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Construction Management

College of Built Environments

Construction management is a diverse discipline focused on the coordination, planning and delivery of projects that compose the world’s built environment. The major classifications of construction differ markedly from one another: residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure, as well as specialties such as electrical, mechanical, framing, excavation and roofing. Construction management’s technical and business aspects make it an interesting and gratifying field of study.

Major category: Capacity-constrained

Topic(s): Arts, Humanities and Design, Business, Engineering option

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Degree requirements

Applicant type

Applicant type

Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).

Construction Management is a capacity-constrained major. While the vast majority of students enter this major by submitting an additional application once they are enrolled at the UW, you may be considered for direct admission as a freshman by listing Construction Management as your first-choice major on the freshman application. Admission may be competitive. Visit the department website for more information.

Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring / summer

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.
  • UW college and school graduation requirements

Department admission information

Departmental application deadline: April 1
Please contact the department for details about the application process.

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission.
  • Completion of minimum of 88 credits of required coursework is required. Courses must be complete by the beginning of quarter of enrollment.

Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.

Courses required for the major:

  • ME 123 NSc – Intro Visualization & Computer-Aided Design OR CEE 291 NSc – Intro to AutoCAD for Civil Engineers
  • ACCTG 215 – Accounting & Financial Reporting
  • ACCTG 225 – Managerial Accounting
  • MGMT 200 SSc – Intro to Law
  • One of the following ECON courses: ECON 200 SSc RSN – Micro Economics OR ECON 201 SSc RSN – Macro Economics
  • 7 additional SSc credits if ME 123 is taken
  • 9 additional SSc credits if CEE 291 is taken (CM 250 recommended)
  • ESS 101 NSc – Introduction to Geological Sciences
  • One of the following MATH courses: MATH 112 NSc RSN – Business Calculus OR MATH 124 NSc RSN – Calculus Analytic Geometry 1 OR Q SCI 291 NSc RSN – Analysis for Biologists I
  • PHYS 114 NSc RSN and PHYS 117 (lab) NSc OR PHYS 121 NSc RSN
    HYS 115 and PHYS 118 (lab) NSc OR PHYS 122 NW
  •  QMETH 201 NSc RSN – Statistical Methods
  • 10 additional NSc credits – (Chemistry or Environmental Science Courses recommended)
  • 5 English Composition C credits
  • 5 additional Composition or Writing W credits
  • COM 220 SSc A&H – Introduction to Public Speaking
  • 5 additional A&H credits
  • 3 Diversity (DIV): Courses that meet the university’s diversity requirement

Entering transfer information:

Total undergraduates: 148
Total from Washington community colleges: 23

Career outcomes


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