Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Construction Science and Management (Residential Construction Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. Students must complete the following 30 semester credit hours of Pre-Construction coursework: 
    CHEM 1135Engineering Chemistry Laboratory1
    CHEM 1335Engineering Chemistry3
    CSM 1260Introduction to the Construction and Concrete Industry2
    CSM 2313Architecture Design I - Construction Documents3
    CSM 2342Construction Materials and Processes3
    MATH 2328Elementary Statistics3
    MATH 2417Pre-Calculus Mathematics4
    PHYS 1115General Physics I Laboratory1
    PHYS 1125General Physics II Laboratory1
    PHYS 1315General Physics I3
    PHYS 1325General Physics II3
    TECH 2351Statics and Strength of Materials3
    Total Hours30
  3. When a student completes the above Pre-Construction coursework, with the required 2.50 GPA and a "C" or better in all the Pre-Construction coursework, or is currently enrolled in their final Pre-Construction course(s), the student can apply to become a "Full Major".

General Requirements

  1. After completing the Pre-Construction coursework, students will be allowed to enter the major and to enroll in the following Construction courses: 
    CSM 2160Introduction to Construction Surveying and Site Layout1
    CSM 2360Residential Construction I: Home Production3
    CSM 3360Structural Analysis3
    CSM 3361Commercial Building Construction Systems3
    CSM 3363Heavy, Civil and Highway Construction Systems3
    CSM 3366Soils and Foundations3
    CSM 3367Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems3
    CSM 3369Residential Construction II: Business Practices3
    CSM 4313Architectural Design II - Technology in Construction3
    CSM 4361Construction Estimating3
    CSM 4364Construction Project Management and Scheduling3
    CSM 4369Construction Contracts, Risks, and Ethics3
    CSM 4370Residential Capstone3
    CSM 4380Construction Safety3
    TECH 2190Industrial Internship1
    Total Hours41
  2. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 credit hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course. Students may be required to earn an additional elective to reach the 120 minimum total credit hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.
  5. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  6. If two years of the same language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  7. A minor in Business Administration is required for this degree program. Courses for the minor in Business Administration are included in the following degree plan.
  8. No “D” grades received at other institutions will be credited towards the major.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CSM 12602MATH 23283 
PHYS 1315 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN PHYS 1301] )3PHYS 1325 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN PHYS 1302])3 
PHYS 11151PHYS 11251 
MATH 2417 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN 2412])4CSM 23423 
US 11001CSM 23133 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Communication Component Code 0103 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3  
 17 16 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
ACC 23013CSM 23603TECH 21901
CHEM 13353CSM 33603 
BLAW 23613PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 2306])13 
CHEM 11351CSM 33613 
TECH 23513CSM 21601 
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3Component Area Option Codes 0903 
 16 16 1
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CSM 43613CSM 33663 
CSM 43643CSM 33673 
CSM 43693CSM 33693 
ECO 2301 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN ECON 1301])23CSM 43133 
 American History Component Code 0603 
 12 15 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CSM 33633CSM 43703 
MGT 33033MKT 33433 
CSM 43803CIS 3317 or CSM 33683 
American History Component Code 0603Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3 
Component Area Option Codes 0903  
 15 12 
Total Hours: 120

While PHIL 1320 is strongly preferred, the department will allow PHIL 1305 to satisfy this requirement. Other Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 courses will not satisfy this requirement.


While ECO 2301 is strongly preferred, the department will allow an ECO 2314 course that is assigned component Code 080 to satisfy this requirement. Students who complete ECO 2314 in lieu of ECO 2301 will also need to complete ECO 2315 for the required Business Administration minor.