B.S. Industrial Technology Online

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Industrial Technology (IT). The program builds a Bachelor of Science degree focused on management and advanced technology on top of an AAS degree or other backgrounds. The degree covers topics of interests to industry including project management, six sigma, lean manufacturing, logistics, supply chain management, work design, safety, maintenance, and production planning.

The B.S. IT degree is 100% online. Many students who work full time have been able to complete the program.

The first two years of this program are typically based on a 2-year AAS degree, certifications at a technology program, or military training. Students are accepted from technical two-year programs throughout the state and nation. This degree builds on the successful completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree, technical certification, military ACE credits, or equivalent study. Students can transfer up to 75 hours towards this 120 hour degree from community colleges (33 technical hours and 42 academic hours). Lamar University has scholarships for transfer students. For more information abou the program, please see the video at the side of this page.

Based on the Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS), the average salary for B.S. IT was $85,032 in 2018. The average starting salary for B.S. IT students is high due to most graduates having work experience.

Most 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.

Example Transfer Plans

The following are example transfer plans. The program is very flexible and most technology credits from AAS degrees, certifications programs, or military training credit can be transferred into the program.