University Studies

Phone: 409-880-7571

Email: usadvising@lamar.edu

Location: TAGS 118

Mailing address: PO Box 10883, Beaumont, TX  77710

Department Chair: Dr. Rebecca Boone

Director of Advising: Rachel Klauss

Faculty: Mel Ervin, Theresa Mayper, Lara Jagneaux (adjunct)       

Department Academic Advisor: Tina Rich

Department Administrative Associate Senior: Crystal Reed

LU Online Academic Advisors: Stephanie Allen, Brittany Wood

UAC Academic Advisors: Trevor Poppke, Sharon Sanders

 

Department Mission

The Department of University Studies is dedicated to advancing the academic and professional goals of our students. We offer unique and innovative degree plans that allow our diverse student body the ability to customize their coursework, acquire advanced interdisciplinary knowledge, cultivate critical thinking skills, and establish a pathway toward lifelong learning. Through our portfolio courses, faculty help students discover, refine, and market their strengths for career success. Our team of advisors draws from a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide students toward academic and professional achievement. University Studies graduates are ready to meet the challenges and needs of today’s workforce and are prepared for advanced degree programs.

Overview and History

The Department of University Studies houses the University Studies bachelor’s degree program. Offered as both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts, University Studies is an innovative and marketable multidisciplinary program of study with various “dash” degrees (see dash degrees listed below). The program was implemented for the Spring 2021 semester during the 2020-2021 catalog year and consolidated the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) and Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) programs under the Multidisciplinary dash degree, which was made available to students immediately. Additional dash degrees are currently in development with the hope of being available to students for the Summer 2021 term. Students who were under the then BAAS and BGS programs were encouraged, but not required, to transition to the University Studies program. The degree is offered both online and on-campus through the Departmental program and entirely online through the LU Online program.

 

 

Academic Policies

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the degree requirements stated in the Lamar University catalog, University Studies students must satisfy the following for graduation:

  1. Earn a C or better in any course applied to the advanced electives block; earning a C or better in ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 in the core is strongly encouraged to meet prerequisite requirements.
  2. Earn at least 12 hours of senior-level credit within the advanced electives block.

ENGL 1301 and/or ENGL 1302 Exemptions

In order to meet prerequisite requirements for the AASC/UVST 3301 course, all University Studies students must earn a C or better in both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302. However, the following exemptions hold for the University Studies program:

  1. Students who completed freshman English composition course requirements prior to the Fall 2005 term are exempted from the above C or better rule; therefore, a final grade of D earned before Fall 2005 in ENGL 1301 and/or ENGL 1302 will be accepted as meeting University Studies degree requirements. This exemption applies to both Lamar and transfer students.
  2. Students who transferred to Lamar Fall 2005 or after may use a grade of D in ENGL 1301 or its equivalent to satisfy degree requirements provided they have completed a writing-intensive English course at or above the level of ENGL 1302 with a C or better. The same exemption applies to LU students who transition to University Studies from another major.
  3. Students who transferred to Lamar Fall 2005 or after may use a grade of D in ENGL 1302 or its equivalent to satisfy degree requirements provided they have completed a writing-intensive English course at or above the level of sophomore literature with a C or better. The same exemption applies to LU students who transition to University Studies from another major.

ENGL 3311 Exceptions

Any University Studies senior may, at the semester of graduation, substitute one of the following courses for ENGL 3311*^ only if completion of ENGL 3311 is not possible by the end of that semester:

  • ENGL 3310*^
  • ENGL 3326^
  • BCOM 3350
  • COMM 3301
  • COMM 3315^
  • COMM 3320
  • COMM 3340
  • COMM 3390^
  • COMM 4302
  • COMM 4365
  • COMM 4381

Any student changing to University Studies who has already completed one of the following courses with a C or better may use that completed course in lieu of ENGL 3311*^ to satisfy University Studies degree requirements:

  • ENGL 3310*^
  • ENGL 3326^
  • BCOM 3350
  • COMM 3301
  • COMM 3315^
  • COMM 3320
  • COMM 3340
  • COMM 3390^
  • COMM 4302
  • COMM 4365
  • COMM 4381

*ENGL 3310 and ENGL 3311 cannot both apply to a degree in order to satisfy degree requirements.

