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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Supply Chain Management Major, BS in Business Administration – Collateral Option

Supply chain management has responsibility for the movement of raw materials and component parts into and within a business firm and to the distribution of finished products and services to customers.

Because having products and/or services in the right place at the right time is critical for success in any business, supply chain management plays a critical role in a firm’s comprehensive supply chain. A career in supply chain management offers students the opportunity to make a significant contribution to corporate effectiveness in this area.

The internationally recognized Supply Chain Management program at the University of Tennessee is currently regarded as one of the most comprehensive and contemporary programs in the nation. The program offers a fundamental yet innovative curriculum. Students develop important skills required of supply chain management professionals as well as learn how supply chain management helps solve business supply chain management problems.

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.

Term 1

  • 2 Natural Sciences  Elective 3-4 Credit Hours *
  • 4 Unrestricted Elective 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 16-18

Term 1 Milestone Notes

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Term 2

Credit Hours 15-17

Term 2 Milestone Notes

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Term 3

Credit Hours 15

Term 3 Milestone Notes

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Term 4

Credit Hours 15

Term 4 Milestone Notes

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Credit Hours 15

Term 5 Milestone Notes

Term 6

  • Collateral 6 Credit Hours
  • 4 Unrestricted Elective 2 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 15

Term 6 Milestone Notes

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Credit Hours 14

Term 7 Milestone Notes

  • No milestones

Credit Hours 15

Term 8 Milestone Notes

  • No milestones

Total Credit Hours 120-124


  1. Must be completed by the end of the First Year.
  2. Chosen from the Volunteer Core * list.
  3. Students who have already completed MATH 132 * with a C or better may substitute that for MATH 141 *.
  4. Any courses not already required for the major. Students admitted to Smith Global Leadership Scholars will fulfill 10 hours of electives with the following courses – BUAD 217 , BUAD 317 *, BUAD 417 , BUAD 427 , and BUAD 497 .
  5. Students admitted to Smith Global Leadership Scholars will complete the honors versions of these courses: ACCT 208 , BUAD 337 , BUAD 338 , BUAD 457 *, ECON 218 *, FINC 308 , and STAT 207 *.
  6. Students admitted to Smith Global Leadership Scholars will not take these courses due to content being covered elsewhere in their curriculum.
  7. Students pursuing a collateral in Finance must choose ACCT 203  or ACCT 208 , and FINC 306 .
  8. First-semester freshmen should take BUAD 100 ; transfer students should take BUAD 210  .
  9. At least three hours from courses among the Volunteer Core : Applied Arts and Humanities *, Arts and Humanities *, Global Citizenship – International *, Global Citizenship – US *, or Social Sciences * lists.

* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .

Supply Chain Management Collateral Options

Advanced Foreign Language

(only available to students pursuing International Business as a secondary major)