2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Construction Management (BS.CPM)

Program Description 

Vermont State University’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program transforms construction students into construction leaders. It is a management program, not a trade program, though understanding and appreciating the importance of the trades is one of the learning outcomes. 

There are very strong connections with the construction industry, including alumni who are working at companies locally in Vermont as well as across the country. Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor are the main focus in the program and have resulted in graduates who are career-ready in a high- demand profession. 

Students participate in a paid internship after their first year. Experience, mentoring, and practicing construction leadership are integral to the internship and to student success. In their senior year of the BS degree program, students participate in the Associated School of Construction (ASC) contest along with most of the Construction Management schools from New York and New England. This contest provides students the opportunity to perform office-style leadership and management tasks for a real-world construction project. Students gain tremendous skills and confidence from this experience that are useful early in their careers. 

Students graduating from this program have remarkable opportunities; they work on and have leadership roles on some of the largest and most important construction projects in Vermont and nationally. Conversely, some students choose to work for themselves or family businesses; their career path is varied. 

The physical location of the Construction Management program contains areas designed for conferences, presentations, concrete testing, and group projects. The faculty are dedicated to face-to-face instruction, personalized coaching, and active participation. 

Program Outcomes 

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics. 

  1. Formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs. 

  1. Develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions. 

  1. Understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. 

  1. Communicate effectively to a range of audiences in a range of ways and function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty. 

Program Core (102 credits)

Please note: There are no CPM program electives.

Credits Required for Major: 102

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a degree, students must fulfill the major-specific requirements as well as satisfy all other Degree Requirements  including the Connections General Education Program Requirements .

Sample Degree Map

Degree Map (Sample) - BS.CPM