Jan 16, 2022  
2021-2022 Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Bulletin

Department of Construction Science


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The Construction Science and Management Program at Tuskegee University founded in 1933, as a four- year degree program within the Department of Mechanical Industries, is the oldest construction baccalaureate program in the country. The name of the program changed over the times to meet the ever-changing demands of construction project clients and to reflect the common dynamics that are characteristic of construction projects and the overall construction industry. The program was originally called Building Contracting (1933-1940), Building Construction (1941-1970), Building Science and Building Construction (1971-1972), Industrial Technology and Building Science (1973), Industrial Technology and Building Technology (1974-1982), Construction (1983-1986), and Construction Science and Management (1987-present). Additionally, the curriculum of the program has changed considering its inception when it focused on specific trades such as masonry, plumbing, brickmaking, to the present where its curriculum focuses on producing all-round construction professionals while continuing to reinforce the founding policy of Tuskegee University―”Learning to do by doing.”

The CSM curriculum provides professional training in construction project management. The coursework can be completed in four years and offers a wide variety of course offerings including construction methods, sustainability principles, surveying, project controls management, building information modeling, business, humanities, physical sciences, and general studies. Specifically, the four-year program in construction science and management produces “Project Ready” construction professionals who are managers of people, finance, time and physical resources, and who are knowledgeable of the standards of quality and safety required of all trades employed during the construction process. 

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