Our Bachelor of Arts in Reverse Logistics Management is designed to educate a new generation of professionals in reverse logistics management, retail management, and engineering management in complex military or business environments. In today’s competitive business climate, organizations are always under pressure to adapt to new procedural and technological trends to improve the visibility of product and cargo flows through an ever-widening and complex supply chain. This online degree program provides you with knowledge of current applications of reverse logistics and opportunities to study practical applications in domestic and international transportation and logistics scenarios.

This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Classify and explain the issues and problems of implementing a reverse logistics system in a manufacturing, retail or military operation.
  • Explain best practices of a reverse logistics operation.
  • Classify and explain the differences between forward and reverse logistics.
  • Explain how reverse logistics can be used to track and trace goods as returns, recalls, recycling and as waste.
  • Explain how to differentiate the financial impact of reverse logistics from financial components within a business environment.
  • Develop an implementation plan to use reverse technology processes and technology within a manufacturing, retail or military organization.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required30
Select one of the following concentrations:12
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements45
Total Semester Hours120

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (9 semester hours)
COMM120Information and Digital Literacy3
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Public Speaking
Effectiveness in Writing
Composition and Literature
Technical Writing
Scientific Writing
Business Writing
Human Relations Communication
Information Literacy and Global Citizenship
Introduction to Information Technology Writing
Human Relations
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Accounting for Non Accounting Majors
Fundamentals of Programming
College Algebra
College Trigonometry
Introduction to Statistics
Math for Liberal Arts Majors
Natural Sciences (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Chemistry
Introduction to Meteorology
Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Environmental Science
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Astronomy
Total Semester Hours30

Major Required (30 semester hours)

COLL300Research, Analysis, and Writing3
RLMT301Introduction to Reverse Logistics Management3
RLMT302Environmental Issues in Reverse Logistics3
RLMT303Technology in Reverse Logistics3
RLMT304Reverse Logistics Policies and Procedures3
RLMT305Cost and Benefit Analysis of Reverse Logistics3
RLMT306Green Logistics Programs and Issues3
TLMT312Transportation Economics3
TLMT405Best Practices in Reverse Logistics3
Total Semester Hours30

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program and may select from a General Concentration, a Concentration in Entrepreneurship, or a Concentration in Transportation and Logistics Management.

General Concentration (12 semester hours)

This general concentration allows you to select from other concentration courses offered in this program. Selecting the general concentrations enables you to create your own focused area of study.

Concentration Requirements (12 semester hours)

Select 4 courses from the following:12
Leadership & Motivation
Food and Beverage Reverse Logistics
Reverse Logistics Management and Operations
Recalls Best Practices and Issues
Hazardous Materials Transportation
Total Semester Hours12

Concentration in Entrepreneurship (12 semester hours)

Provides entrepreneurial techniques and concepts that you can apply to startup businesses or to create new reverse logistics systems in an existing organization. You will strengthen your customer service skills as you learn how to put the customer first and to deliver superior service to both internal and external customers.


Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student will be able to:

  • Establish entrepreneurial factors affecting product and services in the reverse logistic environment

  • Apply customer service skills to entrepreneurial projects, programs or organizations

  • Analyze entrepreneurial ventures understand sources of funding and other legal requirements

Concentration Requirements (12 semester hours)

ENTR150Idea Generation3
ENTR216Service Innovation and Delivery3
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Business Plan Foundations
Financing a New Venture
Practical Law for the Entrepreneur
Total Semester Hours12

Concentration in Transportation and Logistics Management (12 semester hours)

Delves into the different historical, procedural, and technological trends in transportation and logistics as well as reverse logistics. You will gain an understanding of the interface between forward and reverse logistics, as well as the entire supply chain for different organizations.


Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student will be able to:

  • Apply systems analysis to transportation, logistics and supply chain management.

  • Understand the transportation systems’ political, regulatory and legal issues

  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of major transportation and logistics systems

Concentration Requirements (12 semester hours)

Select 4 courses from the following:12
Introduction to Transportation Management
Supply Chain Management
Hazardous Materials Transportation
Logistics Management
Advanced Business Logistics
Total Semester Hours12

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

RLMT495Senior Seminar in Reverse Logistics Management (to be taken as the last course before graduation) 13
Total Semester Hours3

Elective Requirements (45 semester hours)

Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.