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.

The undergraduate program integrates the principles of architecture, technology, engineering, business and project management, which prepares students to effectively manage the total construction process. Specialized course work in building systems, materials and methods of construction, scheduling, cost estimating, structures, construction management, law, and business/labor relations are taught. This interdisciplinary approach provides the student with the best possible exposure to the various tools needed to become a construction industry leader.

Construction management graduates quickly become valued members of a construction team and participate in 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 professional engineers, registered architects, and owners to solve problems that may arise.

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

Because of the important role of computing in the disciplines housed within the School 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 School of Architecture website.

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