The University of Texas at Tyler will offer a new bachelor of science degree with a major in construction management beginning this fall, Dr. Clayton Allen, UT Tyler Human Resource Development and Technology Department chair, announced.
The new construction management degree program will provide students managerial and practical knowledge with which to enter into the work force. Five new courses are being created for the program including surveying, architectural drafting and construction design theory.
“With expected increases in the number of civil engineering, commercial and residential construction projects both nationally and locally, there is a growing need for qualified managers within the industry. This degree provides an exciting new opportunity to those students seeking a career in the field of construction,” said Allen.
UT Tyler estimates approximately 30 students to officially enroll in the program its first year. Currently, more than 30 students are taking course work that will apply toward a construction management degree.
Construction management is a large and vastly diverse industry that requires professionals to be responsible for the planning, coordinating and supervising of large scale projects.
For more information or to enroll, call the UT Tyler HRD and Technology Department, 903.566.7310.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.