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Program Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate a readiness and ability to perform in the construction industry.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to apply problem solving skills and integrate technical knowledge.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to participate successfully within an interdisciplinary team environment.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of professional behavior, ethical standards, and leadership attributes.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written, and professionally present ideas.
  6. Demonstrate a propensity for life long learning and service to the industry and community at large.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • 2.0 GPA
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

CM 102Introduction to Construction Management2
CM 113Construction Materials and Assemblies2
CM 114Construction Materials and Assemblies Lab2
CM 115Fundamentals of Construction Management6
CM 214Residential Construction Management5
CM 232Evaluation of Cost Alternatives3
CM 280Building Information Modeling2
CM 313Commercial Construction Management5
CM 314Heavy Civil Construction Management5
CM 317Sustainability and the Built Environment (Area F) 14
CM 334Construction Law2
CM 335Construction Accounting2
CM 411Specialty Contracting Construction Management5
CM 413Jobsite Construction Management5
CM 443Management of the Construction Firm3
CM 450Integrated Project, Design and Program Management5
CM 460Senior Project Methodology2
CM 461Senior Project I1
CM 462Senior Project II1
Technical Electives
Select from the following:8
Service / Experiential Learning
Emerging Trends
Professional Preparation
Construction Materials / Assemblies
Construction Technology
Sustainability and Environment
International Construction Studies
Cooperative Education Experience (6 units maximum)
Select from the following:6
Structures I
and Structures II (3, 3)
Engineering Statics
and Mechanics of Materials I (3, 3)
ARCE 226Introduction to Structural Systems3
ARCE 315Introduction to Structural Design4
ARCE 421Soil Mechanics3
BRAE 239Engineering Surveying4
or CM 239 Construction Surveying
BUS 207Legal Responsibilities of Business4
BUS 212Financial Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors4
BUS 215Managerial Accounting4
ECON 221Microeconomics4
ECON 222Macroeconomics (D2) 14
ECON 303Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Immigration (D5) (USCP) 14
or ECON 304 Comparative Economic Systems
EDES 123Principles of Environmental Design (D4) 14
ENGL 310Corporate Communication (GWR)4
GEOL 201Physical Geology3
MATH 141Calculus I (B1) 14
MATH 182Calculus for Architecture and Construction Management 24
PHYS 141General Physics IA4
Select from the following:4
General Physics II (B3 & B4) 1
General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B3 & B4) 1
General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I (B3 & B4) 1
STAT 251Statistical Inference for Management I (B1) 14
or STAT 312 Statistical Methods for Engineers
(See GE program requirements below.)44
Free Electives0
Total units189

Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.


MATH 142 Calculus II substitutes for MATH 182.

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 28 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing4
Area BScience and Mathematics
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science4
B3Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
Area CArts and Humanities
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area C elective(Choose one course from C1-C5)4
Area D/ESociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy (4 units in Support) 10
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D4Self Development (CSU Area E) (4 units in Support) 10
D5Upper-division elective (4 units in Support) 10
Area FTechnology
F Upper-division elective (4 units in Major) 10
Total units44

Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.