Construction Science

Program Description:  The Associate of Science degree in Construction Science is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical construction science program at a four-year college or university. With this, it provides the foundation to work at a construction company for the students desiring only an associate degree.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
Construction Science 3 Area of concentration - select from: ARCH 2312 - Architectural Technology; MATH 1325 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences; ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting; ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
Restricted Elective 3 Select from: ARCH 1301 Architectural History I ARCH 1302 Architectural History II
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3 Or select a course from the Communication core area.
MATH 1324 - Math for Business & Social Sciences 3 Select a course from the Mathematics section of the Core Curriculum. Students who wish to transfer to the TAMU Construction Science program should take MATH 1324
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking 3 Or select a course from the Component Area Option core area.
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
Construction Science 3 Area of concentration - select from: ARCH 2312 - Architectural Technology; MATH 1325 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences; ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting; ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
Restricted Electives 3 Select from: ARCH 1303 Architectural Design I ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture ARCH 1315 Architectural Computer Graphics
PHYS 1401 - College Physics I 4 Or select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. Students who wish to transfer to the TAMU Construction Science program should take PHYS 1401 - College Physics 1
Creative Arts 3 Select a course from the Creative Arts core area.
PHED 1164 - Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1 Or select a course from the Component Area Option core area. The component area may be used for overflow hours from other courses such as physical science.
14 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3 Min Credits Notes
Construction Science 3 Area of concentration - select from: ARCH 2312 - Architectural Technology; MATH 1325 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences; ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting; ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3 Select a course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture core area.
Life and Physical Science 4 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The science courses should include at least two in one discipline, with at least 8 hours of science. Many transfer universities require 8 hours of sequential science from the same discipline, for example General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4 Min Credits Notes
Construction Science 3 Area of concentration - select from: ARCH 2312 - Architectural Technology; MATH 1325 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences; ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting; ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 2311 - Technical Writing 3 Or select a course from the Communication core area.
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 Or select a course from the American History core area.
PSYC 2301 - Intro to Psychology 3 Or select a course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences core area.
15 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Science degree
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

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Transfer Information

This Construction Science degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and be applied to their baccalaureate degree program.

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site: https://www.blinn.edu/transfer-information/

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