About the Industrial Distribution Degree Program

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Industrial Distribution majors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are prepared for careers in technical sales and for future business leadership roles. They are provided with professional, technical, business, communication and leadership competencies. The curriculum for Industrial Distribution students comes from the leaders in manufacturing and distribution and from the U.S. Department of Labor, and includes an emphasis on six key areas: agriculture, chemical and pharmaceutical, electrical, instruments, mechanical equipment and supplies, and medical. Graduates have the scientific, technical, product and industry business knowledge to excel in their career. 

*2019-20 CBT Placement Stats. Data based on 91% response rate of program graduates

Industrial Distribution Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Graduate Program

Degree Received

Industrial Distribution Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Peijie Li

"The Industrial Distribution program exposed me to different companies from all over the country that are constantly seeking to hire technical sales professionals. I was able to join my current employer via their internship program through Curricular Practical Training. The internship eventually lead to a job offer upon graduation for a full-time position in Kansas City. Today I work with numerous customers in the manufacturing industry and help them solve problems and be better at what they do through automation."

Peijie Li

Rensenhouse Electric Consolidated Electrical Distributor, Kansas City, Missouri

What can you do with an Industrial Distribution Degree

Industrial Distribution graduates have a 100% placement rate between careers and graduate school. Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Industrial Distribution graduates work for.


  • Inside Sales
  • Project Management
  • Management Trainee
  • Contractor
  • Account Support Specialist
  • Sales Consultant


  • Fastenal
  • Blue Print Engines
  • Winsupply
  • Graybar
  • Home Pride
  • Cap Logistics
  • Winwater
  • Cummins
  • Riekes Equipment


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