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B.A. in Construction Management Online

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Rowan's Bachelor of Arts in Construction Management is the perfect solution to completing your degree in this growing field. Our program is a great fit if you have an associate’s degree, or at least 60 credits with the remaining credits necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree. Applicants with less than 60 credits may work with an enrollment counselor to explore available options.

Our program is ideal for journeypersons and seasoned professionals in the construction industry, as well as apprentices who want to develop leadership skills and advance their careers. The degree prepares you to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and associated facilities. Our program's success is bolstered by the endorsement of North America’s Building Trades Unions.

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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 Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 36 S.H.

CM 01301

Fundamentals of the Construction Industry I


CM 01302

Fundamentals of the Construction Industry II


CM 01303

Project Building Systems


CM 01304

Project Administration


CM 01305

Cons Cost Accounting, Estimating & Finance


CM 01306

Construction Project Planning & Scheduling


CM 01407

Advanced Leadership & Communication


CM 01408

Industrial Relations in the Construction Industry


CM 01409

Building Energy Systems for Cons Managers


CM 01410

Building Construction Systems & Codes


CM 01411

Construction Safety and Loss Prevention


CM 01412

Capstone Course


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.

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions 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 will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $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
Construction Management

Career Outlook

The construction industry continues its growth and our degree positions you for a successful career in a variety of high-stakes roles, such as general contractor, cost estimator, facilities engineer, construction supervisor, or building inspector. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of construction managers to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028 - make sure you're ready!


Additional Information

Alumni Success

Earning Your Degree From Across the Country

Meet Jeremiah, who completed the Construction Management degree from his California home. He now works for the fourth-largest general construction management firm in the United States.

Jeremiah says: "My kids now know that you can never be too old to go back to school and better yourself and your chances at advancing your career.”

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