Academic Programs of Study

Construction Management

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction Management

  • First and only four-year Construction Management program in Northeast Pennsylvania 
  • Construction Managers are in demand.
  • Get the benefits of a large school education in a small school setting.

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Construction Management Degree at Marywood

Learn all phases of a project from design to execution. Our Construction Management program is housed within Marywood’s renowned School of Architecture, so students enjoy close partnerships with other disciplines in the built environment.

With a Construction Management degree from Marywood University, you can apply your knowledge to a range of industry applications. You will get your education in a region of the country that has numerous opportunities for this growing occupation and enter a profession with excellent job prospects, expected to increase 8 percent through 2029, much faster than the national average for all occupations. Additionally, the Marywood liberal arts core allows students to approach problems critically and innovatively. Our integrative curriculum connects business practices, construction knowledge, emergent building technologies, and design practices. We teach with a design/build approach, instilling sustainable construction principles and novel problem-solving skills, to prepare graduates to take on the most complex situations in the construction profession.

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Miguel A. Calvo Salve, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Architecture

James Eckler
Director, School of Architecture

Stephen Garrison
Associate Professor, Interior Architecture

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architecture_studioA two-story commons under a continuous skylight harvests abundant natural light throughout the day and serves as the building's "agora" - an open, shared, central space for educational exchanges among students and faculty. This is an ideal place for group discussions, debates, displays, and project critiques.

Every student is provided an individual work space with a drawing board, personal storage area, pin-up wall, and space for a laptop.

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A bachelor’s degree in Construction Management prepares graduates to manage complex projects in the construction industry. Construction Managers plan, budget, coordinate, and supervise construction projects throughout every step of the process. They work with all members of the team, from designers to contractors, to fulfill client needs and positively contribute to the built environment.

Your Job Prospects Are Great!

About 34,700 openings for construction managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. The best job opportunities will be open to those with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, coupled with construction experience.

Salary: 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of construction managers is projected to grow 8 percent through 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. That growth percentage is even greater in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, particularly NEPA/Lehigh Valley. Those with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, coupled with construction experience, have the best job prospects. The median annual wage for construction managers was $97,180 in May 2020. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $56,880, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $169,070.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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B.S. Construction Management

Marywood’s new Construction Management program participates in the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) Mentor Program. As part of ACCE’s five-year process for new programs on the path to full accreditation, Marywood University is a Prospect School, currently in a mentoring partnership with The Ohio State University.

Year/Semester

Course#

Course Name

Credits

1st Year Fall

CM

Intro to Construction Management

3

 

 

BUS131

Intro to Accounting I

3

 

 

CORE

ARCHWAY – ENGL160

3

 

 

CORE

ARCHWAY– RST112

3

 

 

CORE

MATH REQUIREMENT (See Placement)

3

 

 

UNIV 100

New Student Seminar

1

 

 

 

 

16

 

1st Year Spring

ENVS

Topics and Issues in Sustainability

3

 

 

COMM 101A

Essential Communication Skills

3

 

 

CM

SURVEYING

3

 

 

CORE

ARCHWAY– SOC/HIST

3

 

 

 

 

15

 

2nd Year Fall

ARCH 217

Building Technologies II

3

** Studio model of instruction

 

CM

Graphics for Construction Management

3

 

 

CORE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT I

3

 

 

CORE

PATHWAY – +SCI (Physics for Architects)

3

 

 

CORE

PATHWAY – +FA

3

 

 

 

 

15

 

2nd Year Spring

IARC 322

Materials and Methods

3

 

 

ARCH 227

Building Technologies III

3

** Studio model of instruction

 

CM

Design Build

3

** Studio model of instruction

 

ECON100

Economics

3

 

 

CORE

PATHWAY – +HIST

3

 

 

CORE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT II

3

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

3rd Year Fall

 

ARCH 317

 

Building Technologies IV

3

 

** Studio model of instruction

 

CM

SITE PLANNING AND EQUIPMENT

3

 

 

COMM 206

Organizational Communication

3

 

 

CORE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT III

3

 

 

CORE

PATHWAY – +LIT

3

 

 

 

 

15

 

3rd Year Spring

ARCH417

Building Technologies V

3

** Studio model of instruction

 

CM

COST ESTIMATING

3

 

 

CM

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

3

 

 

BUS 252

Business Law

3

 

 

CORE

PATHWAY– +PHIL

3

 

 

CORE

PATHWAY– +RST

3

 

 

 

 

18

 

4th Year Fall

ARCH 427

Building Technologies VI

3

** Studio model of instruction

 

CM 410

CONSTRUCTION FINANCE

3

 

 

CM

PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

3

 

 

BUS 121

Principles of Management

3

 

 

CORE

PATHWAY – +SSCI

3

 

 

CM XXX

Program Elective

3

 

 

 

 

18

 

4th Year Spring

ARCH 457

Building Technologies VII

3

** Studio model of instruction

 

CM

SENIOR CM CAPSTONE

3

 

 

CM

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & SAFETY

3

 

 

CORE

PATHWAY – PATHWAY ELEC

3

 

 

CORE

CORE CAPSTONE

3

 

 

 

 

15

 

TOTAL

120-130