Residential Construction Management

Construction managers in the residential construction field focus on more than simply home construction. They manage schedules, market their services, and negotiate with home buyers, inspectors and subcontractors. As residential general contractors, they also build large, high-end, custom homes and develop entire subdivisions with hundreds of homes. People skills are important for these professionals in addition to understanding the building process. When you study for your residential construction management degree at Purdue University, you will gain experience in all facets of the home-building process.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Residential Construction Management Website

Plan of Study

Residential Construction Management, BS

Related Career Interests

Careers in Residential Construction Management

  • Field manager
  • Assistant builder
  • Estimator
  • Contract administrator
  • Scheduler
  • Superintendent

Transfer to Residential Construction Management

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

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