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Request for information if you are interested in the Construction Management program at Boise State.
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Robert Hamilton, Ph.D.,P.E.
Associate Professor
Office: 208.426.1447
ERB 4141
What Mathematics course do I take?
The first question is to determine the appropriate level of Mathematics course to register for. The following information can be used in conjunction with your Math ACT or SAT scores to determine the appropriate math course to take the first semester. If you do not have an ACT or SAT score, the Accuplacer is available to make the placement decision.

 Students that score between 18 and 22 for ACT, or between 430 and 530 for the SAT, should sign up for Math 108 (Intermediate Algebra).
 Students that score between 23 and 26 on the ACT, or between 540 and 619 for the SAT, should sign up for Math 143 (Advanced Algebra). Math 143 is a 3 credit course; Math 144 is a 2 credit course. You need to take either Math 143 AND 144 over two semesters, or, you may take both Math 143 and 144 in one semester. Taking both courses is a very difficult, so it is not recommended to take more than 12 credits if you sign up for both Math 143 and Math 144.
 Students that score between 27 and 28 on the ACT, or between 620 and 649 for the SAT, should sign up for Math 144 (Trigonometry); Math 144 is a 2 credit course.
 Students that score 29 or higher on the ACT, or 650 or higher on the SAT should sign up for Math 160 or 170 (Calculus I).
 Students that receive an AP placement score of 3, 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB Advanced Placement exam, have completed their math requirements in Construction Management.
Accuplacer Examination
If you feel that the ACT or SAT exam score does not accurately reflect your ability in Math, or did not take recently take the ACT or SAT, then we recommend you take the Accuplacer placement examination to determine the appropriate mathematics course. Your highest placement score is used (whether SAT, ACT or Accuplacer). Boise State University has a testing center where the Math Accuplacer exam can be taken for $25.00. To take the Accuplacer placement exam, bring photo ID and cash to cover the testing fee. Call 208 426 2762 to obtain information about when the testing center is open. You are allowed to take the exam twice each semester or during the summer, if you desire. It is worthwhile reviewing some math before taking the exam!
The preparatory mathematics course sequence in engineering, beginning from the lowest, and moving up to the highest, is as follows: Math 25, Math 108, Math 143, 144, Math 170. The Accuplacer Exam results may suggest other math courses you are qualified to take, but you should restrict yourself to the ones on the list, taking the one that you qualify to take as a result of the Accuplacer exam.

 A score lower than a 244 on the QAS portion of the Math Accuplacer exam the student should take MATH 025
 A 244 or higher on the QAS portion of the Math Accuplacer is needed to enter MATH 108
 A 256 or higher on the QAS a portion of the Math Accuplacer is needed to enter MATH 143
 A 254 or higher on the AAF portion of the Math Accuplacer is needed to enter MATH 144
 A 268 or higher on the AAF portion of the Math Accuplacer is needed to enter MATH 170
An excellent online mathematics program to learn math on your own, or to just review math during the summer, can be found on the ALEKS website If you work this online tutorial for an hour a day during the summer, you may find that you learn enough algebra to move your Accuplacer scores up to the next level math course. This will save you a semester in college and also the tuition fees.
English Requirements
The Write Class is an interactive online program that

 Is designed for incoming students who need to take English 101, 101+, and/or 102.
 Assists students in deciding which firstyear writing course is the best fit for them during their first semester at Boise State.
 Includes a reading and writing assessment, information about all of the courses, videos of students discussing the courses, information about test scores and work load expectations, and opportunities for students to seek further advising.
At the end of The Write Class, students are given a programgenerated placement. You can find more information about the WriteClass on the First Year Writing Program page.

 A score of 3 or 4 on the AP English Composition exam qualifies you to take ENGL 102.
 A score of 5 on the AP English Composition exam means you do not to take either of the freshman English courses (ENGL 101 or ENGL 102). Of course, you may want to take an advanced English course, but that is up to you. You will need to complete the Request to Receive English Credit form and return it to the Register’s Office in the Admin Building room 110.
Course Recommendations
The courses listed below are broken out by the Math placement level.
If you place into Math 15 or Math 25


 Math 25 (3)
 English (3)
 ECON 202 (3)
 COMM 101 (3)
 ITM 105 (1)

Total Credits: (13)
If you place into Math 108


 Math 108 (3)
 English (3)
 ECON 202 (3) or COMM 101 (3)
 FH class (3)
 ITM 105 (1)

Total Credits: (13)
If you place into Math 143


 Math 143 and/or Math 144 (3 or 5)
 English (3)
 ITM 105 (1)
 CMGT 120 (3)
 ECON 202 (3)

Total Credits: (13 or 15)
* Note: consider also taking CMGT 110 (3) and CMGT 111 (1)
If you place into Math 160 / 170


 Math 160 or 170 (4)
 English (3)
 ITM 105 (1)
 CMGT 120 (3)
 CMGT 110 (3) and CMGT 111 (1)

Total Credits: (15)
*Special Note: CMGT 110, CMGT 111, and CMGT 120 are offered spring and fall.
CM Course Frequency
Frequency of the Construction Management Courses (CMGT) can be found in the table below.
Courses not listed are seldom offered, and only by arrangement with the department. Internship CMGT 493, is arranged through the department with the Departmental Internship Coordinator.
Course  Fall  Spring 

CMGT 110  Yes  Yes 
CMGT 111  Yes  Yes 
CMGT 120  Yes  Yes 
CMGT 201  Yes  Yes 
CMGT 210  Yes  No 
CMGT 211  Yes  No 
CMGT 245  Yes  Yes 
CMGT 310  Yes  Yes 
CMGT 320  No  Yes 
CMGT 350  Yes  No 
CMGT 360  Yes  No 
CMGT 361  Yes  No 
CMGT 367  Yes  Yes 
CMGT 374  No  Yes 
CMGT 385  No  Yes 
CMGT 410  Yes  No 
CMGT 417  Yes  Yes 
CMGT 420  No  Yes 
CMGT 460  Yes  Yes 
CMGT 475  Yes  Yes 
CMGT 485  Yes  Yes 