Construction Science - BS

The Construction Science undergraduate program provides specialized course work in building systems, materials and methods of construction, scheduling, cost estimating, structures, construction project management, law, and business/labor relations with the goal of preparing students to effectively manage the total construction process.  Upon graduation, students have a wide range of opportunities within the construction industry to pursue careers such as estimators, project managers, safety managers, superintendents, quality assurance/control managers and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing coordinators. 

In addition to their in class academic coursework, each student is required to successfully complete an approved internship of full-time practical work experience with a construction company during a spring or fall semester.  This internship provides students with opportunities to hone skills in resume building, networking, evaluation of offers, and application of classroom knowledge in the field.  The Department of Construction Science facilitates this process through one of the largest department level career fairs at Texas A&M University.  

Following graduation, Construction Science graduates quickly become valued members of a construction team and participate in construction project planning, cost estimating, scheduling, supervision, and commissioning of complete facilities in a timely, safe and quality manner. They also possess the professional knowledge to confidently interact with trade contractors, professional engineers, registered architects, and owners to solve problems and execute at a high level.

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Science degree program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The Department maintains strong ties with the construction industry via the Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC), an organization of construction and construction-related companies and individuals committed to supporting the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University.

Are you ready to begin your career in the construction industry? Explore our website, Department of Construction Science, to learn more!

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 requirements for all College of Architecture students, Construction Science majors also have additional requirements of:

  • Not a macOS laptop (most of the software used in construction science industry is not compatible with macOS.)
  • Not a chromebook (most of the software used in construction science industry is not compatible with chromebook.)
  • Discrete graphics (the additional graphics chip provides the processing power required by industry standard software. The more RAM this chip has, the better it will be able to handle large, complex models. Nvidia chipset is recommended.)

This program is also offered at the Texas A&M Higher Education Center in McAllen, Texas.