College of Science and Technology

Department of Built Environment


The Department of Built Environment offers outstanding program areas of construction management, environmental health and safety, and geomatics.The department offers three degree programs at the undergraduate level, one shared Masters degree program and shared Applied Science and Technology (AST) Ph.D. program. EHS also offers an 18 credit hour undergraduate Certificate Program. EHS and GEOM both offer online options for their BS degree and the Certificate. The EHS program also takes part in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Environmental Certificate Program (IECP), and offers the Interdisciplinary Environmental Health and Safety Certificate (IEHC) which is 15 credit hours. 

All of our Batchelor of Science (BS) degree programs have 80% to 90% placement within 6 months of graduation with starting salaries from 45K to 85K. Internship or industrial experience opportunities are integrated into the programs for experience in the field.

All three BS degree programs (EHS, CM and GEOM) are accredited by ABET under the Applied and Natural Science Commission. Visit: for more details. The B.S. degree in Construction Management is also accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The B.S. degree in Environmental Health and Safety B.S .degree in Construction Management are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The EHS program is recognized as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the board of Certified Safety Professional (BCSP) enabling graduates to become Graduate Safety Professionals (GSP) upon completion of degrees. 

Please review our Accreditation Information regarding Construction Management (CM), Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Geomatics (GEOM) for assessments and program reports.

We welcome your questions and look forward to having you visit our College of Science and Technology and the Department of Built Environment.

Dr. Alesia Ferguson - Chair
Phone: 336-334-7590


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We have 12 faculty members with expertise (training and experience) in all areas relevant to Construction Management, Environmental Health & Safety and Geomatics. The program staff and faculty in CM/EHS/GEOM will assist you in finding a specific major based on you career interest and personal characteristics. Our programs prepare graduates for careers in construction management, field engineering, project management, geomatics, surveying, environmental health and safety specialists and/or management to name a few. We advise students to major in one of our programs and minor or earn a certificate in others, to enhance your skills and training. Each program has an industry advisory board that participates in program and curriculum development and refinement. CM, EHS and Geomatics Programs offer a quality education to its students to adequately prepare for entry-level positions. As such, the department has developed and implemented a comprehensive student outcome assessment and planning process.