University construction management programs are increasingly becoming the preferred higher education option for students interested in pursuing a career in the built environment. In California, the program of choice is offered at Cal Poly's Construction Management (CM) Department, the oldest in the state, established in 1970 as one of five departments in the renowned college of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED). The department is nationally accredited and recognized, and is acclaimed for its outstanding faculty and for the close interaction of faculty and students due to small class sizes, laboratory-based courses and Cal Poly's distinguished learn-by-doing approach to education. Always breaking new ground, the CM Department is leading the way with cutting edge minors in Real Property Development and Integrated Project Delivery (Design Build). The CM Department is unique in that it is the only one of its kind housed in a college that includes the other planning and design professions that define the built environment: Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning.
In addition to Construction Management courses, students will be exposed to Architecture, Business Administration, Architectural Engineering, Calculus, Physics, and more throughout their 4 years at Cal Poly.