Begin building the world of the future through the degree options in the Department of Building Construction (BC) at Virginia Tech
The Department of Building Construction at Virginia Tech works with each student to provide direction and ensure growth and stability as degree requirements are completed.
The American Council for Construction Education accredits the Bachelor of Science in Building Construction program at Virginia Tech. Building Construction is a part of the College of Engineering, although we are a non-engineering degree.
The Department of Building Construction offers two graduate degrees. The Master of Science in Building Construction Science and Management provides the opportunity for advanced study and research in specialized areas related to building design, construction, and operations over a broad range of scales, providing the basis for diverse career paths and/or entry into a Ph.D. level program. While an undergraduate degree in these or related fields is not required, applicants must demonstrate relevant background and professional experience. They must also demonstrate the capability for undertaking advanced academic study.
The Department of Building Construction also offers an Environmental Design and Planning (EDP) doctoral degree with required core courses and research credits for a total of 90 credit hours.