BBA - Human Resource Management

Program Requirements

A minimum total of 120 credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in human resource management. In addition to meeting the requirements of the WSU General Education Program and the requirements for all BBA programs set by the W. Frank Barton School of Business, candidates for the BBA in human resource management must satisfy the following requirements of the curricular major:

All majors must contain at least 12 unduplicated credit hours. All minors must contain at least 3 unduplicated credit hours.

Course Title Hours
General Education
Select courses to meet General Education requirements 134-35
College Requirements 2
Bachelor of Business Administration Core Requirements27
Advanced Standing Requirements23-25
Human Resource Management Major
HRM 466Fundamentals of Human Resource Management3
HRM 665Employment Law3
HRM 666Talent Acquisition3
HRM 668Performance Management and Incentives3
HRM 669Learning in Organizations3
Major Electives
Select 6 credit hours from the following6
High Performance Leadership
Designing Successful Organizations
Building Remarkable Teams
Communicating Effectively in Organizations
Managing in Diverse Organizations
Other courses may be used as electives with advisor consent, including:
Cooperative Education
Independent Study/Project
Seminar in Selected Topics
Open Electives
Select enough electives to reach 120 credit hours12-15
Total Credit Hours120

A maximum of 3 credit hours of co-op may be used in the major.


Required major courses may also count towards General Education requirements. Students will need to select additional electives to reach 120 credit hours required for graduation with assistance from an advisor.


See the Bachelor of Business Administration page of the catalog for a full explanation of these college requirements.

Applied Learning

Students in the BBA - human resource management program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by taking HRM 669 Learning in Organizations.

In this course, students are required to complete a semester-long training project for real existing businesses or designated group of trainees. The project allows students to apply the course concepts in a real, practical situations. Students can choose their target population or organization.