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Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Your Future in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Do you enjoy solving problems and working with people in a fast-paced environment? Are you good at developing, adjusting and successfully carrying out plans? Can you manage multiple projects at the same time? If so, then a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of North Texas may be for you.

Logistics and supply chain management encompasses all of the activities involved in getting a product to the consumer. The field is so broad that virtually any business could be a potential employer. Some career paths include:

  • Customer service and account management
  • Inventory planning or control activities
  • Materials handling operations
  • Purchasing and sourcing
  • Traffic or transportation management
  • Warehouse operations or management

Entry-level salaries range from $36,000 to more than $70,000 depending on the position, geographic region, your educational background and other related factors.

What we offer

The Logistics program will provide you a well-rounded, state-of-the art education using a "learn today, apply tomorrow" classroom philosophy. So you remain current on industry trends, we've developed the curriculum with input from:

  • The Dallas/Fort Worth Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • The North Texas Commission's Logistics Development and Marketing Committee
  • An advisory board of 20 senior logistics executives

You can also achieve professional certification in transportation and logistics (CTL) from the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.

The program has earned national and international recognition. Gartner Research recently ranked us sixth among all logistics and supply chain management programs in the nation. Gartner's report highlighted UNT as a top upstart for its "potent combinations of curricula and required internship participation." The International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management placed us in its top 5 internationally for research productivity. These rankings continue to attract many large and well-known corporations to UNT to recruit our students.

Our faculty members are recognized teachers, researchers and leaders of professional organizations. In addition, they've worked in:

  • Acquisition logistics and life cycle management
  • Financial management
  • Industrial engineering
  • Inventory planning and control
  • Materials systems
  • Purchasing
  • Risk management and humanitarian logistics
  • Systems engineering
  • Traffic and transportation management

Strong student support

The Center for Logistics Education and Research works closely with senior executives to develop career placement and internship opportunities for students.

These opportunities abound because the Dallas-Fort Worth region is a national leader in distribution, transportation and logistics services. More than 500 motor carriers, 50 air cargo carriers and three of the nation's top freight rail lines operate in the region. Students have interned or obtained fulltime positions at more than 250 area firms.

The center's internship and employment services are in addition to what the university provides.

We sponsor several scholarships to help you pursue your degree.

A Living-Learning Community brings together business students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

We also encourage you to join the Logistics Student Association, which sponsors field trips, guest speakers and an industry career fair and allows you to hone your leadership skills.

The College of Business' Professional Leadership Program works with corporate partners throughout the region to get you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.

The college is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). This distinction means it meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.

Our Business Leadership Building promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art computer lab. This building distinguishes us as a leader in business education.

What to expect

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management major requires 21 credit hours of business foundation courses, 27 credit hours of logistics course work (including the capstone course) and 6 credit hours of logistics electives. Logistics courses examine:

  • Advanced logistics problems
  • Business transportation
  • E-logistics
  • Global logistics management
  • Strategic marketing channels

The course work is generally conceptual in nature with analysis and numerical (college algebra) problem solving courses toward the end of the program. In addition, you're required to participate in a 240-hour paid internship after completing two core courses. Paid internships are available from local firms with extensive focus on logistics and supply chain processes.

Our Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT.