and cost. This engineering-based program is designed to produce technical managers of construction.

Students will not only take courses in construction, but also business, economics, management and law, as well as have hands-on experience with bid days, safety, construction materials demonstrations and capstone project presentations. That’s why our students get their very own hard hat to use during their time in the program.

Program accreditation

Design pathways

Project management
Explore resource management including budget, scheduling and material procurement.

Estimating
Understand the comprehensive process of determining total cost of construction.

Preconstruction services
Work on project procurement options, design decisions, constructability reviews, value
engineering, feasibility studies and more.

Superintendent/field engineering
Learn direct, on-site, day-to-day coordination of the construction process.

Academic areas graphic for construction science and management

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Make an impact

Construction science and management and its partner program architectural engineering
prepare students to work effectively in an integrated architecture-engineering-constructor
team, producing sustainable solutions for new and existing buildings.
Construction science and management graduates stand at the forefront to —

  • implement complex designs in an evolving industry.
  • ensure minimal impact to the environment.
  • enforce job-site safety.
  • communicate with the design team and owner.
  • incorporate technology in the construction process.
  • revitalize existing construction.
  • minimize costs and maximize the construction budget.
99% career placement
$61,770 average starting salary

Career opportunities

Construction science and management graduates pursue careers in —

  • pre-construction services
  • design build
  • business development
  • technical sales
  • project management
  • estimating
  • environmental compliance

Internships

The construction science and management internship program has 100 percent placement opportunities within a vast range of high-paying careers for students. Companies recruit students directly through the department.

K-State construction science and management alumni live in 45 states and 8 countries.

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Career placement and salary data provided by the K-State Career Center. Career placement includes K-State construction science and management graduates who are employed or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.