^Has pre-requisites.

AASC/UVST Course Waivers

The AASC/UVST courses prepare students for their academic and professional careers in different ways. AASC/UVST 3301, which requires a C or better in both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302, best benefits a student when taken early in the student’s advanced coursework study while AASC/UVST 4301 serves as both a degree capstone and a career preparation course. Thus, students take AASC/UVST 4301 the semester of their planned graduation (if the student intends to graduate after successful completion of a mini term, s/he will take 4301 the semester immediately before the mini term as AASC/UVST 4301 is not offered during mini terms). Additionally, the nature of these 2 courses necessitates that they are taken separately.

The AASC/UVST 3301 course may be waived, however, for any student who has, at the time of the student’s entrance into the University Studies degree program, 15 or fewer hours remaining for degree completion; in lieu of AASC 3301/UVST 3301, the student can select an appropriate junior or senior level, 3-credit hour course to fulfill degree requirements.

Finally, for a student changing to University Studies, AASC/UVST 3301, AASC/UVST 4301, and ENGL 3311 may be waived only if the student can graduate the current semester.

SE Final Grade Policy

As the Multidisciplinary dash is the consolidation of the BAAS and BGS programs, the SE Final Grade Policy adopted by BAAS and BGS for the Spring 2020 semester (see below) will also be adopted by the University Studies—Multidisciplinary dash degree. Therefore, for the Bachelor of Science in University Studies—Multidisciplinary, a final grade of SE will be accepted as satisfying degree requirements except in the core components of ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302, both of which will still require a letter grade of C or better.

For the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and the Bachelor of General Studies degree programs, a final grade of SE will be accepted as satisfying degree requirements except in the core components of ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302, both of which will still require a letter grade of C or better. This policy is in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis and applies only to Spring 2020 courses where a grade of SE is assigned.

We adopt this policy as an endeavor to accommodate various and evolving student needs and circumstances, to mitigate difficulties faced by our students, and to allow fairness for all. It also serves to ease the transition of on-campus courses to online and alternative formats and to allow students experiencing hardships the best chance for academic success during the Spring 2020 semester.

Of course, there may be significant consequences of an SE grade, including those for pre-requisite course requirements, GPA calculation, GPA minimums for certain programs, academic standing, financial aid, veteran’s benefits, scholarships, athletic progression as well as admission to other programs or universities. Students should contact their advisor about an SE grade and its impact on their academic goals before seeking a modification.

Physical Activity Credit Limit

Up to 2 physical activity courses can be applied to a University Studies dash degree; however, the total credit hours between the 2 applied activity courses combined cannot exceed 4 credit hours. A physical activity course is one in which a student engages in the kinetic exercise only and no theory, history, or other academic knowledge is presented. Military basic training is not considered a physical activity course.

Effective until census day for Fall full term 2021, however, any BAAS student who transitions to the University Studies—Multidisciplinary dash degree will be allowed to apply up to 8 hours of previously earned physical activity credit to the University Studies—Multidisciplinary dash degree.

Minors

A minor cannot be declared under any University Studies dash degree.

Technical Credit

The University Studies bachelor’s degree program can accept technical credit provided the credit satisfies the University’s technical credit policy. Technical credit can be applied to the University Studies—Multidisciplinary dash degree without review. However, technical credit applied to any other University Studies dash degree is subject to departmental review and approval. 

The University Studies program also allows students with substantial work experience the unique opportunity to potentially translate their knowledge into academic credit via prior experiential learning credit (PELC). In order to do so, students must enroll in and successfully complete AASC/UVST 3102 Prior Experiential Learning. In this course, students are directed through the organization of a written portfolio that describes in detail what they have learned. Upon satisfactory completion of AASC/UVST 3102, students can submit their portfolios for credit evaluation (please note that PELC is not guaranteed). If a portfolio demonstrates a student’s college-level learning, the evaluation committee will determine the number and level of credit hours to be awarded. The following applies for PELC awards

  1. At most, 24 hours of PELC credit with a maximum of 12 hours of upper (3000) level credit can be awarded.
  2. Credit is applied en bloc to the student’s Lamar transcript.
  3. PELC can apply to any University Studies dash degree.
  4. If credit is awarded, it will appear as transfer credit on a student’s transcript; thus, the maximum amount of credit that can be awarded is further limited by a student’s total transfer hours.
  5. The evaluation committee comprises the AASC/UVST 3102 course instructor, the USAAC, and the University Studies Department Chair; thus, any PELC award is final and incontestable.
  6. AASC/UVST 3102 can be taken only once if a portfolio is submitted for evaluation
Please note that PELC cannot be combined with technical credit; if a student has already applied technical credit toward a degree, s/he is ineligible for the PELC. Conversely, if a student receives a PELC award, no technical credit can be applied to her/his University Studies degree

University Studies as a Second Degree/Major

A student may want to earn a University Studies dash degree (1) as a second baccalaureate degree or (2) simultaneously with another major. The following hold for any such student:

  1. 1.       Any student who has previously earned a BAAS, BGS, or their equivalents may not earn the University Studies—Multidisciplinary dash degree as a second degree. The student may earn an alternate University Studies dash degree if the declared dash degree is “significantly different” from the student’s previous BAAS, BGS, or BAAS/BGS equivalent degree(s).
  2. No student may declare University Studies—Multidisciplinary as her/his major simultaneously with another major; however, a student may declare a second major with another University Studies dash degree provided the second degree is “significantly different” from the primary degree. At least 30 hours applied to the second degree must be exclusive to that dash degree

The University Studies Department will determine if a degree/major is “significantly different”. In addition, a student must satisfy the requirements for earning a second degree/major as well as any requirements specific to the declared University Studies dash degree.

 

Bachelor of Science in University Studies - Ethnicity, Race and Gender

Overview: The Ethnicity, Race, and Gender dash degree will allow students to examine a wide variety of issues related to intercultural relations. The knowledge and skills obtained through this program of study can be employed in careers focused on diversity, inclusion and advocacy. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.

 

Degree Requirements: 120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum:

  • 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
    • A letter grade of C or better is required for ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302
    • SOCI 1301 is preferred for the Social and Behavioral Sciences core requirement, and either MATH 1342 or PSYC 2317 is preferred in the core component area
  • 36 hours within general electives block
    • ANTH 2351 and COMM 1318 are required courses for the general electives block
    • ANTH 2372, ENGL 2371, and ENGL 2376 are preferred courses for the general electives block
  • 42 hours within advanced electives block
    • All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better
    • A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block
    • AASC/UVST 3301, AASC/UVST 4301, and ENGL 3311 are required courses for the advanced electives block
    • Race and Ethnicity Concentration: 12 hours chosen from ANTH 4340 (when topics applies); ENGL 3392; ENGL 4332; ENGL 4346: Special Topics: Rhetoric; HIST 4301; HIST 4305; HIST 4364; HIST 4365; HIST 4335 (when topic applies); COMM 4395 (when topic applies); COMM 4396 (when topic applies); SOWK 3360; SOWK 4320 (when topic applies); SOCI 3306; SOCI 4300 (when topic applies); SOCI 4365
    • Gender Concentration: 12 hours chosen from HIST 4306; HIST 4335 (when topic applies); ENGL 4315; ENGL 4332 (when topics applies); ENGL 4346: Special Topics: Rhetoric; COMM 3345; COMM 4395 (when topic applies); COMM 4396 (when topic applies); CRIJ 3309; SOCI 3310; SOCI 3315; SOCI 3340; SOCI 4300 (when topics applies)
    • Cultural Studies Concentration: 9 hours chosen from COMM 3301; COMM 3378; SOCI 3365; SOCI 4350; HIST 3321; HIST 3322

Bachelor of Science in University Studies - Global Health

Degree Overview: The Global Health dash degree will allow students to examine a wide variety of health concerns, policies, and topics in relation to the global community. The knowledge and skills obtained through this program of study can be employed in various health industries including public health organizations, health care systems, and school and community health programs. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.

Degree Requirements: 120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum:

  • 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
    • A letter grade of C or better is required for ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302
    • BIOL 2401 & BIOL 2402, BIOL 1406 & BIOL 1407, or GEOL 1403 & GEOL 1404 are preferred for the Life and Physical Sciences core requirement; ENGL 2300 or PHIL 2306 is preferred for the Language, Philosophy, and Culture core requirement; and MATH 1342 or PSYC 2317 is preferred for the core component area
  • 36 hours within general electives block
    • SOCI 1301, HLTH 1370, and HLTH 1373 are required courses for the general electives block
    • HLTH 2374 is a preferred course for the general electives block
  • 42 hours within advanced electives block
    • All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
    • A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
    • AASC/UVST 3301, AASC/UVST 4301, and ENGL 3311 are required courses for the advanced electives block.
    • Global Health Concentration: 12 hours chosen from HLTH 3337; HLTH 3360; HLTH 4309; HLTH 4340; HLTH 4370; HLTH 4380; HLTH 4301—Workshop in Health can be considered when the topic is degree related.
    • Health Sociology Concentration: 12 hours chosen from SOCI 3311; SOCI 4310; SOCI 4325; SOCI 4335; SOCI 4342; SOCI 4300—Seminar in Sociology can be considered when the topic is degree related.

Bachelor of Science in University Studies - Human Development

Degree Overview: This University Studies dash degree allows students to study human development, behavior, and interaction at different stages of the life cycle and from various academic viewpoints. This dash degree is a viable option for students who wish to study “the human” holistically while striving for careers in counseling, human service, and education. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.

Degree Requirements: 120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum:

  • 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
    • A letter grade of C or better is required for ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302
    • BIOL 2401 & BIOL 2402 are preferred for the Life and Physical Sciences core requirement; PSYC 2301 is preferred for the Social and Behavioral Sciences core requirement; and MATH 1350 is preferred in the core component area
  • 36 hours within general electives block
    • PEDG 2310, PEDG 2331, PEDG 2342, PSYC 2315, FMST 1377, FMST 2306, FMST 2316, KINT 1301, NUTR 1322, SOCI 2301, and SOCK 2361 are preferred courses for the general electives block
  • 42 hours within advanced electives block
    • All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
    • A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
    • AASC/UVST 3301, AASC/UVST 4301, and ENGL 3311 are required courses for the advanced electives block.
    • Human Development Concentration: 18 hours chosen from ENGL 3320 or THEA 3360; FMST 3302 or FMST 3340; KINA 3390, KINT 3350, or KINT 3370; PSYC 3370; SOWK 3300; FMST 3341; NUTR 4307; HLTH 3378 or SOCI 3340; PSYC 4360; SOWK 4320—Aging or SOCI 4325; SOWK 3320.
    • Education and Family Concentration: 15 hours chosen from ARTS 3371 or MUSI 3371; ENGL 4310; SOCI 3390; SOCI 4320; SOCI 4330; COMM 3320; FMST 4335; FMST 4327; FMST 4326; FMST 4326

Bachelor of Science in University Studies - Multidisciplinary

Degree Overview: The Multidisciplinary dash degree provides students with a broad-based program of study, which is tailored by the student through exploration within academic disciplines of special interest. Maximizing academic flexibility, this dash degree allows students to choose courses to enable career and personal development and achievement. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.

Degree Requirements: 120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum:

  • 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
    • A letter grade of C or better is required for ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302
    • A second mathematics course is preferred in the core component area
  • 36 hours within general electives block
    • At most 36 hours of technical credit can be applied to the general electives block; see University technical credit policy
  • 42 hours within advanced electives block
    • All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
    • A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
    • AASC/UVST 3301, AASC/UVST 4301, and ENGL 3311 are required courses for the advanced electives block.

Bachelor of Science in University Studies - Organizational Leadership

Degree Overview: The Organizational Leadership dash degree offers students insight into management techniques and communication strategies to meet the needs of today’s workforce leaders. In addition, this program of study includes supporting coursework options from various disciplines (Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Management Information Systems) to allow students to tailor for preferred leadership and analytic skills. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.

