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.
The ACADEMICS tile provides additional information, including the current Construction Science curriculum.