Construction Management


Why study Construction Management?

The University of Cincinnati’s B.S. in Construction Management Degree takes a deep exploration of the design-build-construct continuum. As a student in the Construction Management program, you will master the fundamental technical and management principles to lead development’s schedule, cost, quality, safety, and scope to improve today’s society.

At UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), it’s all about you – we strive to help develop you into the person employers want to hire. Throughout your time with us, you will:

  • Gain hands-on training in the fields of construction methods, project scheduling, budgeting, and project controls
  • Take courses that cover all aspects of the design-build-construct continuum and includes focuses in management, engineering, and business
  • Customize your experience with more than 600 organizations, including Construction Student Association, competitions such as Associated Builders and Contractors National Student Competition, Design-Build Institute of America’s National Student Competition, and more
  • Build an impressive resume and professional network through our nationally-recognized co-op program at companies such as Messer Construction Company, Danis Building Construction Company, Helix Electric, Walsh Construction, and Turner Construction

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria for this program vary based on a comprehensive review of the relative strength of courses, academic performance, co-curricular activities, and supplemental information provided through the application.
First-year students applying to this program should also have completed the following college preparatory subjects:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and statistics or trigonometry. Pre-calculus is highly recommended. (4 units)
  • Science, including Chemistry or Physics (3 units)
  • Social sciences (3 units)
  • Electives (5 units)

Careers in Construction Management offer the ability to gain responsibility quickly, becoming job-site superintendents, project managers and officers of companies. Plus, job opportunities are available worldwide. Graduates typically are employed by:

  • General contractors
  • Specialty contractors
  • Construction management firms
  • Building owners
  • Corporate builders
  • Developers
  • Engineering firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Utility companies
  • Government agencies
  • Educational and health institutions. 

At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning. That’s why we invented the first ever Cooperative Education (Co-op) program in 1906. Today, it’s the largest of its kind in the United States. The Co-op model—which places students in full-time employment in their field—supplements the classroom curriculum to make for an educational experience like no other.

Transfer students in good standing from accredited colleges and universities will be considered for admission to the college at the first, second and third-year levels. The degree requirement of professional practice experience normally precludes acceptance beyond the third-year level. For further detailed information such as required grade point average, please refer to the Transfer Students page.

For more information, visit the Transfer and Transition Advising Center

Transfer students should apply using our transfer student online application

Transfer Articulation Agreements & Pathways 

UC has developed clear pathways (articulation agreements) between select associate degrees at partner institutions and compatible bachelor’s degrees at UC. Each pathway includes a Transfer Degree Map that offers a semester-by-semester course comparison to assist with your transfer planning. 

The following institutions have Transfer Degree Maps for this major: 

  • Cincinnati State Technical & Community College 

Students changing majors from outside programs or colleges within UC, please visit the Transition Students page.

For additional information on international requirements, visit UC’s International Admissions page.

Application Deadlines

First-year students must begin the program during fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. High school students who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by December 1 of their senior year in high school.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Construction Management and Similarly Named Programs Program Criteria.

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment
College of Engineering and Applied Science
653 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-3648

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