Degree Requirements: 120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum:

  • 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
    • A letter grade of C or better is required for ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302
    • COMM 1321 is preferred for the Communication core requirement; MATH 1314 is preferred for the Mathematics core requirement; PHIL 2306 is preferred for the Language, Philosophy, and Culture core requirement; PSYC 2301 is preferred for the Social and Behavioral Sciences core requirement, and MATH 1325 is preferred in the core component area
  • 36 hours within general electives block
    • PSYC 2301 (if not taken in core), BUSI 2300, BULW 1370, COMM 1318, and COMM 1373 are required courses for the general electives block.
    • BUAL 2310 and COMM 2362 are preferred courses for the general electives block
  • 42 hours within advanced electives block
    • All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
    • A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
    • AASC/UVST 3301, AASC/UVST 4301, and ENGL 3311 are required courses for the advanced electives block.
    • Management Concentration: 12 hours chosen from MGMT 3310; MGMT 3320; MGMT 3330; MGMT 4320; MGMT 4330; MGMT 4340; MGMT 4350.
    • Communication Concentration: 12 hours chosen from COMM 3301; COMM 3340; COMM 3390; COMM 4302; COMM 4320; COMM 4340; COMM 4350; COMM 4383; COMM 4395 (when topic applies); COMM 4396 (when topic applies).
    • Leadership and Analytics Concentration: 9 hours chosen from PSYC 3330; PSYC 3340; PSYC 4301 (when topic applies); SOCI 3306; SOCI 4300 (when topic applies); SOWK 3360; SOWK 4320 (when topics applies); MISY 3310; MISY 3321; MISY 3341; MISY 3370 (requires MISY 3310); MISY 3390; MISY 4380 (requires MISY 3370)

Bachelor of Science in University Studies - Social and Behavioral Sciences

Degree Overview: The Social and Behavioral Sciences dash degree allows students to explore various aspects of human interaction and social relationships. Depending on the student’s interest, this degree can be tailored for more specific career tracks within the field of social and behavioral sciences. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate/professional school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.

Degree Requirements: 120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum:

  • 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
    • A letter grade of C or better is required for ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302
    • Either MATH 1342 or PSYC 2317 is preferred in the core component area
  • 36 hours within general electives block
    • SOCI 1301 and PSYC 2301 are required courses for the general electives block if they are not taken in the core.
    • ANTH 2346, CRIJ 1301, SOWK 2361, POLS 1301, and either ECON 1301 or ECON 2301 & ECON 2302 are preferred courses for the general electives block.
  • 42 hours within advanced electives block
    • All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
    • A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
    • AASC/UVST 3301, AASC/UVST 4301, and ENGL 3311 (or ENGL 3310 with approval) are required courses for the advanced electives block.
    • Students declare a primary, a secondary, and a tertiary concentration; 12 hours are required for the primary and secondary concentrations while only 9 hours are required for the tertiary concentration.
    • Concentration options and their respective course options are listed here
      • Anthropology: ANTH 3301—Physical Anthropology; ANTH 3302—Forensic Anthropology; ANTH 4340—Topics in Anthropology (any special topic).
      • Criminal Justice: CRIJ 3309—Class, Race, and Gender; CRIJ 3311—Crime and Criminals; CRIJ 4310—Social Justice; CRIJ 4311—Ethical Issues; CRIJ 4312—Serial Murder; CRIJ 4313—Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (any special topic); CRIJ 4314—White-Collar Crime; CRIJ 4321—Responses to Crime; CRIJ 4345—Violence.
      • Economics: ECON 3310—Economics of Entrepreneurship; ECON 3320—Money and Banking; ECON 3340—Macro Economics; ECON 3350—International Trade; ECON 3390—Managerial Economics; ECON 4311—Problems in Economics; ECON 4380—Environmental Economics.
      • Family Studies: FMST 3340--Human Development I; FMST 3341--Human Development II; FMST 4335--Contemporary Family Issues; FMST 4305--Diverse Family Structures; FMST 4327--Parent-Child Relationships; FMST 4329--Family Interaction.
      • History: HIST 3321—Issues in World Cultures to 1660; HIST 3322—Issues in World Culture Since 1660; HIST 4301—Native American History; HIST 4305—American Slavery; HIST4306—Women and Gender in American History; HIST 4335—Topics in History (any special topic); HIST 4338—Ancient Greece and Rome; HIST 4344—Witchcraft and the Occult in Early Modern Europe; HIST 4346—French Revolution and Napoleon; HIST 4353—Nazi Germany; HIST 4354—The Holocaust; HIST 4359—Society and War: The United States; HIST 4364—East Asia to 1800; HIST 4365—East Asia since 1800.
      • Political Science: POLS 3313—Judicial Process; POLS 3314—Legislative Process; POLS 3320—International Politics; POLS 3330—Intro to Comparative Politics; POLS 3341—Intro to Public Administration; POLS 3343—Public Policy Formulation; POLS 3344—Introduction to Public Policy; POLS 4312—American Constitutional Law and Development; POLS 4322—International Law/Institutions.
      • Psychology: PSYC 3320—Psychology of Personality; PSYC 3330—Psychology of Social Interaction; PSYC 3340—Industrial Psychology; PSYC 3370—Child & Adolescent Psychology; PSYC 4310—Sensation and Perception; PSYC 4320—Abnormal Psychology; PSYC 4360—Learning and Cognition.
      • Social Work: SOWK 3300—Hum Beh/Soc Env I; SOWK 3320—Hum Behavior in Soc Env II; SOWK 3340—Soc Welfare Policy & Services; SOWK 3360—Promoting Social Justice; SOWK 4320—Seminar (any special topic).
      • Sociology: SOCI 3310—Sociology of Gender; SOCI 3311—Medical Sociology; SOCI 3326—Social Psychology and Human Interaction; SOCI 3340—Sociology of Sexuality; SOCI 3375—Deviant Behavior; SOCI 3380—Criminology; SOCI 3390—Juvenile Delinquency; SOCI 4300—Seminar in Sociology (any special topic); SOCI 4310—Population Problems; SOCI 4320—Sociology of Education; SOCI 4325—Aging Population and Health; SOCI 4330—Comparative Family Studies; SOCI 4335—Global Health Disparity; SOCI 4342—Epidemiology and Global Health; SOCI 4345—Terrorism and Political Violence; SOCI 4350—Sociology of Religion; SOCI 4365—Chinese Society

