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Construction Science

Construction Science majors are responsible for planning and directing construction projects. They inspect the construction, alteration, and repair of structures to make sure that they meet the terms of the regulations and contract specifications. They manage the equipment and any permits, licenses and contracts needed to carry out the specific plans of a construction project. They work for federal, state, or local governments and usually work in settings such as construction firms, architectural offices, governmental agencies, developmental firms, and at colleges and technical schools.

Career Opportunities

  • Building Inspector
  • Constructor
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Cost Engineer
  • Estimator
  • Expeditor
  • Facility Manager
  • Field Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Supervisor
  • Assistant Project Engineer
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Safety Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Project Scheduler

Related Skills

Hiring Institutions

  • Construction Companies
  • Home Builders
  • Contract Work/Self-Employment
  • Architectural/Engineering Service Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Private Corporations
  • Specialty Contract Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Real Estate Development Companies
  • Construction Material Suppliers

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

OU Department of Construction Science
Construction Student Association
The Associated General Contractors of America
National Association of Home Builders
National Demolition Association
Construction Management Association of America
Construction Owners Association of America
Occupational Outlook Handbook