Frostburg State University Adds Major in Life-Cycle Facilities Management

Oct 12, 2020 2:15 PM

modern style buildings near beachFrostburg State University has received approval to offer a bachelor’s degree in Life-Cycle Facilities Management, which applies environmental, societal and long-term sustainability goals to the construction and management of buildings, manufacturing processes and products.

The program is designed for students interested in entering the career path, as well as for career changers who are already working in the construction, manufacturing or related industries. It was approved by the University System of Maryland and the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

“Life-cycle facilities management is a way of thinking beyond the traditional process of production and manufacturing to build resilience and sustainability into projects,” said Dr. Kim Hixson, dean of the FSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “Employers in our mid-Atlantic region are looking for people with these skills that cross disciplines as construction and manufacturing companies are rethinking their conventional practices.”

The interdisciplinary program builds on knowledge in project management, finance, engineering and sustainability.

“The growing awareness of the potential of sustainable construction and facilities management to positively impact the environment is pushing green practices to the forefront,” said Dr. Thomas Cadenazzi, the program's coordinator. “Life-cycle facilities management graduates will look at a project from the design stage until the project’s ‘end-of-life’ in a way that can positively impact the environment.”

The Life-Cycle Facilities Management program prepares its graduates for careers in the industries of construction management, real estate, architectural engineering, manufacturing and technology solutions.

For more information, visit the Life-Cycle Facilities Management program, email or call 301-687-4102.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit the Frostburg State web site or the FSU Facebook page. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.