The Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management (BS Fac Man) is a four-year, 122 credit undergraduate degree program that incorporates two years of Architecture Foundation Studies. The program prepares students for a career in the profession of Facility Management. It is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. Students who choose this degree program can pursue facility management certification after entering into the profession.
The Facilities Management Program’s curricular offerings are based on real-world experience and engagement through visits to the classroom by professional facility managers, site visits, and application of current facility management best practices in students’ coursework and planning proposals.
The program’s junior and senior years comprise 60 credits hours, made up of 26 architecture credits, 18 business credits, 3 law credits, 4 statistics credits, 6 General Education credits and 3 elective credits. Together with the 62 credits of Architecture Foundation Studies, this makes up the 122 credits required for the degree.
The Architecture Department offers 16 credits of required courses specifically for facilities management students, which may be taken as electives by other architecture majors. Another 10 required architecture credits are common to BS Arch and BS Architecture Preservation students. 18 credits of required courses are offered in the Fox School of Business and Management in accounting, micro economics, real estate, human resource management and operations management and one required course is offered in the School of Law. A statistics course is required as a prerequisite for the real estate courses. Students may attend TU Rome or TU Japan, where offerings may fulfill free elective requirements. Two of the architecture courses are writing intensive. The program concludes with a capstone research seminar, in which students demonstrate competency in facilities management through applied research presented in report and public presentation format.
The degree is in its fifth year and has had three graduating classes to date. Multiple students have won IFMA foundation scholarships. Internships are not currently required within the program but will become required as IFMA adds that to the accreditation. Graduates of the program move on to jobs (100% rate) or choose to move on to graduate study.
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Emily Furlong, Professional Programs Administrator