A Building Sciences with a concentration in Construction Management B.S. degree at Appalachian State University develops students' skills in both the management and technological aspects of the construction industry. An interdisciplinary approach to design and construction helps graduates become industry leaders. Courses include building systems, materials and methods, planning and scheduling, statics and strength of structures, occupational safety, and sustainable architectural design. The 4-year program requires 122 semester hours and a professional internship. Graduates can expect to pursue careers as a construction manager, contractor, home builder, industrial engineer or project manager. The school offers academic advising, career and financial aid services. Appalachian University, located in Boone, NC, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.