BS in Building & Construction Studies


  • East Falls Campus
  • Continuing & Professional Studies

Degree Earned

  • Bachelor of Science

Program Type

  • On Campus - Continuing Education

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Thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science with a major in Building & Construction Studies. We are not accepting new applications for this major. Please review this list of current majors offered at the undergraduate level.  

Program Overview

No matter what’s fueling your ambition, we have the tools and structure to help you every step of the way as you achieve your goals.

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program building and construction studies major is intended for those looking to increase their employment opportunities and segue into administrative and project management positions. You will benefit from coursework that combines building materials and methods, construction graphics and business practices. Graduates will be enabled to perform technical, supervisory, operational and middle management functions in small to large construction-related enterprises, as employees or entrepreneurs. This program option is offered through a partnership between Jefferson’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and College of Architecture and the Built Environment.

You will complete building and construction studies- focused courses in conjunction with the general requirements needed for a bachelor’s degree, preparing you to meet today’s needs for this growing, in-demand field.

As a graduate of the building and construction studies major, you will be prepared to apply for graduate studies in Jefferson's Master of Science in Sustainable Design or Master of Science in Construction Management .

Accelerated Program Features

Generous transfer credits accepted

Schedule for Your Busy Life: Eight-week terms; hybrid and online courses enable you to schedule your education around life and career demands.

Learn from the Real-world: Experienced faculty give insight into the field, while collaborative projects help develop practical skills while building your network.


To earn a Bachelor of Science degree, you must complete a minimum of 120 credits. These credits are acquired through transfer of credits from previously attended accredited colleges, universities and institutes, and through courses taken at Jefferson. Specific course requirements are listed below. Remaining credits are satisfied with elective courses.


    Written Communication (6 credits)

    Math Elective

    Science Elective

    COMM-220 Speaking to Lead in the Digital Age

    PHIL 222 Applied Professional Ethics

    Social Science Elective

CSSE 101 Learning Across the Lifespan
FIN 201 Accounting & Finance for Nonfinancial Leaders

CLC 310 Creativity Foundations and Applications
CLC 320 Creativity in the Digital Age
CLC 330 Project Management
CLC 340 Leading Diverse Organizations
CLC 350 Creative Leadership

ARCH 204 Great Buildings: Structure, Style and Content
ARST 221 Contemporary Preservation and Adaptive Reuse
CMGT 104 Intro to Estimating & Scheduling
CMGT 208 Materials and Methods of Construction
CMGT 220 Intro to Construction Drawings
CMGT 302 Construction Contract Administration
CMGT 404 ST: Project Management in Construction
CMGT 498 Building & Construction Studies Capstone