Academic Catalog

2022-2023 Edition

Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management

A successful supply chain management career requires an understanding of the major elements of supply chain management processes and technologies. The Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management (BSSCM) program provides a practical and theoretical foundation within the field in accordance with the university’s Christian heritage and mission. The BSSCM program will provide a systematic analysis of the core components of supply chain operations across varying types of industries and will include the study of financial controls, inventory control, warehousing, transportation, and handling. Students apply theories and practical skills of supply chain management including quality improvement and inventory management for the global supply chain. Careers in the field of supply chain management include the areas of logistics, operations research, business and financial operations, buying and purchasing, and cost estimation. Students will also be equipped to continue their studies in graduate programs in supply chain management or related fields.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) for the B.S. Degree in Supply Chain Management

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management program will be able to:

  • PLO 1: Demonstrate the ability to integrate biblical concepts and principles with discipline-specific topics and domains.
  • PLO 2: Demonstrate professional competencies in supply chain management, including practical and analytical skills required of the field.
  • PLO 3: Demonstrate effective visual, written, and oral communication skills.
  • PLO 4: Demonstrate the practical application of supply chain management theories in today’s marketplace.
  • PLO 5: Demonstrate critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills in the planning and implementation of effective supply chain operations strategies.
  • PLO 6: Apply principles of Christian ethics in response to ethical dilemmas and issues within the field of supply chain management.

The Los Angeles Pacific University Core comprises the General Education requirements and the LAPU Distinctives. Students are encouraged to complete the Core before beginning their major requirements. General Education requirements may be met by transfer work. The LAPU Distinctives are required for all undergraduate degrees at LAPU.

Requirement Title Credits
General Education Requirements25
LAPU Distinctives9
Total Credits34

General Education

Requirement Title Credits
English Communication
COMM 105Public Communication3
ENGL 105Introduction to Academic Research and Writing3
ARTS 110Introduction to Art3
ENGL 115Introduction to Literature3
or PHIL 205 Introduction to Philosophy
or PHIL 210 Introduction to Ethics
Quantitative Reasoning
STAT 280Applied Statistics3
Behavioral Sciences
ECON 203Principles of Microeconomics3
Social Sciences
HIST 202World Civilizations3
or HIST 204 U.S. History from 1865
or HIST 420 United States History and the Constitution
Physical and Biological Sciences
BIOL 230Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab4
or BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab
or CHEM 115 Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab
or NSCI 150 Introduction to Astronomy/Lab
Total Credits25

LAPU Distinctives

Requirement Title Credits
BIBL 100Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy3
BIBL 230Introduction to Biblical Literature: Luke/Acts3
ISTU 101Success in the University 13
Total Credits9

Must be taken at LAPU.


To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management, students must complete the following degree components:

Requirement Title Credits
Core 128
Program Requisites15
Major Requirements45
Total Credits120

34 credits total; 6 credits are counted below in Program Requisites.

In order to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management degree, students must complete the following required courses while achieving a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 in their major courses.

Requirement Title Credits
Core Requirement 128
Program Requisites
ACCT 210Financial Accounting3
ACCT 220Managerial Accounting3
ECON 203Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics3
STAT 280Applied Statistics3
Major Requirements
BUSN 250Business Communications3
BUSN 270Business Law and Ethics3
BUSN 310Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions3
BUSN 350Marketing and E-Commerce3
BUSN 395Project Management3
BUSN 415Operations Management3
ECON 440International Economics and Trade3
ISYS 380Information Systems Management3
SCHM 300Global Supply Chain Management3
SCHM 310Quality Management3
SCHM 320Transportation and Distribution Management3
SCHM 400Strategic Warehouse Management3
SCHM 410Procurement and Strategic Sourcing3
SCHM 420Consumer Value Ecosystem3
SCHM 490Supply Chain Management Capstone3
Electives Requirement 232
Total Credits120

6 credits of the 34-credit Core are fulfilled within the Program Requisites.


Students may choose from any course in the catalog. If students wish to complete a concentration, they may complete a maximum of two concentrations.

Students may also earn up to 30 credits of electives via Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).