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Industrial Engineering Technology (Logistics) BS
Program Overview

If you are interested in pursuing a career in logistics, supply chain management, distribution, transportation, operations management or another sector of industry, the Industrial Engineering Technology- Logistics Degree (BS) from The University of Southern Mississippi may be right for you.  Our bachelor’s logistics degree is designed to prepare our students with the knowledge and expertise to meet the growing demands of industry.  This fully online program provides you – the student – with a strong background in technical sciences and applied mathematics.

Online at Southern Miss understands the needs of our students, and that you may have responsibilities keeping you away from campus.  This online logistics degree allows you to achieve your academic goals in a convenient and affordable platform without setting foot in a classroom.  Learn the industry from the ground up with USM.   Your life, plus college.

Interested?

Qualifications

Any student who satisfies admission requirements to the University through the Office of Admissions and meet core requirements is eligible for admission to the IET-Logistics program. Core requirements include College Preparatory Core (CPC) units in English, mathematics, sciences, social studies, and computer applications.

If you don’t meet the above core requirements, you may still be considered for admission to the summer developmental program through an interview and screening.

If you have an ACT sub-score of 16 and below in reading and English, you’ll be required to enroll in English 099 your first semester. If you have an ACT Math sub-score 20 and below, you must enroll in Math 099 your first semester.

If you are a transfer student, you can bring up to 62 credit hours community colleges and/or 4 year institutions and take 62 more credits hours from Southern Miss. More specific information regarding freshman and transfer student requirements can be found here.

Use the following link to begin the application process: https://apps.usm.edu/admissions/ugapp/

Degree Requirements


  • ENG 101 – Composition One 3 hrs.
  • ENG 102 – Composition Two 3 hrs.


Science Requirement (8 hours)

Select 2 courses with labs:

  • AST 111 – General Astronomy I 3 hrs. AND
  • AST 111L – General Astronomy I Laboratory 1 hr.
  • AST 112 – General Astronomy II 3 hrs. AND
  • AST 112L – General Astronomy II Laboratory 1 hr.
  • BSC 103 – Biology and Society 3 hrs. ◊AND
  • BSC 103L – Biology and Society Laboratory 1 hr ◊
  • BSC 110 – Principles of Biological Science I 3 hrs. ◊AND
  • BSC 110L – Principles of Biological Science I Laboratory 1 hr. ◊
  • BSC 111 – Principles of Biological Science II 3 hrs. ◊AND
  • BSC 111L – Principles of Biological Science II Laboratory 1 hr. ◊
  • BSC 250 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 hrs. AND
  • BSC 250L – Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory 1 hr.
  • BSC 251 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 hrs. AND
  • BSC 251L – Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory 1 hr.
  • CHE 104 – Chemistry and Our Environment 3 hrs. AND
  • CHE 104L – Chemistry and Our Environment Laboratory 1 hr.
  • CHE 106 – General Chemistry I 3 hrs. * AND
  • CHE 106L – General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • CHE 107 – General Chemistry II 3 hrs. * AND
  • CHE 107L – General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • GHY 104 – Weather and Climate 3 hrs. AND
  • GHY 104L – Weather and Climate Laboratory 1 hr.
  • GHY 105 – Landforms, Hydrology and Biogeography 3 hrs. AND
  • GHY 105L – Landforms, Hydrology and Biogeography Laboratory 1 hr.
  • GLY 101 – Physical Geology 3 hrs. * AND
  • GLY 101L – Physical Geology Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • GLY 103 – Historical Geology 3 hrs. * AND
  • GLY 103L – Historical Geology Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • MAR 151 – Introduction to Ocean Science 3 hrs. AND
  • MAR 151L – Introduction to Ocean Science Laboratory 1 hr.
  • PHY 103 – Introductory Physics 3 hrs. AND
  • PHY 103L – Introductory Physics Laboratory 1 hr.
  • PHY 111 – General Physics I 3 hrs. * AND
  • PHY 111L – General Physics I Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • PHY 112 – General Physics II 3 hrs. * AND
  • PHY 112L – General Physics II Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • PHY 201 – General Physics I with Calculus 4 hrs. * AND
  • PHY 201L – General Physics I with Calculus Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • PHY 202 – General Physics II with Calculus 4 hrs. * AND
  • PHY 202L – General Physics II with Calculus Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • PSC 190 – Living in a Material World 3 hrs. AND
  • PSC 190L – Lab for Living in a Material World 1 hr.
Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)

  • MAT 100 – Quantitative Reasoning 3 hrs. ***
  • MAT 101 – College Algebra 3 hrs.
  • Higher-level MAT course*


  • ENG 203 – World Literature 3 hrs.
Select 2 courses, 1 History required:

  • HIS 101 – World Civilizations: Beginnings to 1500 C.E. 3 hrs.
  • HIS 102 – World Civilizations: 1500 to the present 3 hrs.
  • PHI 151 – Introduction to Philosophy 3 hrs.
  • PHI 171 – Ethics and Good Living 3 hrs.
  • REL 131 – Comparative Religion 3 hrs.


Select 1 course:

  • ART 130 – Art Appreciation 3 hrs.
  • DAN 130 – Dance Appreciation 3 hrs.
  • MUS 165 – The Enjoyment of Music 3 hrs.
  • THE 100 – Theatrical Expressions 3 hrs.


