Supply Chain Logistics Management

Degree:Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
Major:Supply Chain Logistics Management
Certificate:Supply Chain Logistics
Department:Department of Commerce
Building 53, Room 120E
(850) 474-2652
CIP Code:52.0203
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.S.B.A. in Supply Chain Logistics Management is an included program in the University's accreditation by AACSB International.

Today's businesses operate in increasingly complex domestic and global marketplaces. Managing logistics operations within such complex supply chains impacts all aspects of the organization, as well as, its customers and suppliers. The Supply Chain Logistics Management major provides students with the core knowledge to recognize, understand, and manage logistics and transportation operations and market such services.  

Supply Chain Logistics Management coursework will expose students to core supply chain management areas of logistics, transportation, materials planning and management, demand management, finished goods distribution, customer service, global and intermodal logistics, transportation brokerage and freight forwarding, logistics analytics, and procurement.

The major builds an understanding of how logistics and transportation are managed by connecting students to business logistics in the field through interactions with executives in the classroom and in industry facilities. Students will be skilled in identifying the critical service and cost factors when making business logistics decisions, and students will be equipped with the skills to evaluate trade-offs between the factors and to ultimately make the most cost-effective and service-effective logistics decisions.

Program Requirements

In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the B.S.B.A. in Supply Chain Logistics Management must meet the requirements listed below. A minimum course grade of "C" is required in all College of Business prerequisites, major, and major-related courses.

Students should consult with their academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.

College of Business BSBA Core

All students pursuing a BSBA major in the College of Business must complete each of the following BSBA core courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

BUL 3130Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3
FIN 3403Managerial Finance3
GEB 3213Writing for Business: Theory and Practice3
GEB 4361International Business3
ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
ISM 3116Introduction to Business Analytics 3
MAN 3025Management Fundamentals3
MAN 3504Operations Management3
MAN 4720Strategic Management3
MAR 3023Marketing Fundamentals3
Total Hours30

College of Business Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy

The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by AACSB International, the highest level of accreditation available to a college or school of business. As such, the College believes that it is in the student's best interest to take all junior/senior level BSBA Core, Major, and Major-related courses at UWF. These courses are typically taught by academically or professionally qualified faculty members as defined in the College's policy on faculty qualifications.

Undergraduate transfer credit for degree programs in the College of Business is awarded consistent with specifications in the UWF Catalog and the requirements of Florida's Common Numbering System.

Normally, the College of Business will not accept transfer credits as equivalent to UWF 3000/4000 level business-related courses from institutions not accredited by AACSB International.

Students should seek guidance from their College of Business academic advisors on these matters.

General Education

In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.

General Education Curriculum:

Supply Chain Logistics Management should take the following courses to satisfy components of the General Education curriculum courses:

Public Speaking
Elements of Statistics
Calculus with Business Applications
Social Sciences3
Principles of Economics Macro

Multicultural Requirement

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy. The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and an exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.

*BOG 8.006s.1007.25(4,a-b)

Common Prerequisites

ACG 2021Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACG 2071Principles of Managerial Accounting3
CGS 2570Personal Computer Applications3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics Macro *3
ECO 2023Principles of Economics Micro3
MAC 2233Calculus with Business Applications *3
STA 2023Elements of Statistics *3
Total Hours21

 Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements

Lower Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to complete at least 60 semester hours in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.3-12

Supply Chain Logistics Management Specialization

MAR 3202Supply Chain Logistics Management +3
TRA 3234Warehousing and Terminal Management +3
TRA 4155Seminar in Supply Chain Logistics Strategy +3
TRA 4202Logistics Systems and Analytics +3
MAN 4597Global Logistics Management +3
MAN 4570Purchasing and Supply Management +3
TRA 3153Strategic Transportation Management +3
Advisor-approved elective (MAR 4941 recommended) +3
Total Hours24


3000/4000 level advisor-approved electives or logistics internship +6

Courses included in the major GPA

Supply Chain Logistics Certificate

Department: Commerce

Semester Hours: 12 sh upper division, at least 9 sh of which must be taken at UWF.

Program Requirements: In addition to meeting general UWF requirements, participants must successfully complete the prescribed courses earning a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each course, and secure a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for the course required by the certificate. 

Requirement A3
Supply Chain Logistics Management
Requirement B9
Purchasing and Supply Management
Global Logistics Management
Strategic Transportation Management
Warehousing and Terminal Management
Logistics Systems and Analytics
Seminar in Supply Chain Logistics Strategy
Advisor-approved upper-division Marketing (MAR) elective
Total Hours12

Certificate in Aviation Supply Chains and Logistics

Semester Hours: 12 sh upper division, at least 9 sh must be taken at UWF.

Program Requirements: In addition to meeting general requirements, participants must successfully complete the prescribed courses earning a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each course.

TRA 3440Introduction to Air Transportation *3
TRA 3444Air Cargo and Aviation Logistics *3
MAR 3202Supply Chain Logistics Management3
TRA 4202Logistics Systems and Analytics3
Total Hours12

Students may need to complete ECO 2023 Principles of Economics Micro if not already taken.