Bachelor of Science in Construction Management


The objective of the construction management (CM) program is to provide students with knowledge and skills that are valued by commercial, residential and infrastructure sectors of the construction industry. As construction managers and professionals, our graduates plan, organize and control projects of various types and sizes. Additionally, our graduates enjoy a high placement rate and maintain a reputation of adapting well to industry needs and advancing in their professional careers.


At ECU, all CM students are given a solid base knowledge of key components of the construction industry. A series of core courses are offered in a face-to-face setting, covering the major classifications of construction — commercial, residential and infrastructure.

Commercial Construction Courses

The Commercial Construction courses are designed to prepare students to assume positions of responsibility within the commercial construction industry. The curriculum includes project-based information and commercial construction examples from industry leaders within the course content. Specific course work includes planning and scheduling, estimating, codes, safety and ethics.

Residential Construction Courses

Residential Construction courses provide a specialization for students in the area of residential construction. Specific residential coursework highlights the areas of land development, design, residential construction methods, marketing, cost analysis and customer service. These knowledge areas prepare graduates for entry-level positions in the residential industry.

Gold Standard

The “Gold Standard” curriculum resources were developed from a HELP grant given to the Department of Construction Management at East Carolina University. The information gained from this research is available to anyone who wishes to learn about residential construction by contacting us for any of the following items.

  1. Curriculum Development
    1. Learning Outcomes
    2. Advice
    3. Consulting
  1. Model Course Flow Template
    1. Original Residential Construction degree
    2. Creating a Residential Concentration degree
    3. Modified generic Construction degree

Infrastructure Construction Courses

Infrastructure Construction courses provide focused education in infrastructure construction such as highway, bridge, pipelines and other “heavy civil” construction projects. Specific coursework includes highway materials, plans and specifications, construction techniques and processes, and schedule management using CPM and linear scheduling. Graduates learn the skills necessary to succeed in the infrastructure construction industry.