Minor in Construction Planning and Management


This program covers the most current theories and practice of construction planning and management. The program provides a valuable adjunct credential to professional school students pursuing careers in business administration, public administration, architecture, environmental studies, and other areas; and a unique opportunity for professional focus to students in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Construction activities are complex. In contemporary society, effective planning and management of these activities requires specialized knowledge of the technical, economic and policy environment. This program couples the knowledge of how construction activities are organized with a broader understanding of the urban system in which construction projects are embedded. With the exception of statistics, all of the required courses are within the Department of Civil Engineering and the USC Price School of Public Policy.

This minor program is rigorous enough to serve as an introductory credential for students subsequently electing to pursue advanced studies in development, urban planning, construction management, architecture or allied fields.

Advisement is provided by the Department of Civil Engineering.

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.


Any USC undergraduate who has completed the equivalent of two full-time semesters in good standing is eligible to pursue the minor program.

Program Requirements:

At least six courses consisting of at least 22 units are required for the minor.

Core Courses
CE 460: Construction Engineering
CE 470: Building Information Modeling and Integrated Practice

Theme Requirement
Two courses, both from Theme 1 or Theme 2.

Theme 1:
PPD 357: Government and Business
PPD 358: Urban and Regional Economics

Theme 2:
FBE 400x: Introduction to Real Estate Finance and Development
FBE 466: Management of Real Estate Development: Feasibility Studies

Electives (select at least 6 units from the following)
CE 412: Construction Contracts and Law
CE 461: Construction Estimating
CE 462: Construction Methods and Equipment
CE 469: Sustainable Design and Construction
RED 437: Advanced Finance and Investment for Planning and Development (prerequisite required)

Published on February 13th, 2017

Last updated on December 9th, 2019