College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Stacy Kolegraff, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This research paper addresses the impact a sustainability course has on construction management students at a public university. A quantitative survey was conducted among 21 participants. This survey aimed at obtaining data from construction management students who have or were currently enrolled in a sustainability course to determine whether their thinking of construction and job selection approaches were altered as a result of taking the class. Results indicated that there was some impact on how students perceived sustainable construction after taking the class. Students were more experienced and aware of sustainability issues that occurred because of construction practices which affected the long term. However, the class had no impact on how individuals approached a potential career with a construction company. These findings showcase that awareness of students was impacted but there were other factors that contributed to selecting a company besides sustainability. This paper could be valuable to construction management curriculums on how to incorporate more sustainable courses into the curriculum besides the course studied, which in turn will enable college courses with CM departments expanding on its importance and value.