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 Science 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. For more information, please visit the 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. In addition to the requirements for all School 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’ll 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.