The BS degree in building construction science at Mississippi State University is an interdisciplinary curriculum within the School of Architecture, College of Engineering, College of Business and the building construction industry. The integration of architectural, engineering, construction and business practices is a different approach from a traditional construction technology curriculum that separates subject areas into distinct courses. It provides a base knowledge in business, engineering and construction sciences. The 4-year program requires 124 credit hours. Student support services include advising, tutoring and career counseling as well as financial aid for eligible students. Mississippi State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.