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

Scholarships Offered:

  • Alpha Building Corporation Scholarship in Honor of Viola and Gordon Kovich
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management
    • Preference will be given to students enrolled in the UTSA Honors College
  • Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing / CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • American Subcontractors Association – SA/ CIAC Annual Scholarship in Construction Science and Management
    • Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours and actively pursuing a degree in Construction Science and Management at the University, or its successor. An exception may be made on a case-by-case basis when the students is not required to be enrolled for 9 credit hours, such as when the student is pursuing an internship, providing the student is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  • Associated Builders and Contractors South Texas Chapter / CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • Associated General Contractors of America, San Antonio Chapter Endowed Scholarship in Construction Science and Management
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management
    • Must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student
    • Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a high school in Bexar County
  • Bartlett Cocke General Contractors / CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • Bartlett Cocke General Contractors Endowed Scholarship in Construction Science and Management
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management
    • Preference will be given to students enrolled in the UTSA Honors College
  • Beldon Roofing Company / CIAC Annual Scholarship in Constructin Science and Management
    • Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit ours and actively pursuing a degree in Construction Science and Management at The University, or its successor. An exception may be made on case- by- case basis when the student is not required to be enrolled for 9 credit hours, such as when student is pursuing an internship, provided the student is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  • Builders’ Exchange of Texas / CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • Construction Industry Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship in Construction
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • Fred and Cathy Raley / SpawGlass Endowed Scholarship in Construction Science and Management
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
    • Must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student
    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Galaxy Builders / CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • Gardner Law Firm / CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • Guido Construction / CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • Joeris General Contractors / CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • Joeris General Contractors, Ltd. Endowed Scholarship in Construction Science and Management
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management
    • Preference will be given to students enrolled in the UTSA Honors College
  • Linbeck Group/ CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • Marek Brothers Systems / CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • SpawGlass / CIAC Annual Scholarships
    • Declared major in Construction Science and Management at the undergraduate level
  • Tejas Premier Building Contractor- Annual Scholarship in Construction Science and Management
    • Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours and actively pursuing a degree in Construction Science and Management at the University or its successor. An exception may be made on a case-by-case basis when the student is not required to be enrolled for 9 credit hours, such as when the student is pursing an internship, provided the student is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  • The Casey M. Jedrziewski Memorial Annual Scholarship in Construction Science and Management
    • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours and actively pursuing a degree in Construction Science and Management at UTSA of its successor
  • The Turner Construction / CIAC Annual Scholarship in Construction Science and Management
    • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours and actively pursuing a degree in Construction Science and Management at UTSA of its successor
  • Alterman Inc. CIAC Annual Scholarship in Construction Science and Management
    • Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit ours and actively pursuing a degree in Construction Science and Management at The University, or its successor. An exception may be made on case- by- case basis when the student is not required to be enrolled for 9 credit hours, such as when student is pursuing an internship, provided the student is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  • Shadrock & Williams Masonry/CIAC Annual Scholarship in Construction Science and Management
    • Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours and actively pursuing a degree in Construction Science and Management at The University, or It successor. An exception may be made on a case-by-case basis when the student is not required to be enrolled for 9 credit hours, such as when the student is pursuing an internship, provided.the student is enrolled.in a minimum of 6 credit hours.

Student Life

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. 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. Students studying Construction Science and Management may consider becoming involved in:

  • Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society
  • Associated General Contractors of America-San Antonio Student Chapter
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Student Chapter
  • Global Brigades

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Construction Science & Management Major

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