Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Construction Management Majors

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Available in both traditional and fully-online formats.

NKU’s construction management program is a nationally recognized program, accredited by the American Council for Construction Education that provides its students with both the theoretical and hands-on skills to manage a construction project from inception to completion. The program covers the technical aspects of project design and execution in addition to management and administration aspects resulting in project completion on time, within budget, and meeting the client’s expectations.

This balanced curriculum of 120 credit hours includes a minimum of six hours of co-op, allowing the students to learn onsite and apply what they learn in class to a real-world project. Students graduating from the program can work toward earning a minor in business, marketing, or entrepreneurship to complement their construction education. Graduates occupy positions such as project engineers, project managers, project superintendents, construction estimators, construction schedulers, and construction safety officers.

Students must fulfill all requirements for the major and either the standard business component or the minor in entrepreneurial studies offered by the Department of Management. Students must earn a C or better in all core courses.

If a particular course has a prerequisite that is not listed as part of the major requirements, then the prerequisite is given in italics below the course for which it is a prerequisite. These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

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Degree Requirements: B.S. – Construction Management

Core Courses in Construction Management


CMGT 101

Introduction to Construction Management


CMGT 120

Construction Materials and Methods I


CMGT 121

Construction Materials and Methods II


CMGT 220

Plane Surveying


CMGT 222

Architectural Drafting and CAD


CMGT 225

Construction Safety


CMGT 228

Soil and Foundation Interaction


CMGT 300

Cooperative Construction Management (two 0 credit-hour sessions)


CMGT 303

Construction Contracts, Documents and Administration


CMGT 305

Mechanical Systems for Construction


CMGT 306

Electrical Systems for Construction


CMGT 320

Construction Estimating


CMGT 322

Structural Analysis


CMGT 324

Construction Scheduling


CMGT 329

Construction Equipment


CMGT 415

Construction Management


CMGT 420

Construction Cost Control


CMGT 422

Advanced Project Controls


CMGT 431

Capstone Project: Residential and Commercial Construction


Select three courses from the following:

CMGT 323

Land Planning and Development


CMGT 399

Independent Study in Construction Management

(with approval of chair)


CMGT 400

Building Codes


CMGT 427

Construction Law and Legal Contracts



CMGT 429

Civil Design


CMGT 383

Advanced Technical Study

(with approval of chair)


CMGT 494

Seminar: Construction Management


Credits in Construction Management


Core Courses in Other Disciplines

MAT 119

Precalculus Mathematics



Prerequisite: MAT 109 or ACT ≥ 23


GLY 120/

GLY 120L

This Dangerous Earth Laboratory*


PHY 211

General Physics with Laboratory I*


Select one course from the following:*

MAT 128

Calculus A


MAT 129

Calculus I


STA 205

Introduction to Statistical Methods


STA 212

Statistics for Business Applications I


Core Credits in Other Disciplines


Business Component or

Entrepreneurship Minor Credits




*Required course; counts toward general education credit.

Standard Business Component


BUS 230

Legal Environment


ECO 200

Principles of Macroeconomics



-- OR --


ECO 201

Principles of Microeconomics


MGT 205

Business Management Principles


ENTP 150

Overview of Accounting


Select two courses from the following:

ECO 200

Principles of Macroeconomics


ECO 201

Principles of Microeconomics
(if not taken above)


BUS 330

Ethics: Managerial Decision-Making


FIN 305

Principles of Finance


HRM 300

Introduction to Labor Relations


LDR 205

Human Relations in Organizations


LDR 308

Leadership Development


LDR 385

Teamwork in Organizations


MKT 205

Principles of Marketing


Other as approved by the department chair




Bachelor of Science in Construction Management – Surveying Track

This program is a partnership degree program between Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and NKU. Students pursuing this track must complete the associate degree in civil engineering technology surveying from CSTCC and the advanced surveying certificate program from CSTCC. Students then transfer to NKU and complete additional coursework according to the articulation agreement between NKU and CSTCC. Graduates from this bachelor’s degree program will qualify to sit for the Professional Registration Test in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana after serving the proper residency under a licensed surveyor. Students interested in pursuing the Indiana surveyor’s license are required to take approximately three additional science courses as outlined by the state of Indiana.

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