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Top Construction Science Programs: List of Top Schools

Several schools offer great undergraduate and graduate programs in construction science. To learn more about two of the top construction science programs and their rankings, read on.

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Degree programs in construction science, including construction management, are offered by the following two universities, both of which have been highly ranked by sources such as the U.S. News and World Report for their academic excellence. In addition to bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates related to the field of construction science are also available at these schools. Students may have the opportunity to complete an internship in addition to traditional classes in subjects such as project planning, construction law, and technical writing and drawing. Read on for more information about some of the best programs available in construction science.


Top Construction Science Programs

1. Texas A&M University in College Station

Texas A&M University was ranked 69th among national universities by the U.S. News and World Report in 2014. Texas A&M University 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 the undergraduate program, students may also complete a Master of Science in Construction Management. To apply to the graduate program, a placement has to be completed.

2. University of Oklahoma in Norman

The Princeton Review ranked the University of Oklahoma as one of the best Western colleges in the U.S. in 2010 and the U.S. News and World Report ranked the school 101st among national universities in 2014. The university was also listed in the top ten best values when it came to financial aid and costs of public learning institutions by The Princeton Review in 2010. A Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Construction Management are available through the University of Oklahoma's College of Architecture. These programs are accredited by the American Council of Construction Education. Coursework explores construction drawings, construction equipment, and construction legal issues.

List of Ten Schools with Good Construction Science Programs

School Name DistinctionLocation
Iowa State University Students can take advantage of the Iowa State Thomas and Ro Jellinger Construction Engineering Lab and the Wind Energy Initiative (WEI). Ames, IA
North Carolina State University at Raleigh The civil, construction and environmental engineering department at NCSU has more than 140 ongoing research projects and $17.6 million in research expenditures. Raleigh, NC
Purdue University In 2014, the university was named #10 on U.S. News & World Report's list of up-and-coming schools. West Lafayette, IN
Texas A & M University U.S. News & World Report ranked TAMU #18 on its list of best value schools in 2014. College Station, TX
Texas Tech University Construction programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Lubbock, TX
University of Alabama The university offers a unique pre-law focus for construction engineering majors.Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Nebraska-Lincoln UNL ranked #47 on U.S. News & World Report's 2014 list of top public schools. Lincoln, NE
University of New Mexico-Main Campus The construction engineering department won an award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering for one of its capstone projects. Albuquerque, NM
University of Oklahoma Construction science students have won several competitions, including the ASC Design-Build International Competition and the ASC Construction Management Competition. Norman, OK
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Tech was ranked #10 on U.S. News & World Report's list of best schools with civil engineering programs. Blacksburg, VA
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