Construction Management

Degree:Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Major:Construction Management
Minor:Construction Management
Department:Administration and Law
Building 70, Room 105
850-474-2036
https://uwf.edu/construction
College:Education and Professional Studies
CIP Code:15.1001
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The Construction Management program provides students with foundational experiences and knowledge in both the commercial and residential construction sectors. The program’s focus on teaching ensures that students become proficient in the skills they will need to compete in a competitive job market.  Students will study a variety of construction methods and techniques, planning and layout, site preparation, building materials, building codes, and construction safety. Students will also learn about contracting, scheduling and business management. Coursework provides students with applied learning and field experiences in face-to-face and online learning environments.

Construction Management Specialization 

In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy.  The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.

*BOG 8.006s.1007.25(4,a-b) 

Common Prerequisites

State-mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.

ACG 2021Principles of Financial Accounting3
BCN 2251CConstruction Drawings3
BCN 2210Construction Materials3
BCN 2405Statics and Strength of Materials3
CGS 2570Personal Computer Applications3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics Macro3
ECO 2023Principles of Economics Micro3
PHY 2053Algebra-Based Physics I3
PHY 2053LAlgebra-Based Physics I Lab1
PHY 2054Algebra-Based Physics II3
PHY 2054LAlgebra-Based Physics II Lab1
STA 2023Elements of Statistics3
Take ONE of the following:3-4
Calculus with Business Applications
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Total Hours35-36

Lower Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 60 sh in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.

Major

BCN 3281CConstruction Survey and Building Layout +3
BCN 3561Construction Mechanics +3
BCN 3731Construction Safety +3
BCN 3762Building Codes +3
BCN 4258CBuilding Information Modeling +3
BCN 4431Structures I +3
BCN 4461Structures II +3
BCN 4701Construction Administration +3
BCN 4720CScheduling +3
BCN 4773Construction Finance and Controls +3
BCN 4940Construction Internship/Senior Project +3
ETD 2320Computer Aided Design +3
ETI 3445Construction Estimating +3
Total Hours39

Major Related

Students must complete a minimum of 21 semester hours of Major Related coursework chosen from the following.  Students should work with their advisor to select courses that align with their degree goals.

BCN 3590Sustainable Construction3
COM 4110Business and Professional Communication3
FIN 3144Financial Planning with Business Applications3
MAN 3504Operations Management3
MAN 3583Project Management3
MAN 4102Management of Diversity3
PLA 3429Contracts and Business Entities3
PLA 3471Employment Law3
Or other adviser approved electives
Total Hours21
 

Upper Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 3000/4000 level electives chosen from the following list to meet UWF's requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or complete all departmental requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater. 

Note: No more than 24 percent of the program requirements may be in traditional business subjects.

Construction Management Minor

Construction Specialization majors may not earn this minor.

BCN 2272Blueprint Reading3
BCN 4701Construction Administration3
BCN 4720CScheduling3
ETI 3445Construction Estimating3
Choose ONE:
BCN 3224Construction Materials and Method3
BCN 3762Building Codes3
Total Hours15