Construction Management (BS)

What is Construction Management?

A professional construction manager is someone who coordinates all that goes into a construction project. The overall goal of a construction manager is to meet the needs of their clients, by producing a financially sound project that is completed on time. This product must meet the specific needs of the client as well as the codes put forth by government.

What can I do with a Construction Management Degree? 

Working professionals with construction management degrees often work as project managers, superintendents, estimators, schedulers, or green construction/LEED specialists. Many people in the construction industry own and operate their own businesses.

   Course planning

Choose an area of study (associate degree), earn Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and complete pathway courses. The below pathway outlines the required Henry Ford College courses.  Courses not taken or transferred from Henry Ford College can be completed at Wayne State University.

Choose an area of study

Associate Degree  
Engineering Technology-Construction Management (AAS) Architecture/Construction Technology (AAS)
Associate in Arts (AA) Engineering Technology-Mechanical (AAS)
Associate in Science (AS) *Welding Technology (AAS)
Associate in General Studies (AGS)  

*Due to the requirements associated with these programs the total amount of credit earned will likely exceed the minimum bachelor's degree requirement.                            

Earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

MTA Requirement/Specific Course Credit Hours Notes
*ENG 131 Intro to College Writing (ENG 1020) 3  
*ENG 135 Business and Technical Wiring (ENG 3050)  3  
*MATH 175 Precalculus (MAT 1800)   5 or MATH 165 
*CHEM 131 Principles of Chemistry (CHM 1020)   4  
*PHY 131 General Physics (PHY2130/31)  4  
*BEC 151 Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2020) 3 or BEC 152
Approved Social Science (see MTA) 3 Second Social Science must be from different discipline
*PHIL 139 Ethics (PHI 2320)     3 Accepted as PHI1120
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts (see MTA) 2-3 Second Humanities/Art must be from different discipline
Total                                                    30 credits (min.)  

*Meets MTA requirements and/or satisfies Wayne State degree requirement (prerequisites may be required, see HFC Academic Advisor).                 

Complete pathway courses

Course Credit Hours
MATH 180 Calculus I (MAT 3430)    5
Any BBA or MGT courses 6
Any BLDA 120 or higher (Lower division CMT technical)   9
*Lower Division Technical   18
Total      38 credits


  Course planning 

The following courses are required to finish the degree requirements.  Any pathway course(s) not completed at the community college can be completed at Wayne State University. 

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Construction Management

Course Credit Hours
CMT 3050 Construction Accounting/Financial Mgt.  3
CMT 5030 Facilities Mgt Principles    3
ET 3870 Engineering Economics Analysis   3
CMT 3000 Construction Estimating and Bidding    3
CMT 3010 Introduction to Construction Management   3
CMT 3020 Residential/Commercial Land Development/Design 3
CMT 3030 Construction Safety Management  3
CMT 3040 Building Codes   3
CMT 3070 Introduction to Green Construction     3
CMT 3080 Advanced Computers in Construction     3
CMT 4050 Construction Methods         3
CMT 5060 Planning and Scheduling     3
CMT 5070 Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings  3
CMT 4200 Senior Project    3
CMT Elective (3000 or higher course work) - See WSU Advisor        3
Total 45 credits

 Transfer credit summary

Transfer credit summary Credits
Henry Ford College transferable credits 75 credits

Required Wayne State University credits

45 credits (minimum)

Total credits required to complete bachelor's degree 120 credits (transferred or WSU)
  • WSU requires a minimum of 30 hours in residency. 
  • You can review how courses transfer using the course equivalency tool for other acceptable equivalences.

How do I get started?

  • Join Wayne State Transfer Pathways
  • Schedule a WSU Transfer Success Appointment         
  • Meet with your academic advisors and track your academic progress 


  • The pathway allows multiple associate degree options with the flexibility to customize your degree path. The minimum eligibility to participate in the Wayne State Transfer Pathways is a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and an associate degree (earned or Reverse Transfer).  
  • All college-level (non-developmental), non-duplicated courses with a 2.0 (C) grade point average (GPA) or above will be considered for transfer credit.  Earned credit will transfer as 1) direct course equivalency, 2) major/department credit, or 3) elective credit. Credits not earned at the community college will need to be taken at WSU.  
  • These pathways do not replace the importance of community college and Wayne State academic advising. The pathway provides a general roadmap to degree completion. 

Primary contacts

    Henry Ford College
    Academic Advising
    313-317-6845 |                                     

             Transfer Student Success Center 

Career insights

This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.