Construction Science & Management

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The UTK Construction Science and Management (CSM) (Formerly known as: Construction Science and Agricultural Systems (CSAS) is a BS degree in the Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science (BESS) Department. This degree is designed to prepare students for entry into the very broad and diverse range of management careers related to the modern construction industry. Students in a program of this type typically enjoy the outdoors, utilizing multiple technologies, and enjoy the sense of accomplishment of seeing a project grow from an idea to a finished product. A successful construction science graduate from this program exhibits skills in leadership, teamwork, communication, technical abilities, and professional/environmental responsibility.   

The UTK Construction Science degree brings together components of engineering, architecture, business, and technology to produce Project Managers, Estimators, Superintendents, and Construction Entrepreneurs. The degree will provides a strong background in math and science along with relevant construction technologies and techniques. On the job training is provided through internships and/or cooperative work experiences with opportunities to apply classroom skills to actual construction operations. The business and management related coursework can lead to a Minor in Business Administration.     

See ACADEMICS for additional curriculum information and catalog links. 

Construction Science at the University of Tennessee

We are committed to preparing graduates for entry into the very broad and diverse range of careers related to construction.

We are committed to having a competitive program that provides a sound science background that will prepare our graduates for future advances in construction, and strong business and management skills which enable our graduates to be successful in the emerging, highly competitive, construction industry. In addition, our graduates will have an appreciation for sustainable construction practices, lean management, professional practice, and the value of teamwork.

Construction Engineers

Construction Specific Departmental Faculty

John R. Buchanan

Daniel T. Sain

Angela V. Smith

Dr. Blake Whitman

Construction Related Departmental Faculty

Andrew C. Sherfy

Contributing Instructors/Industry Professionals

William F. Clayton
Corporate Council
Flatiron Construction

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