2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Construction Management and Interior Design

J. Jones, Chairperson

The Department of Construction Management and Interior Design prepares graduates for careers in designing and building the environments in which we live, work, and play. Majors in the fields of construction management and interior design are offered through accredited programs that prepare graduates for careers in these disciplines. Minors are offered to prepare majors in allied fields to collaborate with these disciplines.

The major in construction management may be taken as either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, both of which are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. Coursework includes technical and managerial aspects that combine theory with hands-on learning approaches. Students complete a specialized minor in business administration and two internships in the industry, and have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of specialized technical electives. Graduates go on to assume positions in a variety of fields, including commercial, industrial, institutional, heavy/highway, and residential construction.

The minor in construction management offers students in other disciplines, particularly design and business, the opportunity to enhance their degree with the knowledge and skills for building a variety of projects.

Majors in interior design may elect to take either the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, both of which are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The curriculum includes 18 credit hours of graphic communication, 18 credit hours of design studios, and an internship in the industry. Graduates are prepared for careers in a variety of settings such as commercial, health care, hospitality (restaurant and hotel), and store planning. All interior design students are required to participate in a portfolio review during the second semester of the first year to be admitted to the 200-level courses and higher. Admission is competitive.

The minor in interior design offers students in other majors the opportunity to enhance their design, space planning, and aesthetics skills as they relate to the interior of the built environment. Admission to the interior design minor is competitive and limited to five students per year. A separate application is required.