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Top Construction Science Programs: List of Top Schools

Several schools offer great undergraduate and graduate programs in construction science. Learn more about three of the top construction science programs and their rankings. View article »

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  • 0:00 School Overviews
  • 0:36 Texas A&M University
  • 1:07 University of Oklahoma
  • 1:42 Iowa State University
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School Overviews

Construction science programs are commonly found at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels at many top-rated schools. In addition to traditional classroom work, students may participate in an internship. Degree programs in construction science, including construction management, are offered at Texas A&M University, the University of Oklahoma, and Iowa State University. In addition to bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates related to the field of construction science are also available. Let's take a closer look at these schools, which were all highly rated by U.S. News and World Report.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University was ranked #21 on U.S. News and World Report's list of best value schools for 2017. The school has certificates, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees available in construction science. Undergraduate courses focus on topics such as technical writing, structural systems, surveying, project planning, and construction law. Internships in construction management are also available, in addition to a study abroad program. Students may also pursue a Master of Science in Construction Management.

University of Oklahoma

At the University of Oklahoma, construction science is a very competitive major. Only 35 students are offered the undergraduate major each year. There is also a construction science minor and, at the graduate level, a two-year construction management degree is available. Students enrolled in this program will find themselves taking courses like construction fundamentals and pre-construction. For 2017, the university was ranked #51 on U.S. News and World Report's list of best public schools, and the school's design bill team consistently wins awards at the national and international level.

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Iowa State University

Iowa State University, which ranked #51 on U.S. News and World Report's 2017 list of best public schools, offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering through the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. The graduate department offers a Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, with an area of specialization in construction engineering. A 12-credit construction engineering graduate certificate is also available. Students can also take advantage of the Iowa State Thomas and Ro Jellinger Construction Engineering Lab and the Wind Energy Initiative (WEI), as well as internships and study abroad opportunities.

Top Construction Science Programs

There are many other construction programs at top schools. For example:

School Name Distinction Location
North Carolina State University The civil, construction, and environmental engineering department at NCSU has 7 core areas of research Raleigh, NC
Texas Tech University Construction programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET Lubbock, TX
University of Alabama Offers a unique pre-law focus for construction engineering majors Tuscaloosa, AL
University of New Mexico The construction engineering department won an award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering for one of its capstone projects Albuquerque, NM
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, or Virginia Tech Virginia Tech was ranked #9 on U.S. News & World Report's 2017 list of best schools with civil engineering programs Blacksburg, VA

When choosing a construction science program at a highly ranked school, students may consider the degree levels available as well as the availability of internships and study abroad opportunities.

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