Construction Management Department

Degree Name

BS in Construction Management




Al Hauck


This paper explores the introduction and integration of industry related concentrations into the Construction Management program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Specialization has been an integral part of not only the construction industry, but also throughout the industrialization of America. With these concentrations, students will be able to select either an industry sector or job function they are interested in pursuing and take additional classes that dive deeper into that specific facet of industry rather than only brushing the surface with general construction education classes. This program will better prepare students for industry and give those who have a desire to learn more the chance to truly apply Cal Poly’s “Learn By Doing” philosophy. This paper will analyze and discuss the possibility of allowing students to select a concentration within the CM program, as well as explore why having this option will benefit the program in general, and project how the concentrations will benefit students before they step out into industry.