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Building Construction: Residential Construction

The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The Building Construction major with a Concentration in Residential Construction offers a management-oriented, technical curriculum that prepares students for a variety of positions in the construction industry. This program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education and ABET and provides its graduates with the well-rounded education needed to be a future leader in the construction industry.

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Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an academic advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, SAT/ACT math scores, the student's major and/or credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc).
  • Visit the Department of Construction Management webpage for a complete list of prerequisites. For additional information visit the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction Advising Office webpage.
  • MAC1147 Precalculus is not a program prerequisite, but it is required prior to registering for PHY2053/2053L Algebra Based Physics with lab. Students may take College Algebra and Trigonometry (MAC1105 and MAC1114) as a substitute for MAC1147 Precalculus. PHY1028 Introduction to Physics is not a program prerequisite, but it is also required prior to registering for PHY2053/2053L. Building Construction courses (BCN course prefix) are typically only offered in the terms they appear on the Osprey Map. Students may substitute an additional BCN Elective Course for BCN4944 Construction Management Internship with approval of the department. Summer course offerings are determined by student demand, funding and faculty availability.
  • The Building Construction major includes an optional Minor in Business Administration. Courses required to earn the Business Administration Minor are listed on the Osprey Map.
  • Civic Literacy Requirement: Prior to graduation from a Florida state university, students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course (AMH 2020 or POS 2041) and by achieving a passing score on an assessment. Consult an academic advisor, the university catalog and visit the Civic Literacy webpage for additional information.
  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelors degree. The major in Building Construction requires 120 hours.

Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15

Schedule Credit Hours
ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose OR ENC1143 (GW) Writing with Evidence and Style 3
BCN1005C Intro to Construction Mgmnt (Typically offered every Term) 1
CGS1100 Computer Applications for Busi (Program Prerequisite) 3
MAC1147 (GM)Precalculus (Not a Program Prerequisite, but MAC1147 Precalculus or Math Placement score of 76 or higher is a prerequisite to PHY2053/2053L Algebra Physics I with Lab) 4
BCN1251 Construction Drawing (Program Prerequisite, Typically offered every Term) 3
PHY1028 Introduction to Physics (Not a Program Prerequisite, but PHY1028 is a prerequisite for PHY2053/2053L Algebra Based Physics I with Lab. Students may contact the Physics Department for alternatives to satisfy this prereq requirement to PHY2053/2053L.) 2
Total Hours: 16

Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30

Schedule Credit Hours
ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose OR ENC1143 (GW) Writing with Evidence and Style (Select the English course not taken in Term 1) 3
PHY2053 Algebra-Based Physics I (Program Prerequisite)
PHY2053L Algebra-Based Physics I Lab (Program Prerequisite)
MAC2233 (GM)Calculus for Business (Program Prerequisite) 3
ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (Program Prerequisite) 3
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3
Total Hours: 16

Mile Marker(s)
BCN1005C Intro to Construction Mgmnt Minimum Grade C

Summer 1

Schedule Credit Hours
ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics (Program Prerequisite) 3
Total Hours: 3

Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45

Schedule Credit Hours
ENC3250 (GW)Professional Communication : CCEC Students 3
BCN1210C Construction Materials (Program Prerequisite-Typically offered fall and summer)
MAC2233 Calc for Business and PHY2053/2053L Physics I with Lab must be taken either before or at the same time as BCN1210C Construction Materials
STA2023 (GM) Elem Statistics-Business (Program Prerequisite) 3
PHY2054 Algebra-Based Physics II (Program Prerequisite) and 
PHY2054L Algebra-Based Physics II Lab (Program Prerequisite)
CHM2045 General Chemistry I and
CHM2045L General Chemistry I Lab (Program Prerequisite)
ACG2021 Prin of Financial Accounting (Program Prerequisite) 3
Total Hours: 16

Mile Marker(s)
MAC2233 (GM)Calculus for Business Minimum Grade C
Physics I with Lab Minimum Grade C
BCN1251 Construction Drawing Minimum Grade C
BCN1210C Construction Materials Minimum Grade C

Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60

Schedule Credit Hours
ACG2071 Prin Managerial Accounting (Business Course Requirement) 3
BCN2280C Surveying: Construction Layout (Typically offered spring term) 3
BCN2405 Introduction to Structures (Program Prerequisite - Typically offered fall and spring) 3
BUL3130 Legal Environment of Business (Business Course Requirement) 3
Select a General Education course (See Degree Evaluation) 3
Total Hours: 15

Mile Marker(s)
Physics II with Lab or General Chem I with Lab Min Grade C
BUL3130 Legal Environment of Business Minimum Grade C
All Building Construction Program Prerequisites

Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75

Schedule Credit Hours
BCN4708 Construction Documents/Contrac (Typically offered fall term) 3
BCN3762 Building Const Design and Code (Typically offered fall and summer terms) 3
BCN3223C Soils and Foundations (Typically offered fall term) 3
BCN4720 Constr Project Plan/Scheduling (Typically offered fall term) 3
BCN3782C Intro Construction Computing (Typically offered fall term)
(Prerequisite course: CGS1100 Computer Applications)
Total Hours: 15

Mile Marker(s)
General Education Requirements

Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90

Schedule Credit Hours
Select a General Education course, if needed (See Degree Evaluation) 3
BCN3611C Construction Cost Estimating (Typically offered fall and spring terms) 3
BCN3224 Construction Techniques (Typically offered spring term) 3
MAN3025 Principles of Management (Business Course Requirement) 3
Select: a BCM Elective Course(See Degree Evaluation) 3
Total Hours: 15

Mile Marker(s)
BCN3611C Construction Cost Estimating Minimum Grade C
BCN2280 Surveying: Construction Layout Minimum Grade C
BCN3223C Soils and Foundations Minimum Grade C
Civic Literacy Requirement

Summer 3

Schedule Credit Hours
BCN4944 Construction Management Intern (May take any Term. Consult your Academic Advisor.) 3
Total Hours: 3

Mile Marker(s)
ACG2071 Prin Managerial Accounting Minimum Grade C

Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105

Schedule Credit Hours
BCN4591C Mech and Elec Sys (Typically offered fall term) 3
BCN4753 Construction Finance 3
FIN3403 Financial Management (Optional Course required for the optional Minor in Business Administration. Will also satisfy Elective Course for Residential Construction Concentration.) 3
BCN4751C Housing and Land Development 3
MAR3023 Principles of Marketing (Business Course Requirement)
(May take any Term)
Total Hours: 15

Mile Marker(s)
BCN4720 Constr Project Plan/Scheduling Minimum Grade C

Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120

Schedule Credit Hours
BCN4431 Structural Systems (Typically offered spring term) 3
BCN4730 Construction Safety (Typically offered spring and summer terms) 3
BCN4612 Advanced Construction Estimati (Typically offered spring and summer terms) 3
BCN4709 Construction Proj Mgt Cap (Offered fall and spring only) 3
BCN4758 Adv Residential Construction 3
Total Hours: 15

Total Program Hours:



The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.