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Construction Management

What is Construction Management?

Construction Managers ensure construction projects are completed on time and on budget, without sacrificing the quality of work, or the safety of their workers. From design to completion, Construction Managers work through the entire process of turning a blueprint into reality.

As cities grow, so does both the demand for Construction Managers and the career potential of our graduates. Build hospitals, universities, or refineries, from an office chair or on site – the possibilities are as varied as our students' interests.

Why Construction Management?

100% job placement in the construction industry from our program

Over $74,000 (since 2021) average starting salary for our graduates

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education since July 2014

Annual construction career forum to learn about career pathways and job openings

Program includes feedback from high-level construction executives

No construction experience required

Is Construction Management right for me?

  • Do you like solving problems?
  • Do you like working with people?
  • Do you like variety?
  • Do you want to travel?
  • Do you want a career that is in-demand?
  • Do you want to build something that lasts?

Where do Lamar University's CM graduates work?

Industrial Construction Companies
· Richard Construction
· Turner Industries
· Trinity Industrial Services

Civil/Heavy Construction Companies
· Mason Construction
· Sundt Construction
· BOMAC Contractors
· Gulf Coast, an Oldcastle Company
· LD Construction

Commercial Construction Companies
· Bartlett Cocke
· SpawGlass

Specialty Contractors
· ISC Constructors (Electrical)
· ENC Global (Pipeline)


What are some courses I might take?

Planning and Scheduling

Construction Cost Estimating

Project Management

Industrial and Mechanical Construction


Capstone Project

Degree Course Requirements

Curriculum Flowchart


What kind of path will I take upon graduation?

With hands-on experience, a required internship, and high industry demand for qualified construction managers, many students graduate with a job offer in hand. Students start work as schedulers, estimators, or assistant project managers for large commercial and industrial construction companies. Depending on the size company you work for, you may be paired with a mentor to expand the scale of construction projects you manage, or you may work as part of a team to deliver large construction projects. In a few years, most of our students have advanced to manage multi-million dollar projects, and come back to campus in order to recruit more LU students just like them.

Construction Management majors often become?

  • Schedulers/Estimators
  • Superintendents
  • Construction/Project Managers
  • Safety Managers
  • Business Owners



Your Department Chair

Dr. Seokyon HwangDr. Seokyon Hwang
Interim Director and Professor

Phone: (409) 880-7557

Office: Galloway Building, Room 221

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
B.S. Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea