The Bachelor of Arts in Transportation and Logistics Management focuses on the principles, policies, trends, and current issues within air, maritime, or ground transportation. Transportation and logistics management is at the core of global supply chain management, encompassing manufacturing, distribution, retailing, recreation, and national security industries. This versatile degree helps to prepare you for job opportunities in many industries including the military, government, and large corporations whose success depends on the global fulfillment of customers’ requirements.

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 general education level learning objectives, the program also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. Graduates in this degree program will be able to:

  • Apply systems analysis to transportation, logistics, and supply chain management.
  • Relate the multidimensional impact of transportation on the economy, public systems, national and local infrastructure, and the environment.
  • Examine the transportation systems’ political, regulatory, and legal issues.
  • Describe and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the major modes of international transportation.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required30
Select one of the following concentrations:15
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements42
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
ECON101Microeconomics3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Macroeconomics
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 (8 semester hours)
COMM110Information & Digital Literacy2
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
Introduction to Information Technology Writing
Legal Research and 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
Calculus
Natural Sciences with Lab (4 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:4
Habitable Worlds Are We Alone with Lab
Introduction to Biology with Lab
Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
Introduction to Physics with Lab
Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
Introduction to Meteorology with Lab
Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab
Total Semester Hours30
1

All literature courses require successful completion of ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing or ENGL110 - Making Writing Relevant.

Major Required (30 semester hours)

ECON102Macroeconomics3
COLL300Research, Analysis, and Writing3
TLMT311Introduction to Transportation Management3
TLMT312Transportation Economics3
TLMT313Supply Chain Management3
TLMT331Fundamentals of Intermodal Transportation3
TLMT341Logistics Management3
TLMT351Packaging3
TLMT352Distribution Systems3
TLMT441Advanced Business Logistics3
Total Semester Hours30

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

General Concentration (15 semester hours)

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

Select 5 courses from the following:15
Business Theory
International Business Management
Risk Communications
Principles of Financial Management
Budget Development and Execution
Border and Coastal Security
Port Security
Management Information Systems
Public Policy
Hazardous Materials Transportation
International Logistics Management
Logistics Management and Operations
Hazardous Materials Management
Best Practices in Reverse Logistics
Air Transportation
Airport Operations
Air Cargo Operations and Security
International Trade and Regulations
Total Semester Hours15

Concentration in Air Cargo (15 semester hours)

This concentration is designed to educate a new generation of airport and air operations professionals in air freight forwarding services as a key component in global logistics management, retail management, transportation management, and in accounting best practices to all components of today’s complex cargo movement business environment. Students will have an opportunity to understand how air cargo rules of operation are being used in their military or civilian air logistics organization. It will provide students with the knowledge base of current applications and opportunities to study practical applications in domestic and international air transportation and air logistics scenarios.

Objectives

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Classify and explain the issues and challenges of implementing an air freight forwarding management system.
  • Explain best practices of air cargo operations.
  • Analyze the relationships and interaction among private and public sector stakeholders who secure airport operations from a variety of potential disruptions.
  • Understand the role of the airport manager in the management, administration, financing and operating within small, medium, and large hub airports.
  • Acquire an in-depth analysis of the complex balance of airport management and air cargo handling companies.
  • Understand physical facility planning for cargo management, the economics of airport operation and the organizational structure of related companies who support the movement of air cargo through airports.

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

TLMT415Airport Operations3
TLMT416Air Cargo Operations and Security3
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Principles of Financial Management
Border and Coastal Security
Leadership & Motivation
Leading Yourself Foundations
International Logistics Management
Air Transportation
Total Semester Hours15

Concentration in Reverse Logistics Management (15 semester hours)

This concentration is designed to educate a new generation of professionals in reverse logistics as a key component in logistics management, retail management, engineering management, and in accounting best practices, to all components of today’s complex business environment. Students will have an opportunity to understand how reverse logistics is being used in their military or civilian logistics organization. It will provide students with the knowledge base of current applications of reverse logistics use and opportunities to study practical applications in domestic and international transportation and logistics scenarios. In today’s competitive global transportation and logistics 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. Retail and military logistics decision makers are still uncertain in many cases on how to apply the use of reverse logistics to their business model. Some see reverse logistics as part of the supply chain; others see reverse logistics as marketing or sales. However, within the next three to five years, one will see an increase in reverse logistics as a separate organizational component reporting directly to the CEO or CFO.

Objectives

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • 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.

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

Select 5 courses from the following:15
Environmental Issues in Reverse Logistics
Technology in Reverse Logistics
Cost and Benefit Analysis of Reverse Logistics
Food and Beverage Reverse Logistics
Reverse Logistics Management and Operations
Recalls Best Practices and Issues
Total Semester Hours15

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

TLMT498Senior Seminar in Transportation and Logistics (to be taken as the last course before graduation) 13
Total Semester Hours3
1

Prerequisite: Senior Standing and completion of all major courses prior to enrollment.

Elective Requirements (42 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.