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Earn Your Degree In Logistics & Supply Chain Management Online

Logistics is one of the fastest-growing and most important professions in today’s global economy. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management online from Northern Arizona University prepares you to work in a variety of industries and get “the right stuff to the right place at the right time.” You can pursue this in-demand bachelor’s degree entirely online or with some in-person classes.

Find A Good-Paying Job Managing Logistics & Supply Chains

With a bachelor’s degree from NAU in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, you have the specialized knowledge and business skills to manage complex logistics operations, including purchasing, managing transportation, designing and locating facilities, monitoring and improving logistics processes, managing imports/exports, and coordinating your firm’s activities with other firms in your supply chain.

Employment in logistics and supply chain management is expected to grow by more than 10% through 2020. Potential careers include:

  • Buyer or Agent
  • Logistician
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Purchasing Manager

Catalog Information

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Degree Information
120 units
Maximum Transfer Units
Additional Admission Requirements - Additional Application

University Requirements

  • To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

    • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
    • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
    • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
    • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
    The full policy can be viewed here.



In addition to University Requirements:

  • At least 64 units in an approved associate's degree transfer block (Up to 75 credit hours can be transferred by students who possess an A.A.S. degree from an AZ community college.)
  • At least 18 units of B.A.S. Requirements
  • 21 units of B.A.S. Logistics and Supply Chain Management Specialization Requirements

  • Up to 9 units of specialization prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy specialization requirements.

  • Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Some online/blended coursework Required
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The purpose of the BAS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (BAS-LSCM) is to provide students with multi-modal delivery of a Baldrige-quality education as applied through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation in logistics and supply chain management, business and the liberal studies.  Given LSCM’s requirement for significant coordination between multiple departments and firms, the program emphasizes communication, collaboration and teamwork, including virtual teamwork and its facilitating technologies.  After laying a solid foundation with a course in the fundamentals of logistics, the program provides separate courses in global logistics, sustainable logistics, logistics network analysis and design, and strategic logistics, including the strategic selection of information technology resources.   To broaden the strengths of our graduates and better prepare them for success in the business world, the logistics courses are accompanied by a carefully selected set of business courses.  Courses emphasize pragmatic, real-world-relevant content and utilize realistic experiential assignments, including many complex team-oriented assignments, with the students regularly encouraged to apply the ideas and assignments to their own firms.  The faculty, a mix of academics and experienced practitioners, are highly qualified following the guidelines of the ACBSP, with quality further promoted through a comprehensive outcomes assessment program as well as a mentoring program in which full-time faculty annually evaluate the course content of part-time faculty.  


Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • To be admitted into a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) plan, you must have an associate's degree, either completed or in progress, at a regionally accredited institution and the associate's degree must be completed prior to the awarding of the B.A.S. degree.
Liberal Studies Requirement
    • Please note that you may use the same course to satisfy both a liberal studies and a B.A.S. Requirement. 
    • Up to 9 units of major prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy major requirements.
    • Students with a completed AGEC from Arizona Community Colleges will have met the 35 units of liberal studies requirements.
    • Students with a completed IGETC from California Community Colleges will have met the 35 units of liberal studies requirements.
Associate Degree Transfer Block
    • 64 units in an associate's degree transfer block. If you have been awarded an A.A.S. degree from an Arizona Community College, NAU will accept up to 75 transfer units.
Major Requirements
  • B.A.S. Requirements (18 units)
  • This coursework is designed to help you acquire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, computer, and quantitative skills. Some departments may require that you take specific courses from the B.A.S. Requirements or may place other restrictions on the courses that the department requires. Please see departmental requirements for specific information. Other courses may be used to fulfill the B.A.S. Elective requirements. Please note: at least 15 units in the core must be upper-division (300-400 level) courses.

  • Specialization Prerequisites (6 units)The specialization prerequisites shown above may be waived for students with the appropriate prior coursework. Contact your advisor for details.

General Electives
  • Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit. 

    You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

Additional Information
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.