Construction Science & Management

Do you consider yourself to be a dynamic person? Do you enjoy working with others and managing projects? If you are interested in having a great level of autonomy in a high-paying job, then the B.S in Construction Science and Management may be the degree for you.

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UTSA’s Construction Science and Management Program

Students who obtain the four-year Construction Science and Management degree (CSM) have a wide range of professional construction industry career opportunities in the office and the field. The construction industry provides an environment where CSM graduates thrive and achieve success through communication, collaboration and leadership.

The Department of Construction Science maintains a close partnership with the construction industry through its Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC). In addition to providing a significant number of scholarships, sponsoring service projects, mentorship, speaking in classes, and offering part-time and full-time employment, the CIAC also sponsors a variety of  social events: mixers, tailgating, cook-off, sports, competitions, and field trips, among others. CSM Student organizations are very active and have significant industry support.

The UTSA four-year B.S. in CSM degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

What You’ll Learn

CSM graduates coordinate and supervise a wide variety of projects, safely completing them on time, within budget, and meeting industry standards. CSM graduates adapt to the dynamics and challenges of the construction industry, and enjoy a great deal of autonomy in the workplace while they work closely with other disciplines such as architects and civil engineers. CSM Graduates are in great demand for internships and jobs upon graduation.

Careers in Construction Science & Management

Top job titles for Construction Science & Management graduates include:

• Construction Manager
• Estimator
• Civil Engineer
• Construction Foreman

Construction Science & Management and its related career pathways are currently in higher than average demand in San Antonio in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA, and Denver, CO. More than 144,000 Construction Science & Management-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

The Department of Construction Science in collaboration with the Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC) hosts two annual Construction Career Fairs to help the students secure internships and full-time jobs. The CIAC also offers a significant number of scholarships to financially support the students while pursuing the construction degree. Additionally, the University provides individualized assistance to help students enhance their marketable skills to successfully transition from the classroom to career.

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.

Industries for Construction Science & Management Graduates

Construction Science & Management is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Construction Science & Management-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Nonresidential Building Construction
• Architectural, Engineering Related Services
• Utility System Construction
• Residential Building Construction
• Building Equipment Contractors
• Real Estate

Salaries for Construction Science & Management Graduates

The salary range for open construction science & management-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $60,565
median $82,894
top 10% $106,401

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Construction Science & Management Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Construction Science & Management graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Construction Science & Management may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You are a good planner
• You are well organized
• You like solving puzzles and problems
• You are good with technology

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