Construction Science - BS

The Construction Science Program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. Strong ties are maintained with the construction industry via the Construction Industry Advisory Council, an organization of construction and construction-related companies and individuals committed to supporting the Construction Science Program at Texas A&M University.

Because of the important role of computing in the disciplines housed within the College of Architecture, all entering students are required to possess a portable, network-ready personal computer capable of running software appropriate to their academic program. Financial aid is available to assist students in their computer purchases. No student will be denied admission to Texas A&M University based on an inability to purchase a computer. Additional information is available on the College of Architecture website.

In addition to the academic coursework, each student is required to accomplish an approved internship of full-time practical work experience with a contractor, or in a construction-related work activity. For more information, please visit the Department of Construction Science website.

Construction Business and Management
ACCT 209Survey of Accounting Principles3
ECON 202Principles of Economics3
FINC 409Survey of Finance Principles3
MGMT 209Business, Government and Society3
MGMT 309Survey of Management3
MKTG 409Principles of Marketing3
Construction Science
COSC 175/AREN 175Construction Graphics Communication3
COSC 253Construction Materials and Methods I3
COSC 254Construction Materials and Methods II3
COSC 301Construction Surveying2
COSC 321Structural Systems I3
COSC 325Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems in Construction I3
COSC 326Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems in Construction II3
COSC 421Soil and Structural Analysis.3
COSC 275Estimating I3
COSC 353Construction Project Management3
COSC 364Construction Safety I1
COSC 375Estimating II3
COSC 381Professional Ethics in the Construction Industry1
COSC 463Introduction to Construction Law3
COSC 465Advanced Topics in Construction Law3
COSC 475Construction Project Planning3
COSC 477Construction Project Controls3
COSC 494Internship7
Select one of the following:4
Interdisciplinary Capstone
Residential Capstone
Commercial Capstone
Industrial Capstone
Specialty Capstone
Technical Elective
Select one of the following:3
Facility Management Principles and Practices
Industrial Construction
Building Information Modeling System
Construction Safety II
Special Topics in...
Approved study abroad course
MATH 141Finite Mathematics3
MATH 142Business Calculus3
Life and physical sciences
PHYS 201College Physics4
Select one of the following:4
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
Principles of Geology
Life and physical sciences1
General Education
COMM 203Public Speaking3
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
ENGL 210Technical and Business Writing3
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
American history6
Creative arts and ICD3
Select one of the following:
Survey of World Architecture History I
Survey of World Architecture History II
History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Architecture
Art History Survey II
Design Process
Language, philosophy and culture and ICD3
Total Semester Credit Hours120

A grade of C or better is required in all College of Architecture coures (ARCH, ARTS, CARC, COSC, ENDS, LAND, URPN and VIST) to satisfy Construction Science degree requirements.