Human Resource Management
|Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
|Human Resource Management
Building 76A, Room 309
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree in Human Resource Management (HRM) equips graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to recruit, hire, deploy, and manage human capital strategically in an organization. The program emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of issues involved with workforce management and required core competencies within modern business organizations where employees are regarded as human capital, and effective people management is perceived as the impetus for development of successful long-term competitive strategies. By providing a well-grounded human resources management curricula, graduates are prepared to seek careers in compensation and benefits, performance management, training and development, and generalist positions. This degree program aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
The B.S.B.A. in Human Resource Management is an included program in the University's accreditation by AACSB International.
In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the B.S.B.A. in Human Resource Management must meet the requirements listed below. A minimum course grade of "C" is required in all College of Business prerequisites, major, and major-related courses.
Students should consult with their academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Education Curriculum:
Human Resource Management majors should take the following courses to satisfy components of the General Education curriculum courses:
|Elements of Statistics
|Calculus with Business Applications
|Principles of Economics Macro
Civic Literacy Requirement
The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy. The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and an exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.
|Students Included in Cohort
|Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
|Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018
|Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021
|Complete a course or exam
|Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter
|Complete both a course and exam
Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.
There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan.
Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.
State-mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
|Principles of Financial Accounting
|Principles of Managerial Accounting
|Personal Computer Applications
|Principles of Economics Macro *
|Principles of Economics Micro
|Calculus with Business Applications *
|Elements of Statistics *
Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements
Lower Division Electives
|Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to complete at least 60 semester hours in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.
Students must complete courses from both the C.O.B. core (30 sh) and from the Human Resource Management Major (30 sh).
College of Business BSBA Core
All students pursuing a BSBA major in the College of Business must complete each of the following BSBA core courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
|Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
|Writing for Business: Theory and Practice
|e-Business Systems Fundamentals
|Introduction to Business Analytics
College of Business Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy
The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by AACSB International, the highest level of accreditation available to a college or school of business. As such, the College believes that it is in the student's best interest to take all junior/senior level BSBA Core, Major, and Major-related courses at UWF. These courses are typically taught by academically or professionally qualified faculty members as defined in the College's policy on faculty qualifications.
Undergraduate transfer credit for degree programs in the College of Business is awarded consistent with specifications in the UWF Catalog and the requirements of Florida's Common Numbering System.
Normally, the College of Business will not accept transfer credits as equivalent to UWF 3000/4000 level business-related courses from institutions not accredited by AACSB International.
Students should seek guidance from their College of Business academic advisors on these matters.
Human Resource Management Major+
|Behavior in Organizations
|Human Resources Management
|Management of Diversity
|Compensation and Benefits
|Recruitment and Selection
|Business Leadership and Change Management
|Human Resource Law
|Strategic Human Resource Management
|Choose one of the following:
3000/4000 level advisor-approved College of Business elective
Courses included in the major GPA.