Department of Construction Science

The construction industry is the largest industry in the nation with more than 7.7 million employees who annually produce more than 5 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. Managing the construction process requires a broad understanding of the principles of construction science as well as leadership skills in motivating teams and integrating a wide range of tasks to produce a completed project.

The primary mission of the Department of Construction Science is to prepare students for successful careers and future leadership roles in construction and construction-related industries. The program integrates principles of architecture, technology, engineering, business and project management preparing students to effectively manage the total construction process. Courses taught by the Department include construction materials and methods, fundamental design courses in soils and foundations, mechanical and electrical systems and structures, project control systems and management, construction law, labor and contracts, and industry emphasis courses. In addition, related courses from other colleges are included to ensure a broad base of knowledge in business, engineering and construction fundamentals.

Enrollment in Construction Science Upper Level Program

  1. Students must have satisfactorily completed at least 54 hours of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.5 for those courses completed at Texas A&M University.
  2. Students must satisfactorily complete the following courses as part of the 54 hours of coursework with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to be considered to upper level:
    Construction Science
    COSC 153Introduction to the Construction Industry3
    COSC 175/AREN 175Construction Graphics Communication3
    COSC 184Construction Safety I1
    COSC 253Construction Materials and Methods I3
    COSC 275Estimating I3
    COSC 284Introduction to Applied Workplace Ethics, Etiquette and Communications1
    ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
    ENGL 210Technical and Professional Writing3
    or COMM 203   or Public Speaking 
    MATH 140Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences3
    MATH 142Business Calculus3
    PHYS 201College Physics4
    CHEM 119Fundamentals of Chemistry I4
    or GEOL 101
    GEOL 102
       or Principles of Geology and Principles of Geology Laboratory 
    Total Semester Credit Hours34
  3. Students must apply for upper level through the department. The application is to be submitted the semester or summer session in which all of the above criteria are met.

    • March 1 for Summer admission

    • June 1 for Fall admission

    • October 1 for Spring admission

Ahn, Changbum R, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012

Aryal, Ashrant, Assistant Professor
Construction Science
PHD, University of Southern California, 2020

Behzadan, Amir H, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, University of Michigan, 2008

Birdwell, Randall P, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
BEN, Texas A&M University, 1978

Boldt, Gary L, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
BS, Texas A&M University, 1983

Carlson, Kimberly A, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
MAR, Texas A&M University, 2002

Choi, Kunhee, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, University of California at Berkeley, 2008

Cokinos, Gregory, Visiting Lecturer
Construction Science
JD, South Texas College of Law, 1982

Daigneault, Melissa S, Visiting Lecturer
Construction Science
JD, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2003

Dixit, Manish K, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2013

Dudley, Drew, Visiting Lecturer
Construction Science
MEN, Texas A&M University, 2012

Ellis, Debra R, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
JD, Baylor University, 1993

Escamilla Jr, Edelmiro E, Instructional Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2011
MAR, Texas A&M University, 2002

Feigenbaum, Leslie H, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
MS, Texas A&M University, 1985

Fickel, Larry W, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
BS, Texas A&M University, 1981

Guerra Santos, Hernan, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
MS, Texas A&M University, 2003

Ham, Youngjib, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
MAR, Seoul National University, Korea, 2011

Hartell, Julie Ann, Assistant Professor
Construction Science
PHD, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2014

Houston, Jonathan, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
BEN, Texas A&M University, 2007

Jeong, Hyungseok David, Professor
Construction Science
PHD, Purdue University, 2005

Kang, Ho-Yeong, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2001

Lavy, Sarel, Professor
Construction Science
PHD, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, 2006

Lewis, Michael P, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, North Carolina State University, 2009

Marraro, Anthony R, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
MS, Texas A&M University, 1997

McCloskey, Aarika, Visiting Lecturer
Construction Science
JD, Southern Methodist University, 2014

McGinn, Larry, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
MS, Texas A&M University, 2003

McGowan, Anne B, Instructional Professor
Construction Science
MS, Texas A&M University, 1976

Nichols, John M, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, University of Newcastle, Australia, 2002

Palmer, Richard C, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
BS, Texas A&M University, 1988

Rodgers, William S, Professor of the Practice
Construction Science
JD, Texas Tech University, 1978

Rybkowski, Zofia K, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, University of California at Berkeley, 2009
MAR, Harvard University, 1991

Ryoo, Boong Y, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1995

Simms, Lance Eric, Senior Lecturer
Construction Science
MS, Texas A&M University, 2000

Sparks, Sarah, Visiting Lecturer
Construction Science
MPH, Texas A&M University, 2017

Suermann, Patrick C, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, University of Florida, 2009

Whitman, John M, Visiting Lecturer
Construction Science
BS, Texas A&M University, 1989

Williamson, Kenneth C, Associate Professor
Construction Science
PHD, University of Oklahoma, 1994