B.A. in Construction Management Online

B.A. in Construction Management Online

B.A. in Construction Management Online

Rowan University's B.A. in Construction Management degree completion program provides those with an associate's degree or at least 60 credits with the remaining credits necessary to complete a bachelor's degree in this growing field while taking classes online. Applicants with less than 60 credits may work with an enrollment counselor to explore available options. This program is ideal for journeypersons and seasoned professionals in the construction industry as well as apprentices who are looking to develop leadership skills and advance their careers. The B.A. in Construction Management degree prepares individuals to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and associated facilities. Rowan University's program has received the endorsement of the North America's Building Trades Unions.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Supplement construction experience with the managerial skills required to propose, plan, and implement a range of construction projects.
  • Develop competence in integrating safe and ethical practices efficiently and profitably.
  • Communicate effectively with construction teams and community members.
  • Develop effective project management strategies and techniques.
  • Manage construction projects with appropriate scheduling software.
  • Estimate quantity take-offs and costs with computer aided methods.
  • Master issues related to construction law and project management.
  • Understand materials and methods listed in the Construction Specification Institute's Master Format.


Rowan University requires the completion of 120 semester hours (30 s.h. must be at Rowan University) of approved general education and major coursework in order to graduate with a bachelor's degree.


The following courses make up the B.A. in Construction Management program.

  • General Education Requirements: 31 s.h.
    • Composition: 6 s.h.
    • Science (Lab) & Mathematics: 7 s.h.
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 s.h.
    • History, Humanities & Language: 6 s.h.
    • Non-Program Courses: 6 s.h.
  • Rowan Experience Requirements: 15 s.h.
    • Artistic and Creative Experience: 3 s.h.
    • Literature: 3 s.h.
    • Multicultural/Global: 3 s.h.
    • Public Speaking: 3 s.h.
    • Writing Intensive: 3 s.h.
  • Elective Coursework: 38 s.h.
  • Program Requirements: 36 s.h.
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 36 S.H.
CM 01301 Fundamentals of the Construction Industry I 3
CM 01302 Fundamentals of the Construction Industry II 3
CM 01303 Project Building Systems 3
CM 01304 Project Administration 3
CM 01305 Cons Cost Accounting, Estimating & Finance 3
CM 01306 Construction Project Planning & Scheduling 3
CM 01407 Advanced Leadership & Communication 3
CM 01408 Industrial Relations in the Construction Industry 3
CM 01409 Building Energy Systems for Cons Managers 3
CM 01410 Building Construction Systems & Codes 3
CM 01411 Construction Safety and Loss Prevention 3
CM 01412 Capstone Course 3
General Education Requirements: 46 S.H.
Elective Coursework: 38 S.H.
Total Required Credits: 120 S.H.

Credit for Prior Learning
In addition to transfers from other accredited colleges and universities, credit toward the degree may be awarded for prior work and experience. One of the particular aspects of this program will be for students to be able to convert into credits part of their working experience through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Rowan University accepts assessments of credits by external agencies including College Level Examination Placement (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and through the New Jersey Prior Learning Assessment Network agreement, Thomas Edison State College. Rowan University is an American Council on Education (ACE) member institution and participates in the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) program. For students seeking degree completion, students are referred to an academic department advisor for concurrence and academic advisement.


Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Associate's Degree or 24 semester hours of transferable college credits

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • North America's Building Trades Unions Members must submit a copy of their current, active union card.


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the B.A. in Construction Management Online program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall - Module 1 September 1 July 1
Spring - Module 3 January 19 November 1
Summer - Module 5 May 18 April 1