TRANSFER

Applicable Terms

Major

Fall 2013
Fall 2014

Construction Management

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Selection to all majors is competitive. Cal Poly continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. All students must declare a major when submitting their application. Cal Poly comprehensively reviews all applications as we look for students who have strong academic records and are active in and outside the classroom. Beyond the basic qualifications for the California State University, Cal Poly considers other factors for admission and does so in an objective format. In fact, it is impossible to predict a candidate’s chances of admission by looking at the academic record alone. That is why when we review your application, we consider:

  • Number of units completed
  • Your intended program of study (the major to which you are applying)
  • Completion of CSU and Cal Poly program required coursework with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
  • General Education or IGETC courses
  • Academic performance in your classes (GPA)
  • Your extracurricular and work experience as specified on the Application for Admission.

All transfer applicants must have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units completed prior to transfer. For Fall Term admission, applicants must have the coursework completed no later than the end of the previous Spring Term.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSEWORK CONSIDERATIONS RELEVANT TO UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS:

Applicants will receive consideration for any General Education courses completed, but those who have all G.E. (General Education Breadth) or IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) completed will receive maximum consideration in this category. “Completion” refers to:

Completion of the CSU lower-division GE requirements—39 units
Or
Completion of IGETC—37 units—including the graduation requirements in History (Area 4F) & Political Science, Government & Legal Institutions (4H).

Note: If your current institution does not have a G.E. Breadth or IGETC curriculum, reference Cal Poly’s General Education curriculum: http://previouscatalogs.calpoly.edu/2011cat/ge.pdf

COURSES IMPORTANT FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT MAJOR:

Courses listed below are important in applying to this major and you maximize (but not guarantee) your chance of selection. Fall Term applicants must complete these units by the Spring, not Summer, preceding their term of enrollment to receive consideration in the admission selection process.

Courses listed in bold are required for selection to this major. You will not be competitive in the selection process without them! Completing all listed courses, again, maximizes your competiveness in the selection process, but doesn’t guarantee selection.

NOTE: Use www.assist.org to identify the articulation (course equivalencies) between Cal Poly and California Community Colleges for these courses. Out-of-state and four-year transfer students may have to compare their catalog course descriptions with Cal Poly’s catalog to identify the equivalent course content for these courses. Cal Poly is unable to evaluate transcripts prior to selection.

Courses:

English Composition Required
Critical Thinking Required
Speech Required

A 5 semester unit course that articulates with:
MATH 141/Calculus I                                    
OR
Two courses that articulate with:
MATH 141/Calculus I
And
MATH 182/Calculus for Architecture & Construction Management
Or MATH 142/Calculus II

Required

A course that articulates with:                                                                                 
STAT 251/Statistical Inference for Management
Or STAT 217/Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods

Desired

Courses that articulate with:
ECON 201/Survey of Economics

Or ECON 221/Microeconomics
Or ECON 222/Macroeconomics

1 course Required
1 course Desired
A course that articulates with:
GEOL 201/Physical Geology
Required
   

A 5 semester unit course that articulates with:
PHYS 141/General Physics 1A or PHYS 131/General Physics I                  
OR
Two courses that articulate with:
PHYS 141/General Physics 1A or PHYS 131/General Physics I
And
PHYS 132/General Physics II
Or PHYS 142/General Physics 1A
Or CHEM 124/General Chemistry for Engineers
Or CHEM 127/General Chemistry I

Required

Major Related Courses 1*
Courses that articulate with:
ARCE 211/Structures I and ARCE 212/Structures II
Or

ME 211/Engineering Statics and CE 204/Mechanics of Materials
Desired

Major Related Courses 2*
Courses that articulate with:
EDES 101/Intro to Architecture & Environmental Design
And                 
BRAE 239/Engineering Surveying
And
ARCE 226/Structural Systems for Architects
And

ARCE 257/Structural CAD for Building or ARCH 160/Digital Tools for Architecture **
Desired

Major Related Courses 3*
Courses that articulate with:
BUS 207/Business Law
And
BUS 212/Financial Accounting for Non-Business Majors
Or BUS 214/Financial Accounting

Required

*These courses correspond to the Major Related section of the Application for Admission for this major.

**ARCE 257 or ARCH 160 will satisfy the first half of the CM 115/Fundamentals of Construction Management requirement.  Transfer students will complete CM 371 at Cal Poly to satisfy the second half of the CM 115/Fundamentals of Construction Management requirement.

Please Note: All information is subject to change without prior notice.

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