The construction program will provide you with the necessary background for construction management careers involving planning and executing projects in a broad spectrum of specialties including commercial (office buildings, hospitals, airports), industrial (manufacturing facilities, power plants), residential (apartment buildings, homes) and heavy civil (roads, bridges, tunnels, harbors). The curriculum is designed to give you the broad technical and business management foundations required for success and continued professional growth. You’ll be trained to be a leader who understands their critical role in building and maintaining a sustainable infrastructure for our society.
Preparing You For Success
You gain a strong foundation in engineering, business and leadership as you learn how to manage a construction process, complemented by excellent opportunities to participate in undergraduate research. In addition, a number of minors in business management are available as an option to enhance your leadership skills. Your coursework culminates with a yearlong senior design project working on a real project and mentored by experienced construction professionals.
By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:
- Unique opportunities to meet and network with professionals through seminars and other events.
- Endowments in excess of $2 million for scholarships that the CEC department has secured from supporters.
- Faculty-mentored research to present at national and international conferences.
- Internships from our strong partnerships with industry leaders from around the world.
- Professional development, leadership skill building, and community engagement through five student organizations.
- Opportunities to test your skills against students from other colleges at regional and national events such as the annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Commercial Estimating Competition.
Making Your Mark
A construction degree is valuable for contractors, specialty subcontractors, project managers and manufacturers, and starting salaries are competitive across the nation. In recent years, 100% of construction majors found jobs or continued to graduate school within six months of graduation. You may also choose to pursue an advanced degree in law or business.
Communications - 9 hrs.
- ENG 101: English Composition - 3 hrs.
- ENG 300: Advanced Writing — Exposition - 3 hrs.
or ENG 301: Advanced Writing — Argumentative Writing - 3 hrs.
or ENG 304: Advanced Writing — Research in Individual Discipline - 3 hrs.
or ENG 305: Advanced Writing — Technical Writing - 3 hrs.
or ENG 306: Advanced Writing — Business Communication - 3 hrs.
- COM 103 Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs.
Mathematics - 7 hrs.
- MTH 115: Brief Calculus With Applications I - 4 hrs.
or MTH 121: Calculus I - 4 hrs.
- QM 262: Quantitative Analysis I - 3 hrs.
Physical Science - 8 hrs.
- PHY 107: General Physics I - 4 hrs.
or Physics 110: University Physics I - 4 hrs.
- Science Elective (see list below) - 4 hrs.
Additional Bradley Core Curriculum Courses - 12 hrs.
See Bradley Core Curriculum list in the schedule of classes each semester
- MI Multidisciplinary Integration - 3hrs.
- HU Humanities - 3 hrs.
- FA Fine Arts - 3 hrs.
- GP Global Perspectives - 3 hrs.
Business Management - 27 hrs.
- ECO 221: Microeconomics - 3 hrs.
- ECO 222: Macroeconomics - 3 hrs.
- ATG 157: Accounting Principles - Financial - 3 hrs.
- ATG 158: Accounting Principles - Cost Management - 3 hrs.
- BLW 342: The Legal Environment of Business - 3 hrs.
- M L 350: Managing for Results in Organizations - 3 hrs.
- MIS 173: Information Systems and Business Applications - 3 hrs.
- Business Electives (see list below) - 6 hrs.
Construction - 63 hrs.
- CON 100: Introduction to Construction - 1 hr.
- CON 114: Ethics in Construction - 1 hr.
- CON 132: Construction Graphics - 2 hrs.
- CON 206: Surveying - 3 hrs.
- CON 224: CADD in Construction - 3 hrs.
- CON 262: Mechanical and Electrical Systems I - 3 hrs.
- CON 270: Construction Materials and Methods I - 3 hrs.
- CON 320: Soil Mechanics - 3 hrs.
- CON 326: Construction Estimating - 3 hrs.
- CON 342: Construction Equipment - 3 hrs.
- CON 356: Construction Safety - 3 hrs.
- CON 372: Construction Methods Improvements - 3 hrs.
- CON 388: Contract Administration - 3 hrs.
- CON 392: Construction Scheduling - 3 hrs.
- CON 470: Design of Steel and Wood Structures - 3 hrs.
- CON 471: Concrete and Masonry Construction - 3 hrs.
- CON 492: Construction Project Controls - 3 hrs.
- CON 493: Senior Project Planning - 2 hrs.
- CON 498: Senior Project - 3 hrs.
- C E 150: Mechanics I - 3 hrs.
- C E 270: Mechanics - 3 hrs.
- Construction Elective - 6 hrs.
Minimum semester hours required: 126
Construction Electives (choose 6 hours )
All electives selected by the student should be approved by the student's academic advisor. The student should select technical electives that reflect career objectives. Students wishing to enroll in a CEC graduate-level course must have a minimum 2.75 GPA overall.
- CON 272: Construction Materials and Methods II - 3 hrs.
- CON 330: Housing - 3 hrs.
- CON 352: Sustainable Urban Environment - 3 hrs.
- CON 368: Mechanical and Electrical Systems II - 3 hrs.
- CON 394: Construction Labor and Unions - 3 hrs.
- CON 430: Commercial Construction - 3 hrs.
- CON 435: Heavy and Highway Construction - 3 hrs.
- CON 452: Green Construction and LEED - 3 hrs.
- CON 490: Special Topics I (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.
- CON 491: Special Topics II (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.
- CON 494: Construction Practice - 3 hrs.
- CON 520: Advanced Construction Practice - 3 hrs.
- CON 522: Advanced CADD - 3 hrs.
- CON 524: Building Information Modeling - 3 hrs.
- CON 526: Advanced Cost Estimating - 3 hrs.
