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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
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The construction management program prepares students to become construction managers or work in a management capacity in the construction industry. This program covers the wide variety of structures that make up the built environment, offering a focus on the properties of materials and construction systems, how materials are fabricated to produce buildings and other structures, and the business aspects of the construction industry.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
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For construction students
In addition to general university scholarships, students are eligible for corporate and privately supported scholarships and achievement awards offered by the School of Design and Construction and Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.
- Campus organizations and activities
The Associated Students of Construction Management (ASCM) is the umbrella organization for all of the student groups within the program and provides a link with professional associations including the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA).
Students, working in teams, engage in regional and national competitions, sponsored career fairs, and enjoy social activities. The program also has a chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi which is the construction honorary society for high achieving students.
- Careers in construction management
The need for professionally educated construction managers has increased in recent years. The Associated General Contractors of America, the American Institute of Constructors, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the National Association of Home Builders, and various other national associations have urged universities to educate people at the university level for management positions in the large and rapidly expanding construction industry. WSU has responded to this need by continually expanding and strengthening its construction management program.
The construction management program at WSU has experienced at (or near) 100% placement for the last 8-10 years regardless of the overall economic condition. WSU graduates are typically recruited to positions in building construction and heavy civil construction working for general contractors or subcontractors. Others opt for positions in real estate development or residential construction. There are options to work for both private and public entities.
The program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).