Indiana State Online

Construction Management B.S.


The University offers a fully on-line bachelor of science (B.S.) in construction management. The program combines education and experience in both technical and managerial skills to prepare students for leadership roles in the construction profession. With its comprehensive, management-oriented focus, the program helps students understand the impact of construction on the environment and society and prepares students to be leaders in this exciting field.

  • The bachelor of science in construction management includes a 90-credit major plus 30-36 credits of foundational studies (general education) for a total of 120-126 credits. The student may or may not need the additional 6 credits beyond 120 depending on whether they have qualified high school or transfer language credit hours. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.
  • The program provides instruction in: building design and planning; environmental control systems; principles of quality concrete and the proper techniques used in the field; project management, including construction costs, budgets, bids, critical path scheduling, inspection, manpower utilization, and cost control; theories of forces in building structures; and use of tapes, levels, and transits to layout structures, determine elevations, and locate boundaries.
  • Courses in the major are developed and taught by full-time professors who have work experience in the field. Students gain real-world experience through participation in the Co-op/Internship Program, which provides actual work experience.
  • The program can be completed in four years (full time) if the student follows this program of study. Students also have the option of part-time study.
  • The Construction Management Program is open to eligible in-state and most out-of-state students. Please check your state's rules and policies here.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Required Courses:

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Course Delivery

Courses in the construction management major are offered online. Foundational Studies requirements can be fulfilled by a combination of coursework earned through the University's online learning program and the student's local college or university. On-campus visits are not required.

Technology Requirements

All students enrolled in the Construction Management Program must have access to a Windows computer. Mac users will need to install Windows on the Mac. Some applications in the Program only run in the Windows operating system. This is nonnegotiable.


Our graduates obtain careers in entry-level management positions in the areas of field supervision, estimating, planning, scheduling, expediting, quality control, and project administration.

The typical placement rate of graduates is 90% within one to three months of graduation, as long as the student is willing to be a bit mobile and relocate. Many receive multiple job offers for a variety of positions, including:

  • Project engineer
  • Project manager
  • Safety manager
  • Scheduler
  • Superintendent
  • Estimator

Fees & Expenses:

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Financial Aid & Assistance:

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, payment plans, veterans benefits, and special scholarships for entering transfer students. In addition, the College of Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

Admission Requirements:

This program is open to in-state and many out-of-state students.

Freshmen—General Admission Standards

  • Completion of the Indiana Core 40 high school curriculum (or equivalent for non-Indiana graduates) with a grade point of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Indiana high school graduates must have passed both the mathematics and English sections of ISTEP or receive an official waiver from their high school.

EXCEPTIONS: Indiana Core 40 (or equivalent) not required if high school diploma was awarded prior to 1998. ISTEP not required if high school diploma was awarded prior to 2002. Acceptable GED scores may be submitted to satisfy admission requirements listed above. The admission of applicants older than the traditional college age will be determined individually, with special attention given to employment experience and motivation.

Transfer Students—General Admission Standards

  • Good standing at last accredited institution attended
  • A 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all college-level studies

NOTE: Transferable hours are restricted to courses in which the applicant earned a grade of "C" or higher, and courses at the 100-level (and above) from regionally accredited colleges and universities.


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  2. Instructions

Once admitted, students receive notification from the University as well as their University ID number needed to activate their Sycamore login on the MyISU Portal. The Portal offers access to online registration, University records, and other important University services, including e-mail, and University announcements.

NOTE: Returning ISU students must apply for re-admission if they have not attended ISU for more than two calendar years.

Further Information:

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.