Logistics (Maritime) Associate Degree Program Overview

The Associate of Science in Logistics (Maritime) program, taught in conjunction with Arizona State University, which is pending approval from the Arizona Board of Regents and ASU faculty governance, is designed for Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who are interested in becoming better enlisted leaders in maritime logistics. The A.S. in Logistics (Maritime) program (pending approval from the Arizona Board of Regents and ASU faculty governance) helps you accomplish this by developing your skills in logistics and supply chain management, communication, financial management and accounting, analytics, and managerial skills.

Every associate degree program offered through the USNCC includes the five-course Naval Studies Certificate which provides a naval-relevant foundation to your lifelong educational journey. This is what sets the USNCC associate degree program apart from any other degree program available to you.

In addition to the Naval Studies Certificate, you will also earn a professional Certificate in Maritime Logistics, which is a seven-course program in the concentration area. This provides you with a professionally-relevant certificate that helps set you apart as an enlisted leader in maritime logistics.

Finally, you will complete the general education requirements that round out your critical thinking and communication skills and ensure your degree is transferable to a four-year degree program. This program ensures you have an established pathway to a bachelor’s degree with little to no loss in credit. While the USNCC will not pay for your courses beyond the associate degree program in maritime logistics, it will have provided you a quality foundation in your educational journey, which you can use your tuition assistance benefits, GI Bill, or other funding opportunities to continue.

Logistics (Maritime) Associate Degree Partner Institution

The Associate of Science in Logistics (Maritime) program is completed through Arizona State University, who is the degree grantor for this program. Arizona State University was selected for this program because of their military friendliness, quality education program, expertise in the field, established pathway to a four-year degree program with little to no loss of credit, and established flag officer advisory council with retired flag officers from each of the armed services, including the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Serving nearly 11,000 active-duty members, veterans, Guard, Reserves and military dependents, Arizona State University is committed to educating military-affiliated students while advancing defense research for the betterment and security of our nation. ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. ASU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Logistics (Maritime) Associate Degree Program Description

In addition to the Naval Studies Certificate and general education requirements, the Associate of Science in Logistics (Maritime) offers courses that develop your knowledge and expertise as an enlisted leader in the following way:

The Associate of Science in Logistics (Maritime) program examines the theories, concepts, and components of logistics, with particular attention to serving/supporting maritime and military logistics operations. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of logistics and supply chain management, communication, financial management and accounting, analytics, and the managerial skills necessary to be successful in maritime and military logistics, as well as supply chain management and logistics required in private industry.

Logistics (Maritime) Associate Degree Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply foundational theories, principles and strategies of supply chain logistics and its functional areas and how they relate to maritime environments and situations. 
  2. Students will be able to explain the relationship between financial accounting and supply chain activities and organizations. 
  3. Students will demonstrate appropriate business communication skills in a written assignment.

Logistics (Maritime) Associate Degree Program Requirements

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Active duty enlisted Sailor, Marine, Coast Guardsman, or Coast Guard Reservist
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Logistics (Maritime) Associate Degree Program Plan

Naval Studies Certificate
NAV101 Naval Ethics and Leadership 3 Credits
NAV102 Modern Naval History 3 Credits
NAV103 Naval Force Design 3 Credits
NAV104 Civilian/Military Relations, Organization and American Government 3 Credits
NAV105 Introduction to the Geopolitical Environment 3 Credits
General Education
WPC101 Student Success in Business 1 Credit
TBD Humanities, Arts, and Design AND Cultural Diversity in the U.S. 3 Credits
ENG101 First-Year Composition 3 Credits
ENG102 First-Year Composition 3 Credits
MAT117 College Algebra 3 Credits
CIS105 Computer Applications and Information Technology 3 Credits
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Introduction to Environmental Science
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Habitable Worlds
4 Credits
Elective Natural Sciences Course 4 Credits
Maritime Logistics Certificate
SCM200 Society, Supply Chain and You 3 Credits
ECN211 Macroeconomic Principles 3 Credits
ECN212 Microeconomic Principles 3 Credits
ECN221 Business Statistics 3 Credits
COM259 Communication in Business and the Profession 3 Credits
SCM245 Logistics for the Maritime Environment 3 Credits
SCM271 Maritime Logistics Application Capstone 3 Credits
Total: 60 Credits

Logistics (Maritime) Associate Degree Math Intensity


Logistics (Maritime) Associate Degree Ideal Rating/MOS Candidate

While there is no requirement at this time to be a part of any rating or MOS community, this program was designed primarily with the following community in mind:
The Associate of Science in Logistics (Maritime) program is designed to help those in the supply and logistics community develop a better understanding of the logistics and supply chain.
Marine Corps
04XX, 30XX, 31XX,
33XX, 34XX, 66XX
The Associate of Science in Logistics (Maritime) program is designed to help those in the supply and logistics community develop a better understanding of the logistics and supply chain.
Coast Guard
CS, SK The Associate of Science in Logistics (Maritime) program is designed to help those in the supply and logistics community develop a better understanding of the logistics and supply chain.

Logistics (Maritime) Associate Degree Education Pathways

The Associate of Science in Logistics (Maritime) program transfers seamlessly to several Arizona State University bachelor level degree programs such as the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Business and Technology Solutions (which offers a supply chain specialization) or the Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurial Leadership. These direct pathways within ASU allow students to transition from completion of the associate degree directly into a four-year degree without changing institutions and without loss of credit.

Logistics (Maritime) Associate Degree Career Opportunities

The Associate of Science in Logistics (Maritime) prepares individuals for a variety of positions in the field of transportation, distribution/warehousing, and purchasing across all sectors – private, nonprofit, government and military.

Contact Information

To find out more about this program and how to apply, contact our enrollment office through out USNCC Support Form.
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