Program type:


On Campus (Only in Frisco)
Est. time to complete:

2 to 4 years
Credit Hours:

Future proof your career and tackle complex industry problems with systemic, creative solutions and STEM applications.
UNT College of Applied and Collaborative Studies is innovating how the undergraduate degree can prepare students for the industries of the future. Industrial Distribution teaches an innovative worldview to students by blending modern issues and entrepreneurship with critical, systemic, and creative thinking.

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Why earn a degree in Industrial Distribution Degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution is a hands-on multidisciplinary degree where students learn to apply the fundamentals of business, science, technology, effective communication, and supply chain management to the distribution of industrial and commercial products.

College of Applied and Collaborative Studies's transfer-friendly degrees offer an innovative and hands-on project based learning environment designed to give students:

Broad-based Technical Knowledge

  • The ability to use applied scientific knowledge and technology to create business solutions.
  • The ability to analyze and evaluate systems based on technical and non-technical criteria.

Professional Development & Communications Skills

  • Story telling for strategic and persuasive communications.
  • Leadership & Ethics Training Team development for collaborative solving problems.

Real-world Industry Experience

  • Project Based Experiential Learning with local industry partners in the classroom
  • Summer Internship Opportunities
Marketable Skills
  1. Technical and scientific knowledge
  2. Business acumen
  3. Professional leadership
  4. Professional communication
  5. System and design thinking


Industrial Distribution Degree Highlights

UNT at Frisco is located near the Dallas- Fort Worth area, a national leader in distribution, transportation and logistics services. Students have interned or obtained full-time positions at more than 250 area firms.
The Industrial Distribution program is focused on continuous innovation and in-demand skills that industries need. This commitment means that students will get: Industry involvement in classrooms, internship support, and experiential learning with real industry projects.

What can you do with a degree in Industrial Distribution?

Industrial Distribution graduates are positioned for traditional business and industry career paths, but they also will be trailblazers that can excel in careers such as:

  • Operations Management
  • Business-to-business relations, purchasing, and sales.
  • Quality Assurance
  • Health Safety & Environmental Management
  • Maintenance & reliability Analyst

Graduates in Industrial Distribution will be ready to take on leadership roles and become essential parts of the success of businesses of the future.

Industrial Distribution Degree Courses You Could Take

Designing and Managing the Development Enterprise (3 hrs)
Introduction to the attributes associated with the design and management of technical enterprise that is responsible for designing, developing, testing, operating, and maintaining the system. Built on a fundamental that the successful development of a system is directly contingent on the human system. Using foundational constructs related to network theory and the extended enterprise, covers topics that directly impact the performance of technical enterprises.
Foundations of Manufacturing (3 hrs)
Technological knowledge foundation to the principles and practices of manufacturing engineering with the intention of applying this knowledge to product development. Offers an understanding of traditional and emergent manufacturing technologies used in industry and will relate the design requirements of a product to the appropriate manufacturing processes. The global challenges to product performance, quality, environmental, ethics, and economic considerations will be investigated.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3 hrs)
Analysis and design of domestic and international logistics systems. Topics include transportation, warehousing, inventory control, materials handling and packaging, and plant and warehouse locations within and between firms. Emphasis on concepts and practices that provide firms with a competitive advantage.
Industrial Computer Science and Informatics (3 hrs):
Introduces concepts, tools, techniques, and applications of informatics in computer science. Includes an overview of programming, data management, visualization, modeling, and social implications with an emphasis on current trends. Students will use computer technology to gather, synthesize, store, visualize and interpret information to apply capabilities and technologies of informatics as they apply to industrial problems.

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