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Construction management

LIKE TO BUILD THINGS? CONSIDER A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT. EVERY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT – FROM BUILDINGS TO BRIDGES TO HIGHWAYS – NEEDS PROFESSIONALS WHO KNOW THE INS AND OUTS OF THE TRADE. IT’S A GROWING FIELD THAT OFFERS JOB SATISFACTION AND HIGH SALARY POTENTIAL.
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As a construction management major, you take courses in materials, construction design, surveying, soils, project estimation, management and more. Our program emphasizes hands-on learning. You’ll spend a lot of time in the lab and in the field. And you’ll actually tackle projects for real clients. These experiences will teach you how to work on teams, communicate effectively, problem-solve and think critically. With these skills, you’ll be in demand in the workforce.

Large institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention and opportunity you’ll find here. Our construction management students visit and observe job sites. They assist professors with research, participate in national competitions and intern at leading construction firms. They star on our sports teams and lead student organizations.

Here, you won’t get lost in the crowd. You’ll be part of close-knit family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships with your classmates. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, co-ops or internships, and career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success and open doors for you.

Upon graduation, you’ll be armed with the construction management skills to carve out a terrific career!

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Curriculum

Major
Minor
Preprofessional Program
Concentration
Pathway

OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS

BE STRATEGIC

Strategize your future. A co-op or internship gets you on the fast track to a great job. In our co-op program, you’ll combine coursework with supervised work experiences. Based on your interests and skills, we’ll match you with the perfect co-op or internship. Often, these experiences lead to offers of full-time employment. Students in the past have completed co-ops or internships at Alvada Construction/Kirk Brothers, Ferguson, Kiewit, Kokosing, Rudolph-Libbe, Turner, Tuttle-Touchstone, and Walsh

BE A CHAMP!

We rock when it comes to competitions. Each year, our student teams compete against top-notch schools from across the country – and we come out on top! The Associated Schools of Construction (ACS), for example, sponsors a cool competition in which student teams race to put together a comprehensive proposal for a construction project. 



Bryan Callahan

THINK SUCCESS

BRYAN CALLAHAN BS IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ’12

I liked the idea of driving down the road someday and seeing visual proof of my work. I have a sense of pride in what I do, and I’m able to look around Columbus and see various facilities where I’ve had a hand in building their systems. The small-school environment gives you the attention you need and relationships that will last a lifetime. The school may be small, but the ONU family is a big network. No matter where I may be traveling, I run into someone with a tie to this great school!

Bryan Callahan selected construction management because he wanted a hands-on major and career. At ONU, he played football and club volleyball and participated in the Epsilon Pi Tau honorary society and ONU’s chapter of the Construction Managers Association. Today, he’s a project manager for Speer Mechanical in Columbus, Ohio, overseeing HVAC and plumbing projects that utilize the latest technology and exceed customer expectations. He credits ONU for helping him to grow as a person and professional.

OUTCOMES AND COURSES

SOLID OUTCOMES

  • ONU is the only private university to have programs accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
  • In the last six years, 100 percent of our graduates were either employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • The typical annual salary for graduates is more than $50,000.

COURSES

You will need 120 credit hours to earn a Bachelor of Science in construction management. The flexibility of the program and opportunity for electives allow students to obtain minors and conduct co-ops and internships during the school year. Select an industry path and become certified in sustainability by becoming a Green Associate, or further your PM skills with the Associate Constructor certification or a BIM designer with Autodesk certifications. Construction courses include:

  • Construction Design
  • Applied Soils
  • Project Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Construction Method and Materials
  • Concrete Applications
  • Surveying
  • Construction Specifications
  • Bidding and Estimating
  • Human Resource Management

WHERE COULD YOU END UP?

POSSIBLE JOBS

  • Estimator
  • Assistant project manager 
  • Crew leader 
  • Scheduler 
  • BIM designer 
  • Logistics manager
  • Field engineer 
  • Site superintendent
  • Project coordinator
  • Facilities manager

ALUMNI SUCCESS

Our students find employment opportunities in all areas of the construction industry from general contracting, oil and gas to electrical, concrete, bridges and highways, including Alvada Construction/Kirk Brothers, Ferguson, Kiewit, Kokosing, Rudolph-Libbe, Turner, Tuttle-Touchstone, and Walsh.