Bachelor of Science in University Studies - Supply Chain Management

Degree Overview: This dash degree introduces students to supply chain management. Supply chain management is the study of how to design and operate efficient networks for the production and distribution of goods. Topics in supply chain management include inventory control, purchasing, transportation, pricing, and warehousing. Supply chain innovators such as Amazon, Walmart, and Toyota have transformed how people work and live. This dash degree is a starting point to prepare students to work as supply chain analysts, logisticians or similar job titles (see https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/logisticians.htm).

Degree Requirements: 120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum:

  • 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
    • A letter grade of C or better is required for ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.
    • COMM 1321 is preferred for the Communications core requirement; ECON 1301, ECON 2301, or ECON 2302 is preferred for the Social and Behavioral Sciences core requirement; and a second mathematics course is preferred in the core component area.
  • 36 hours within general electives block
    • ENGL 2300, 2326, 2331, 2371, or 2376 (if not taken in core), MATH 1314 (if not taken in the core), and INEN 2301 are required courses for the general electives block.
    • BULW 1370, BUSI 2300, COMM 1318, and PHIL 2306 are preferred courses for the general electives block.
  • 42 hours within advanced electives block
    • All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
    • A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
    • AASC/UVST 3301 and AASC/UVST 4301 are required courses for the advanced electives block.
    • Supply Chain Management Concentration: INEN 3360, INEN 4351, INEN 4357 and 3 hours chosen from INEN 4315; INEN 4354; INEN 4369; INEN 4399--ST: Logistics Geography.
    • Technical Writing Concentration: ENGL 3310, ENGL 4312, and 6 hours chosen from ENGL 4321; ENGL 4346--Special Topics: Rhetoric; ENGL 4347; ENGL 4344—Special Topics: Writing Workshop and ENGL 4345—Writing Seminar can be considered when the topic is degree related.
    • Additional advanced coursework: INEN 3300 and INEN 3380.
    • 6 hours of open advanced coursework