Construction-related education at UTSA started in 1999-2000 academic year with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Building Development offered in the College of Business. The degree was a collaboration between the Division of Architecture and Interior Design in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, and the College of Business. Over the next decade, the Division of Architecture and Interior Design obtained School (2001) and College (2005) status and maintained the collaboration with the College of Business. In 2000, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Building Development was replaced with the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Construction Management. This degree was also housed in the College of Business and primarily focused on real estate finance and land development subjects. This degree was sunset in 2008 with the establishment of the Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science and Management in the College of Architecture. Currently, the College of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate Finance and Development.
The UTSA Construction Science and Management Degree Program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board effective August 1, 2008. The program directly reports to the Dean of the College of Architecture and is organized as an independent degree program within the College. In addition to the coordinator, the program has four full-time and two part-time faculty members to offer construction science and management curriculum courses. The first set of construction science and management courses were included in the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010. The program conducted a major curriculum review in 2009 and revised the 2010-2012 UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.