Curriculum in Building Science

Auburn’s Bachelor of Science in Building Construction (BSCI) Program is a four-year ACCE accredited program focused on construction management including specialized training in estimating, scheduling, project management, safety, surveying, sustainable construction, and structures. The Building Construction Program is unique due to its leading-edge information technology applications emphasis. This combination provides graduates a comprehensive foundation for success. International study opportunities allow students to have exposure to global practices in construction science. Admission criteria can be found below the curriculum model.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
BSCI 1100 Introduction to Construction3BSCI 2300 Construction Methods and Materials3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3HIST 1020/1027 World History II3
HIST 1010/1017 World History I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Philosopy Core3PHYS 1500 General Physics I4
MATH 1610 Calculus I4 
 16 13
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
BSCI 2200 Construction Documents3BSCI 2400 Structure of Buildings I3
ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3Core Literature I3
ACCT 2810 Fundamentals Of Accounting3ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3
PHYS 1510 General Physics II4COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
Fine Arts Core3ACCT 2700 Business Law3
 16 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
BSCI 3200 Construction Communication3BSCI 3800 Contracting Business4BSCI 3300 Field Surveying32
BSCI 3440 Structure of Buildings II3BSCI 4700 Mechanical Systems in Buildings3 
BSCI 3500 Information and Communication Technology for Construction I3BSCI 3660 Preconstruction and Project Management44 
BSCI 3600 Estimating and Costing44BSCI 4750 Electrical Systems in Buildings3 
BSCI 3700 Construction Safety3  
 16 14 2
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
BSCI 4350 Construction Project Analysis3BSCI 4850 Construction Law and Risk Management3
BSCI 4360 Construction Field Lab2BSCI 4990 Building Science Thesis44
BSCI 4500 Information and Communication Technology for Construction II3Construction Elective13
BSCI 4610 Scheduling and Field Operations44 Construction Elective 13
MNGT 3810 Management Foundations or 3100 Principles of Management23UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 15 13
Total Hours: 120

Incoming Freshmen may apply for admission to Auburn University as a Pre-Building Science student. If accepted by the university admission office, they are eligible to enroll as Pre-Building Science students. Transfer students (external) may apply for admission to the Pre-Building Science program during the fall, spring or summer semesters; however, fall and spring semesters are encouraged. All university admissions decisions are made by the university admissions office. Transfer students (internal/on-campus) may enter the Pre-Building Science program during fall, spring, or summer semester and will be accepted on a space-available basis as determined by the school head.

To be considered for admission into the professional Building Science program (BSCI), the student must complete all Pre-Building Science coursework shown in the first two years of the BSCI curriculum model and must have successfully completed a minimum of 60 credit hours. Students must also complete an application for the professional program through the CADC Office of Student Services. Admission is based on rank order of performance based on a formula GPA calculation described in the Building Science Academic Standards and based upon a minimum 2.60 formula GPA. The school reserves the right to limit enrollment in the professional program (BSCI) based on calculated GPA and on available resources. It is possible to have less than the available number of positions filled if applicants do not meet the minimum required 2.60 formula GPA to be eligible for admission consideration.

For the fall and summer semesters, thirty students are chosen in rank order based upon the formula GPA calculation. Please see a CADC advisor for a full copy of the BSCI Academic Standards. For the spring semester, sixty students are chosen in rank order based upon the formula GPA calculation. No preference will be given to either first-time or repeat applicants.

After being admitted into the professional program, any student receiving a grade below a C in any 3000- or 4000-level BSCI course, or any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.50, will be reviewed by the School Academic Standards Committee for approval to continue in the program. Any student who is reviewed may be required to repeat a course or to withdraw from the program.