Construction Management students at NAU have many resources available to them. Arguably the most valuable is advising. Our advisers can assist students in degree planning and answer any questions about the experience.
Details on degree requirements and courses for the CM degree and other degrees can be found in the current NAU Academic Catalog. The following is a PDF chart of the 4-year course progression plan that Construction Management students must complete before graduation.
*Construct for Practice (C4P): Since 2012, our curriculum has integrated practical labs with what you learn in the classroom. Team up with other students to create, design, and manage all facets of a building project.
*Information on your faculty mentor can be found in your LOUIE page.
Many of the CM courses are going to a once-a-year rotation.
Classes offered Accordion Closed
See the chart below for the planned rotation schedule.
|CM 120||Building the Human Environment||X||X|
|CM 123||Construction Methods I||X||X|
|CM 130||Computing in Construction||X||X|
|CM 200L||Integrated Laboratory I||X||X|
|CM 220||Introduction to Structural Design||X|
|CM 222||Construction Graphics||X||X|
|CM 223||Construction Methods II||X||X|
|CM 225||Concrete & Masonry Systems||X|
|CM 253||Surveying & Building Layout||X|
|CM 300L||Integrated Laboratory II||X||X|
|CM 302W||Writing for Project Managers||X||X|
|CM 326||Mechanical Systems||X|
|CM 329||Estimating & Bidding||X||X|
|CM 331||Structural Steel System||X|
|CM 360||Soils & Construction Equipment||X|
|CM 388||Construction Scheduling||X||X|
|CM 391||Safety & Risk Management||X||X|
|CM 400L||Integrated Laboratory III||X||X|
|CM 481||Construction Operations||X|
|CM 489||Construction Administration||X|
|CM 490C||Construction Integration/Capstone||X||X|
Electives will rotate based on the tentative schedule shown below. Schedule is subject to change.
**CM403 may be offered in spring semester, depending on demand
T = Tentative
Catalog Changes Accordion Closed
CM Program degree of study changes starting in Fall of 2021:
Students on the 2020-21 (or earlier) Academic Catalog:
- Earn the Business Minor, and are required to take MKT303 and FIN303
- Are not required to take CM260 (Infrastructure Methods)
- May take CM426 (Advanced MEP) as an elective
- May choose to switch to the 2021-22 (or later) catalog (discuss this option with your advisor)
- See degree progression flow chart here
Students on the 2021-22 (or later) Academic Catalog:
- Do not automatically earn Business Minor and are not required to take MKT303 and FIN303
- May choose to earn Business Minor (must fulfill all additional requirements)
- Are required to take CM260 (Infrastructure Methods)
- Are required to take CM426 (Advanced MEP) and three electives
- See degree progression flow chart here
CM205 / CM405 Elective Policy: Accordion Closed
- Students who have passed CM205 and who complete CM405 with a passing grade may use both classes toward their three (3) required electives for the CM degree.
- Students who choose to use CM205 along with CM405 as an elective must work with their Advisor to make this substitution, as the system will not automatically recognize CM205 as an approved elective.
- Students must take CM205 to be eligible to take CM405. Exceptions to this requirement will be evaluated on an individual basis for students who meet the following minimum criteria:
- Successful completion of CM408 (internship) OR
- Pre-approved internship in which student tracks learning objectives relating to chosen competition area. This must be pre-approved prior to beginning internship and not after the fact.
- Meeting the above criteria does not guarantee a granting of the exception. It is a minimum requirement to request evaluation of exception.
See Academic Catalog for details, including changes to required prerequisites for CM courses.
If you’re considering transferring from another major at the university or to Northern Arizona University from another college or university, please check out our transfer page for more specific information. If you still have questions please contact the Program Coordinator, John Tingerthal.
Details for graduation
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! There are a few steps you need to complete in order to be eligible for graduation.
Procedures Accordion Closed
- Print out a graduation application packet.
- Print out a degree progress report from your LOUIE account.
- Meet with your faculty adviser to fill out the graduation application and review your degree progress report.
- Get the signatures of your adviser and the department chair on your graduation application. Your adviser will tell you if you should take the completed application to Construction Management department office or the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences.
- The College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences will send your application packet to the Registrar’s office.
A $35 graduation application fee will be applied to your LOUIE account. You must pay this fee and resolve any financial holds on your account to receive your diploma.
Deadlines Accordion Closed
Fall graduation: Application is due September 15
Spring Graduation: Application is due February 15
Graduation contact Accordion Closed
For graduation exit interviews and graduation papers, contact Engineering Advising:
Exit interviews are done in CM490C capstone.