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Life as a BCS Student

Life as a BCS Student

Studio learning is a unique experience, and the Mississippi State University Department of Building Construction Science provides a supportive environment for personal growth and professional development. 

One big advantage of studio learning is it allows for more students to have more one-on-one time with professors.

Mississippi State building construction science students have access to a variety of specialized facilities and tools within Howell Building and neighboring Giles Hall to help them succeed in their studies: printing and plotting labs, the Bob and Kathy Luke Library (college-specific material), a woodworking shop, a 3-D printer, a CNC router, and more.

Who we are: Student, faculty, and alumni spotlights.

Field Trips and Site Visits

Students in the Department of Building Construction Science travel to different metropolitan locations each year to get exposure to art, design, and construction in these areas. 

Throughout the year, various studios also participate in closer site visits to conduct research relating to their specific studio projects.

To get a feel for what the trips are really like, check out a report from the fall 2018 trip to Chicago.

BCS Field Trip Report

CAAD & MSU Student Life

College is an exciting new adventure, and you are on your way! Start planning that adventure today by exploring our colleges, research opportunities, study abroad trips, housing options, meal plans, and how to get involved!

CAAD Student Life MSU Student Life


BCS Student Organizations

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) – Student Chapter

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Student Chapter is a university-affiliated student organization for building construction science, architecture, and engineering majors. This organization is responsible for helping plan and run events for the Building Construction Science Program such as skeet shoots, career fairs, lunch-and-learns, and several other opportunities for students to connect and network with companies. ABC is also responsible for helping promote the ethical standards set forth in being a construction professional. It’s a great way to become involved with your major while in college and have some great opportunities to build relationships with other students and industry professionals.

Email: for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) – Student Chapter

BCS Women’s Forum

The BCS Women’s Forum is an organization of females in the Building Construction Science Program who meet to discuss obstacles faced by women in the construction industry. Students also have the opportunity to network with alumnae and women in the construction industry and be paired up with a female mentor from the construction industry.

Sigma Lambda Chi

The Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society exists to provide recognition to outstanding students in construction curricula. It is open to the top 20% of the junior and senior classes that exemplify leadership, academic excellence, and a desire to propel the construction industry forward. Members engage in chapter fellowship, professional development, and community service. Sigma Lambda Chi is certified by the Association of College Honor Societies.

website for Sigma Lambda Chi

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Contact Us
Department of Building Construction Science

  • 823 Collegeview St.
  • 132 Howell Hall
  • Post Office Box 6222
  • Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Phone: (662) 325-8305
  • Campus Mail Stop: 9635 Department of Building Construction Science Directory FIND US

(662) 325-2202

Building Construction Science

(662) 325-8305

Interior Design

(662) 325-0530

Dean's Office

(662) 325-5150