Bachelor of Science in Building Construction

The Bachelor of Science in Building Construction (BSBC) gives students a complete view of the building life cycle, including design, construction and operation. Students learn technology-driven methods of construction management and critical leadership skills. The curriculum shows students how prefabrication, 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, drones, and robotics can impact safety, profitability, and sustainability. It's the major for students who prefer the practical and tangible aspects of the built environment, incorporating perspectives of construction contractors, owners, and facility managers.

Curriculum

The BSBC program consists of 120 credit hours plus wellness. It includes five free electives that can be used for a minor, three professional electives, and a Capstone project. An entrepreneurial component to the curriculum teaches students business concepts and communication skills, preparing them for business ventures in construction or technologies.

Wellness
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
or APPH 1060 Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1301Introduction to Computing3
or CS 1315 Introduction to Media Computation
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Introduction to Linear Algebra2
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I4
Lab Science Elective4
Core E - Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
The United States to 1877
The United States since 1877
American Government in Comparative Perspective
Government of the United States
American Constitutional Issues
ECON 2100Economic Analysis and Policy Problems3
Any SS6
Core F - Courses Related to Major
BC 2610Construction Technology I3
BC 2620Construction Technology II3
BC 2631Construction Seminar2
BC 2632Construction Materials and Methods3
BC 2634Construction Plans and Estimates3
BC 2636Construction Safety3
Major Requirements
BC 3600Construction Cost Management3
BC 3630Project Management I3
BC 3640Construction Mechanics3
BC 4050Building Information Modeling for Multi-disciplinary Integration3
BC 4130Intg Design Constr & Dev3
BC 4600Project Management II3
BC 4660Entrepreneurship in Construction3
BC 4630Senior Capstone Project3
BC 4660Entrepreneurship in Construction3
BC 4672Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems for Construction Managers3
BC 4680Professional Internship3
BC 4710Green Construction3
Professional Electives
ARCH/CEE/CP 3000-level electives9
Free Electives
Free Electives15
Total Credit Hours122