Feb 26, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management, B.S.

(120 units)


The Mission of the Construction Management program is to educate and prepare students to succeed in the construction management profession by providing them with essential technical, managerial and communication skills and tools which will enable them to perform current and future construction management tasks and to promote the need for life-long learning.

Educational Objectives

The Construction Management program educational objectives are to produce graduates, who after entering the construction management practice with a knowledge of fundamental construction management principles and current technologies, communication skills and practical construction experience, will:

  1. Provide substantial contributions to the construction industry.
  2. Pursue life-long learning through continuing education and/or advanced degrees in construction management or other related fields.
  3. Continue to develop professionally through participation in professional organizations and/or participation in professional development activities in the industry.
  4. Progress towards professional certifications.

Major Declaration

Freshmen admission to engineering majors is to a ‘pre-major’ status (i.e., Pre-Construction Management). Continuation in the major will be subject to meeting specific lower division course and GPA requirements at CSULB that indicate the student’s ability to succeed and complete the major. Transfer applicants and CSULB students seeking admission into Construction Management must also meet similar major specific requirements. To become fully admitted into the Construction Management major, all prospective students (i.e., pre-majors, undeclared, major changes) must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and complete the following lower-division courses with a minimum grade of “C” prior to earning 60 units:

Core Lower-Division Major Requirements:

General Education Foundations Courses:

  • Written and Oral Communication

Degree Progress

First-Time Engineering freshmen pre-major and transfer students must complete the Engineering Degree Progress Requirements within their first academic year. At the end of the second full semester, typically Spring, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor from the Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC) to determine if the student’s performance in the courses merits an additional Semester to complete. Such students must submit a Degree Progress Extension Petition with the College of Engineering Dean’s Office.

First-Time Freshmen:

A grade of “C” or better must be achieved within one calendar year.

Transfer Students:

A grade “C” or better must be achieved within one calendar year.

All Engineering Majors

All Engineering majors are expected to make satisfactory degree progress by completing attempted units, limiting repeats/withdrawals, satisfying critical benchmark courses in a timely manner, and maintaining minimum 2.0 Overall and Major GPAs.  Degree Progress is monitored for all undergraduate students each semester. Petitions to attempt a course for the third time are only considered in extenuating circumstances. Students who are not making satisfactory degree progress as described above will have a hold on their registration and are required to meet with their advisor to develop an academic plan.  Failure to satisfy the academic progress requirements will result in the student being disqualified from the major.


A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all of the courses required for the major. A minimum of 120 units is required for the Bachelor’s Degree.

Lower Division:

Upper Division:

Upper Division Electives:

Take six units of electives in consultation with an advisor:

A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all required courses.

Fieldwork Requirements

Fieldwork experience is required for the BS in Construction Engineering Management, consisting of no less than three months full-time (or equivalent part-time) of employment in an approved industry or governmental agency. The student must hold a position equivalent to a technician or higher which affords the opportunity to exercise responsibility usually given to those who have completed two years of college. The fieldwork must be completed prior to graduation, be certified and approved by the faculty of the department.