Bachelor of Science in Distribution & Logistics

Distribution and Logistics represents professions concerned with the movement and delivery of goods throughout the world. In the College of Engineering and Technology, the distribution and logistics program provides a unique combination of coursework, technology, and hands-on learning to prepare students for successful careers in the supply chain. Our classes are taught by professional faculty with industry experience, interactive teaching styles, and a strong network of career opportunities for graduates.

Whether you are a new freshman, a transfer student, or an industry professional looking to enhance your career opportunities, we have a degree program for you. Enroll in face-to-face classes in our state-of-the-art Science and Technology Building or enjoy the flexibility of a completely online option through North Carolina’s leader in distance education. The opportunity to earn a minor in business administration adds additional value. Our graduates find success in the manufacturing industry, wholesale distribution, e-commerce, business-to-business sales, transportation companies, and international logistics.

A Degree in Demand

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, supply chain related occupations may include logisticians, purchasing, transportation/distribution managers, supply chain analysts, and more. In 2016, the median salary for these professionals was $74,160; and the job outlook, on average, is positive at 22-percent growth. U.S. News and World Report states that distribution and logistics is one of the top 25 career choices for 2018.

In 2024, the Industrial Distribution and Logistics on-line degree was ranked sixth in the US by, an organization committed to providing “an unbiased view of education options. ….using a wide variety of sources for rankings, including government data, external accolades like Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, and manual program research.”  The accolade is recognition of an online degree started in 2009 that continues to improve and provide high-value education in all things relating to the supply chain, including domestic and international transportation, supplier sourcing and procurement, warehouse and inventory control, relationship sales, and enterprise resource planning.

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Our graduates will:

  • Develop an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and up-to-date tools to provide solutions for logistical and operational problems within a supply chain or distribution system.
  • Be able to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
  • Understand how to analyze, design, optimize, and maintain systems or processes to continuously improve products and services for their organization and customers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate technical product information and business concepts through graphics, oral presentations, and written documents.
  • Exhibit the ability to function effectively on teams.
  • Understand professional, ethical, global, and social responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage and lead through experiences gain in student project teams, networking opportunities, and professional organizations.

Check out our list of courses and a proposed four-year plan:

Transferring from a North Carolina Community College?

Questions concerning transferring into this 4-year BS Distribution and Logistics degree can be directed to You can also ask if you qualify for a 2-year plan for an Distribution and Logistics concentration within the BS Industrial Technology degree.

SAP University Alliance
We are long time members of the SAP University Alliance, utilizing a live SAP environment to provide experiential learning with information technology from a global leader in enterprise software.

Internships/Co-Op Experiences

Faculty assist students to obtain a required internship or co-op experience for course credit. The real-world experience develops the relationship between coursework and industry, providing personal and professional growth.

Faculty like Family

All of faculty have real-world experience and enjoy staying closer to our students. We recognize that our job is two-fold: provide you an outstanding education and help guide you on navigating the employer recruiting process as you pursue that important first job upon graduation. Our goal is to help you build a successful career.


Other organizations that Distribution and Logistics students are encouraged to join include:

Student Organizations

PAID: Professional Association of Industrial Distribution
This ECU student organization promotes relationships and involvement with regional companies to provide on-site visits and networking opportunities.

The Bachelor of Science in Distribution and Logistics is accredited by
ATMAE: The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering