BS Four-Year Degree Plan

Sample Schedule

The B. S. in Construction Management degree is a comprehensive program that can be completed in four years or a total of nine semesters, which includes one summer semester.This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University, your choice of a minor or second major, and your placement in English and mathematics. Adjustments can be made to this plan in consultation with your advisor. A projected course offering list is provided in the course rotation.


Students must complete MTH 261 (5) or MTH 287 (3), to be admitted into the degree program.


After your sixth semester, be sure to take TCM 494: Professional Internship. Successful completion of an internship is required to fulfill degree requirements.

Course Groupings

Students must also complete 9 hours of elective coursework from the following courses. Course groupings indicate area of emphasis.

This is a model four year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

Total hours14-16
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
or MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
TCM 121 Construction Principles and Practice 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours16-17
BIO 101 Biology in Your World
or GLG 115 Life of the Past
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I
or PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I
TCM 122 Construction Materials and Methods 3

Third semester (fall)

Total hours18
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology
or CSC 210 Public Affairs Issues in Computing
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
TCM 221 Construction Documents and Quantity Take-off 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
TCM 267 Statics 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours16
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology
or GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
TCM 226 Construction Project Administration 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours15
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
TCM 320 Construction Contracts, Specifications and Law 3
TCM 321 Mechanical Systems for Buildings 3
TCM 359 Principles of Project Management 3
Cultural Competence 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours16
TCM 322 Electrical Systems for Buildings 3
TCM 324 Construction Cost Estimating 3
TCM 326 Construction Soils and Foundations 3
TCM-494 Internship (Summer) 1
Major Business Course 3
Course Grouping Emphasis Area 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours18
TCM 223 Construction Surveying 3
TCM 425 Construction Planning and Scheduling 3
TCM 454 Construction Safety Management 3
Course Grouping Emphasis Area 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours16
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
TCM 427 Construction Equipment Management 3
TCM 318 Structural Design Principles 3
TCM 453 Construction Cost Management 3
TCM 499 Senior Project 1
Course Grouping Emphasis Area 3

GPA requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 125 and upper division hours (300+) to 40.

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA required to graduate from Missouri State University.