Construction Management | LSU Majors

Construction Management

You want a balance between engineering know-how, business prowess, and people skills in order to build projects from the ground up.

About Construction Management

Construction Managers use engineering and business principles to oversee the entire construction process. This includes estimating/budgeting, contract law, construction methods and materials, scheduling, safety, and effective communication. Industry emphasis areas include industrial, highway, commercial, residential, and general construction. Graduates are easily employed in this booming industry and can either work their way up within a construction company or start their own construction management business.

Sample Course Plan

This is to be used as a guide for prospective students to get an idea of what courses are taken with this program. The General Catalog houses the most accurate and current degree requirements for each program at LSU.


Legend: Major-Specific Engineering Other Engineering Science Math General Education



Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Intro to Construction Management Construction Materials and Methods II Construction Estimating Construction Safety
Construction Materials and Methods I Structural Principles and Practices Construction and Civil Materials Applied Structural Design
Statistics and Graphics (CS) Construction Equipment Mechanical and Electrical Systems Construction Project Management
Intro to Management Information Systems Construction Surveying Soils in Construction Construction Enterprise
Intro to Environmental Science Construction Plan Reading Construction Scheduling and Cost Control Industry Emphasis Area Course
Business Calculus Survey of Accounting Construction Contracting Industry Emphasis Area Course
General Ed: Arts Economics Principles Industry Emphasis Area Course Building Information Modeling (BIM)
General Ed: Humanities General Physics I Industry Emphasis Area Course Principles of Management
General Ed: Humanities General Physics II Business Law Business Finance
General Ed: English Comp I Fundamentals of Comm. or Public Speaking General Ed: English Comp II Principles of Marketing
  General Ed: Social Sciences    



Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • grade of “C” or better in MATH 1550

Senior College

College of Engineering


B.S.C.M., Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Business & Economics:  High Intensity
  • Math:  Medium Intensity
  • Communication:  Low Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Technology:  Low Intensity
  • View all course loads

Related Majors