Construction Science & Agricultural Systems Degree
Summary: The four-year degree in Construction Science and Agricultural Systems is offered through the Herbert College of Agriculture. Construction Science is a blended program of science, engineering, business, architecture and technology that provides a strong, broad background in construction management. The plan of study encompasses the numerous components inherent to a successful construction manager. This concentration has provisions for elective courses to be taken in the specified subject areas. Students should consult with their advisors each semester about their interests and the appropriate classes to meet the students’ needs. Internships will not be counted as course credit but are highly recommended and serve as a major component to a successful construction career.
The Construction Science Club, a student-governed organization, provides engagement with the construction industry and additional educational opportunities beyond the classroom. Examples of extracurricular activities include: introduction to professional societies, volunteerism, seminars, field-trips student competitions, intramural sports, and fellowship.
Construction Science Club is comprised of students and friends of the Construction Science Program in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science. The primary goals of the club are the development of relationships with national and state professional construction organizations, expanding construction knowledge and enhancing the spirit of giving through volunteerism. The club currently holds student chapter charters with:
The Associated Builders and Contractors
The Associated Builders and Contractors-Greater Tennessee Chapter
The Associated General Contractors of America
The Associated General Contractors of Tennessee-Knoxville Branch
For more information on the club email the club advisor at:
Charlie D. Parker
Director of Construction Science
Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
The University of Tennessee
The Construction Science Program was founded in 2010. Given the youth of the Construction Science Program it is currently in the preliminary stages of the construction specific accreditation process. Once the pre-qualifying period is complete the program will be seeking accreditation through the American Counsel for Construction Education (ACCE).