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Building Design & Construction (BS)

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The Building Design & Construction (BDC) program prepares graduates to enter careers in the architectural design, construction, operation or maintenance of the built environment.  Graduates are prepared for careers in the architectural design, construction, testing, operation, and maintenance of building systems; they have the abilities to produce and utilize basic construction documents and to perform basic analysis and design of system components.  Baccalaureate degree graduates will have the technical and managerial skills necessary for careers in which they will analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of architectural design projects. 

The BDC program will allow students to prepare for job opportunities working for residential design firms and builders, commercial architectural design firms and contractors; trade contractors and engineering firms such as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing; civil engineering firms; and various other firms related to the construction of the built environment. It provides an alternative pathway for those interested in continuing their graduate education in various disciplines relating to the built environment.

  • Program Prerequisites: None
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses used toward the major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: 120 total credits.
  • Program Code: 8088BS
  • CIPC: 150101


All program students should meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. The department secretary can also assist students. Call 801-395-3427 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (Enrollment Services and Information ).

General Education

Refer to General Education Requirements  for the University Bachelor of Science requirements. 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Experience residential and commercial Building Design in all phases of the design-build process. (building planning, site design, structural design, thermal & moisture protection, Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing system design, building science & sustainability, and domestic architecture)
  • Apply the Design Process during concept development, construction document development, and contract completion using the latest 2D and 3D software. (plans, elevations, sections, details, renderings, specifications)
  • Identify best architectural business practices for project management, programming & due diligence, and contracts.
  • Understand Business Administration running a design firm (ethics, licensure, insurance, employment law, accounting, marketing)

Building Design & Construction Elective Courses

Select 20 credits from the list below:

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