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Construction Management and Operations

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Building on solid foundations.

The Construction Management and Operations is offered as a minor.  Its unique curriculum combines our established technical design instruction with newly-developed elements focusing on resource and project management. 

The minor is open to all majors and will enhance your area of study.

Construction Management & Operations Minor

A minor in Construction Management consists of 15 semester hours, which must include:

  • along with other 400-level selections from:
    • ARC 213 -Construction Estimating Fundamentals
    • ARC 410 - Construction Safety Management
    • ARC 411 - Time, Value and Risk Management
    • ARC 412 - Sustainable Construction Management and Green Building
    • ARC 413 - Budget and Cost Management

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course taken to satisfy the requirements of the minor, and students must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for those minor courses.

An advisor within the School of Architecture must be consulted before selecting this minor.


Kijoung Na
Academic Advisor

1100 Lincoln Dr
Mailcode 6606
Carbondale, IL 62901

Ph: 618-453-1240

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Career Opportunities

The construction industry's recent rate of growth is significant, and the need for well-trained professionals is high. Graduates of this specialization enter careers including:

  • Project Engineer
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Estimator
  • Scheduler

Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates an 8% increase in construction management careers from 2019 to 2029 This estimate is much faster than the average for all occupations.

The median annual wage for construction managers was $97,180 in May 2020.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Construction Managers, at (visited June 02, 2021).


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