- CON 528: Advanced Construction Scheduling - 3 hrs.
- CON 529: Advanced Construction Contracts - 3 hrs.
- CON 536: TQM Principles - 3 hrs.
- CON 537: Construction Simulation - 3 hrs.
- CON 540: Project and Company Management - 3 hrs.
- C E 250: Dynamics - 3 hrs.
- C E 356: Pavement Design - 4 hrs.
- C E 591: Advanced Topics I (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.
- C E 592: Advanced Topics II (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.
Business Electives (choose 6 hours)
- ASB 315: Risk and Insurance - 3 hrs.
- BLW 345: Law of Business - 3 hrs.
- BLW 355: Labor-Management Relations - 3 hrs.
- BLW 395: Real Estate Law - 3 hrs.
- BLW 446: Employment Law - 3 hrs.
- ENT 280: Entrepreneurial Creativity - 3 hrs.
- ENT 381: Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Students - 3 hrs.
or ENT 382: Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
- ENT 383: Managing Entrepreneurial Growth - 3 hrs.
- ENT 385: Technology Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
- ENT 386: Social Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
- ENT 389: Topics in Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
- FIN 322: Business Finance - 3 hrs.
- MIS 272: Business Analytics Tools and Techniques - 3 hrs.
- MIS 276: Developing Information Systems for E-Commerce - 3 hrs.
- MIS 378: Human/Computer Interaction and Usability Testing - 3 hrs.
- MIS 379: Information Systems Security - 3 hrs.
- ML 353: Operations Management in Organizations - 3 hrs.
- ML 356: Human Capital in Organizations - 3 hrs.
- ML 357: Leading Organizations - 3 hrs.
- ML 358: Managerial Decision Making - 3 hrs.
- ML 456: Compensation Management - 3 hrs.
- ML 457: Advanced Human Capital Management - 3 hrs.
- ML 459: Topics in Management - 3 hrs.
- MTG 315: Principles of Marketing - 3 hrs.
Science Electives (choose 4 hours)
- GES 101: Principles of Earth Science - 3 hrs.
and GES 102: Principles of Earth Science Laboratory - 1 hr.
- CHM 110: General Chemistry I - 3 hrs.
and CHM 111: General Chemistry I Lab - 1 hr.
- PHY 108: General Physics II - 4 hrs.
Sample program plan information is provided for sample purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor about their individual plan for course registration and completion of program requirements.
|First Year - Fall Semester|
|CON 100||Introduction to Construction||1 hour|
|BCC OC||COM 103 - The Oral Communication Process||3 hours|
|BCC QR||MTH 115 - Brief Calculus With Applications I
OR MTH 121 - Calculus I
|BCC1 MI||Multidisciplinary Integration||3 hours|
|SC2||Science Elective2||4 hours|
|First Year - Spring Semester|
|CON 114||Ethics in Construction||1 hour|
|CON 132||Construction Graphics||2 hour|
|MIS 173||Information Systems and Business Applications||3 hours|
|BCC1 HU||Humanities||3 hours|
|BCC NS||PHY 107 - General Physics I
OR PHY 110 - University Physics I
|BCC W1||ENG 101 - English Composition||3 hours|
|Sophomore - Fall Semester|
|CON 270||Construction Materials and Methods I||3 hours|
|C E 150||Mechanics I - Statics||3 hours|
|CON 206||Surveying||3 hours|
|CON 224||CADD in Construction||3 hours|
|ATG 157||Accounting Principles - Financial||3 hours|
|BCC SB1||ECO 221 - Principles of Microeconomics||3 hours|
|Sophomore - Spring Semester|
|CON 262||Mechanical and Electrical Systems I||3 hours|
|C E 270||Mechanics of Materials||3 hour|
|ATG 158||Accounting Principles - Cost Management||3 hours|
|BCC QR2||QM 262 - Quantitative Analysis I||3 hours|
|BCC SB2||ECO 222 - Principles of Macroeconomics||3 hours|
|Junior - Fall Semester|
|CON 326||Construction Estimating||3 hours|
|CON 342||Construction Equipment||3 hours|
|CON 372||Construction Methods Improvement||3 hours|
|BLW 342||Legal Environment of Business||3 hours|
|BCC W2||Communication ENG 300 - Advanced Writing--Exposition
OR ENG 301 - Advanced Writing - Argumentative Writing
OR ENG 304 - Advanced Writing--Research in Individual Discipline
OR ENG 305 - Advanced Writing--Technical Writing
OR ENG 306 - Advanced Writing--Business Communication
|Junior - Spring Semester|
|CON 320||Soil Mechanics||3 hours|
|CON 356||Construction Safety||3 hours|
|CON 388||Contract Administration||3 hours|
|CON 392||Construction Scheduling||3 hours|
|M L 350||Managing for Results in Organizations||3 hours|
|Senior - Fall Semester|
|CON 470||Design of Steel and Wood Structures||3 hours|
|CON 493||Senior Project Planning||2 hours|
|CON 492||Construction Project Controls||3 hours|
|Business Elective 2||3 hours|
|BCC1 FA||Fine Arts||3 hours|
|BCC1 GP||Global Perspectives||3 hours|
|Senior - Spring Semester|
|CON 471||Concrete and Masonry Construction||3 hours|
|CON 498||Senior Project||3 hours|
|CON2||Elective Course||3 hours|
|CON2||Elective Course||3 hours|
|Business Elective2||3 hours|
Total Hours: 126
1 Bradley University Core Curriculum education courses may be selected from an approved list for each category. They may be taken in any sequence, not necessarily in the semester indicated. Other university general education requirements are satisfied by specific courses required above.
2 Electives must be selected from an approved list.