Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This minor is designed to be completed with any major in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will construction management teach me?

Construction management involves the design, planning and management of the construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the built environment. This includes buildings, transportation systems, utilities and commercial, industrial, residential, and environmental projects. Examples include highways, bridges, airports, buildings, dams, reservoirs, light and high-speed rail systems, hospitals, laboratories, residential communities, utilities, and environmental restoration projects.  The construction management minor provides students the skills to facilitate entry into the construction industry and develop an understanding of industry practices required to ensure a quality-built environment. Due to industry demands for increased numbers of skilled personnel, this minor provides much needed supplementary knowledge for engineering, business, science, and related majors.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate competency related to construction management principles, including financial management, project scheduling, project estimating, and overall project planning.
  • demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities related to construction management.
  • have the ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and tools of the construction industry in construction planning activities.

Why choose construction management?

Developed in conjunction with industry leaders, the construction management minor is designed to enable students to land internships and graduate ready to take on key positions within this vital field. Because we work closely with construction companies, our curriculum remains aligned with the needs of our local and global community.

Careers in construction management

Median salaries of $98,890

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Construction management minors often major in...

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Civil engineering

Civil engineers use their knowledge of science and engineering to design and maintain much of our world's infrastructure. They also apply their expertise to improve our quality of life, whether it's by designing safer buildings, reducing our carbon footprint or just shortening your commute. 

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Environmental engineering

Environmental engineers use their expertise to improve human health, the environment and quality of life. For example, environmental engineers may help purify drinking water, prevent water pollution or develop strategies to manage toxic or hazardous waste.

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Electrical engineering

A degree in electrical engineering prepares students to develop solutions to urgent problems in areas including generating and regulating electric power supplied to the home, manipulating signals for communication purposes, and designing specialized circuits.

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