5 Majors to Consider for a Career in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

What should you study if you are interested in a career in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics?

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics careers include jobs in moving people and products from one place to another by road, air, rail, and water.  

If you are interested in a career in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics here is a list of 5 majors you might consider when thinking about your degree options. 

  1. Logistics
    Logistics majors study the management and coordination of all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output.
  2. Business, General
    Business majors study the buying, selling, and producing of goods, as well as business organization and accounting. They learn how to use the basic principles and techniques of business in a variety of workplaces.
  3. System Engineering
    Systems engineering majors enable building, analyzing, and managing a system—be it electrical, mechanical, chemical, biological or one involving business processes and logistics.
  4. Supply Chain Management
    A supply chain management major brings together concepts from finance, economics, and logistics.
  5. Air Transportation 
    Air transportation majors study aviation as well as the technical and business sides of the aviation industry.

When you think about careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster, these are just a few examples of potential majors to get you started. Explore more majors or search for colleges on BigFuture that offer these or similar majors to start building your college list!