Select 2 courses:

  • ANT 101 – The Human Experience: A Global Perspective on Human Diversity 3 hrs.
  • COH 100 – Concepts of Wellness 3 hrs.
  • ECO 101 – Basic Economics 3 hrs.
  • GHY 101 – World Geography: Dynamics of a Changing Earth 3 hrs.
  • PS 101 – American Government 3 hrs.
  • PSY 110 – General Psychology 3 hrs.
  • SOC 101 – Understanding Society: Principles of Sociology 3 hrs.


IET 400 – Senior Project 3 hrs. (Capstone)



  • ENG 333 – Technical Writing 3 hrs. (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites



Select 1 course:

  • CMS 111 – Oral Communication 3 hrs. (SI)
  • CMS 305 – Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs. (SI)
  • CMS 320 – Business and Professional Speaking 3 hrs. (SI)
  • CMS 330 – Small-Group Communication 3 hrs. (SI)


  • IET 400 – Senior Project 3 hrs. (Capstone)
  • Must be taken Senior Year; ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

Note:


*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major.

**This particular GEC course is recommended by this major.

***This course does not satisfy prerequisites for any other math course.

◊ GEC restrictions apply; see here.

GEC 06 – GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here.



  • AEC 132 – Architectural Graphics 3 hrs. AND
  • AEC 390 – Engineering Economics 3 hrs.
  • IET 302 – Industrial Quality Control 3 hrs.
  • IET 350 – Industrial Cost Control 3 hrs.
  • IET 370 – Operations and Logistics Concepts 3 hrs.
  • IET 400 – Senior Project 3 hrs. (Capstone)
  • IET 405 – Production and Inventory Control 3 hrs.
  • IET 406 – Industrial Automation 3 hrs.
  • IET 409 – Plant Layout and Material Handling 3 hrs.
  • IET 410 – Motion and Time Study 3 hrs.
  • IET 414 – Engineering Project Management 3 hrs.
  • IET 470 – Logistics Transportation Systems 3 hrs.
  • IET 471 – Logistics Distribution Systems 3 hrs.
  • IET 472 – Global Supply Chain Management 3 hrs.
  • IET 480 – Industrial Simulation and Modeling 3 hrs.


  • MGT 300 – Management for Organizations 3 hrs.
  • MGT 325 – Operations Management 3 hrs.
  • MGT 364 – Human Resource Management 3 hrs.
  • MAT 103 – Plane Trigonometry 3 hrs. ♦*
Select 2 courses with labs:

  • CHE 106 – General Chemistry I 3 hrs. *AND
  • CHE 106L – General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • CHE 107 – General Chemistry II 3 hrs. *AND
  • CHE 107L – General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • GLY 101 – Physical Geology 3 hrs. *AND
  • GLY 101L – Physical Geology Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • GLY 103 – Historical Geology 3 hrs. *AND
  • GLY 103L – Historical Geology Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • PHY 111 – General Physics I 3 hrs. *AND
  • PHY 111L – General Physics I Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • PHY 112 – General Physics II 3 hrs. *AND
  • PHY 112L – General Physics II Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • PHY 201 – General Physics I with Calculus 4 hrs. *AND
  • PHY 201L – General Physics I with Calculus Laboratory 1 hr. *
  • PHY 202 – General Physics II with Calculus 4 hrs. *AND
  • PHY 202L – General Physics II with Calculus Laboratory 1 hr. *
Select 1 option:

  • MAT 101 – College Algebra 3 hrs. *or
  • Technical Elective ♦
Select 1 course:

  • CSS 211 – Statistical Methods I 3 hrs.
  • PSY 360 – Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 hrs.


Choose approved technical electives as needed with adviser’s approval. (See Hours to Degree below.)

Note:


♦ Trigonometry is required for this major. Students may enter MAT 103 directly if Math ACT sub score is 24 or higher. If Math ACT sub score if less than 24, MAT 101 and MAT 103 must be completed.

Hours to Degree


124 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Industrial Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Logistics. At least 50 percent of the hours applied to a degree at The University of Southern Mississippi must be earned from a senior college, and 45 of these hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above. The student must earn at least 21 of the last 30 hours of course work and at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss. See Residence Hour Requirements for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions


Other classes that aren’t listed may count towards your logistics degree once your transcript has been evaluated and posted.



No, online students pay resident tuition.  For information about pricing, click here 

 



If yes, visit online.usm.edu/military for more information on how Southern Miss can serve you and your needs.   We’re here to help you with funding and scholarship information, admissions and even enrolling in courses.   



Yes, the program is available totally online.  Students are not required to visit campus for an in-class lecture; however, an online lecture may be required by your instructor.   



Are there additional fees for the logistics degree?

Additional course fees may apply.  Fees range between $20-$60.   


Is this logistics degree program ABET accredited?

Yes, our Industrial Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ETAC-ABET) www.abet.org.


What is the prospect of getting a job after graduation?

The career outlook for industrial engineering technology graduates is very promising as it is demanding and highly paid. One of the strengths of an education in industrial engineering technology is the diverse curriculum, which provides graduates with a wide variety of technical and management skills as well as problem-solving techniques. This diversity makes a number of career paths available, with the result that the overall demand for industrial engineering technologists remains high. Based on our alumni survey, 95% of our graduates land a job related to the discipline within a year of their graduation.


Where do your graduates work?

While most industrial engineering technologists have traditionally gone to work in manufacturing and related industries, an increasing number are being used in other areas including logistics transportation, supply chain, utilities, healthcare, government, and service industries. Our alumni survey indicates majority of our graduates work with local companies. A significant number of graduates work within the US and some of them are employed in overseas.


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