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)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


While in college, students will have to decide if they want to pursue a minor, in addition to their bachelor’s degree. To pursue a minor one has to take additional units, and one usually does this without any free electives, meaning their graduation date is most likely delayed. A minor, in theory, should provide additional benefits such as being more hirable and earning potential; however, in the construction industry, the minors construction management students are taking do not align with the needs of construction industry professionals in. And while most students believe having a minor will increase their salary, this is not the case most of the time. Trying to pursue a minor will most likely cost a student additional time in school, and they will not be more hirable, or get a salary increase when hired full time. However, industry professionals are very interested in minors that are directly related to construction that are not yet currently offered at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. If these were offered as minors it could potentially give students the advantages listed above.

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