B.S. Industrial Technology Online

The B.S. in Industrial Technology online builds a Bachelor of Science degree focused on management and advanced technology on top of an AAS degree (Instrumentation, Process Technology, Computer Drafting Technology, Process Operator, Logistics and other technology focused AAS degrees), military credit, or other backgrounds. The degree covers topics of interests to industry including:

  • Project management
  • Six Sigma and Lean
  • Automation
  • Logistics
  • Supply chain management
  • Work design
  • Safety
  • Maintenance
  • Production planning


The B.S. IT degree can be completed 100% online

Build on your degree, certification or training

The first two years of this online program are typically based on a 2-year AAS degree, certifications at a technology program, or military training. This online degree builds on the successful completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree, technical certification, military ACE credits, or equivalent study. Students can transfer hours towards this 120 hour degree from community colleges. Lamar University has scholarships for transfer students.

Average salary

Based on the Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS), the average salary for B.S. IT was $98,006 for 2020 graduates in 2021 (#1 in Texas). The average starting salary for B.S. IT students is high due to most graduates having work experience.

Transferring Credit

For admission to the online program, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Most students transfer 34 technical hours from an Associate of Applied Science degree, Certifications, or Military Training toward the 120 hours B.S. IT degree.
  2. Students can also transfer an additional 32 hours of academic coursework for a total of 66 hours of transfer credit.
  3. Transfer credits are not required to join the B.S. IT program, but most students in the program are transfer students.

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Angela Letulle
Program Advisor B.S. IT

Mr. Gary Yentzen
B.S. IT Program Director
(409) 880-8806


Industrial and Systems Engineering

B.S. Industrial Technology online degree plan has 7 upper division elective courses. Having seven electives allows students to develop a custom degree plan based on their career goals. 

Classes are not taught each semester. The department typically offers 2 to 3 electives per semester (about 8 electives per year). Elective topics change based on the needs of our students and industry.

You can also take elective outside the department. Most business, computer science, and other courses at the junior or senior level (3000 or 4000 course number) can be used as electives if part of a cohesive plan of study. You must get the approval of your advisor or the department head for using a course not listed on this page as an elective. You must also have the prerequisites to take the course.

Most online industrial technology students do not pursue graduate degrees. For students interested in a graduate degree, the degree has seven electives to help you get ready for an M.B.A. program or master’s degree in Management Information Systems. The Early Start M.B.A. for B.S. IT provides guidance on electives for students who want to get an M.B.A. after a B.S. IT degree.