Why Choose Construction Management?
The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management produces graduates who are prepared to manage the entire construction process. This industry-driven degree blends technical instruction in construction and engineering with a strong business education. It builds on a foundation strong in basic construction technology, mathematics, science and general education with program courses covering project costs, estimating, economics, scheduling, contracts, safety, engineering fundamentals, technical communication, advanced computer software and technology, and business management.
The construction industry has more than 650,000 employers with over 6 million employees and creates nearly $1 trillion worth of structure each year. It accounts for 4% of the US GDP. The United States is the second largest construction market in the world.
The ACCE accredited Construction management program at Ferris fills a vital need for time, cost and quality control in construction projects through the application of proper management tools in the many construction industry sectors - commercial, industrial, civil, and residential.
With proper education and training, Construction Management graduates can anticipate obtaining leadership positions in general contracting, construction management, project coordination, field supervision, quality assurance/control, estimating, marketing, field inspection and subcontracting. There are also opportunities as estimators, schedulers, developers, and owner's representatives.
Admission to the College of Engineering Technology is open to high school graduates who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies. Among first-time students in our technical programs, the average high school GPA is 2.8, and the average ACT composite score is 20. Students coming from high school will be directed to the appropriate Associate's degree to be completed first. Transfer students should meet with the Program Coordinator to determine where they will fit into the program.
Students may enter the Construction Management program after meeting the following requirements:
- Passed MATH 120/116 with a C- or better (or transfer equivalent with C or better)
- Credit for PHYS 211
- Completion of the AAS-BCTM, AAS-CETH, or AAS-ARCH degree or equivalent courses prior to entry into the 300 and 400 level CONM courses
- 2.0 GPA in Associate Degree major courses
- 2.5 cumulative college GPA to be eligible to start the 300+ level Construction Management courses.
General Education Requirements
All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree are here
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.
Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.
The Construction Management program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree.
- maintain a 2.00 cumulative FSU GPA
- have 40 credits at the 300/400 level
- have 30 credits of Ferris classes (FSU Residency requirement)
- have a minimum 120 total credits to earn a bachelor degree
- 22 of the 29 credits earned with the 300 and 400 level CONM courses must be taken at Ferris State University.
- complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.
Construction Technology & Management Programs
605 Warren Ave. GRN 227
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
The College of Engineering Technology Construction Management, BS program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
The next accreditation review is scheduled for 2018-2019.
Construction Management - 122-123 Credits
100 & 200 Level CONM, BCTM, CETM