Degree Program Overview

The ability to attract, develop, motivate, and manage talent is crucial to organizational success.  Because of this, organizations look for leaders who not only inspire employees but can also partner with various areas of the organization to contribute value.  A Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Human Resource Management sends a signal to employers that your knowledge, skills, and competencies are current across an array of HR functional areas.  In fact, the curriculum for this B.B.A. program at SHSU is recognized as being fully aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

The College of Business Administration (AACSB accredited) at Sam Houston State University is proud to offer a B.B.A. in Human Resource Management that offers small-sized classes and provides personal attention from experienced and committed faculty. 

Professional development opportunities are important for our students and help hone both their hard and soft skills.  The B.B.A. in Human Resource Management offers opportunities to become involved in various experiences over the course of your time at SHSU and include the following:

  • Leadership in our Student SHRM Chapter
  • Travel to local, state, regional, and national conferences
  • Participation in case competitions
  • Networking sessions with guest speakers
  • Community engagement projects with local businesses
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Internships
  • And more!


Students wishing to pursue a B.B.A. in Human Resource Management are required to have a 2.0 GPA in the following:

•     SHSU GPA
•     Cumulative GPA (SHSU and transfer)
•     SHSU business courses
•     Cumulative business courses (SHSU and transfer)

At least 50% of the required business curriculum for the BBA degree must be taken in residence at Sam Houston State University, which may include courses taken at The Woodlands Center campus or through SHSU Online.

Careers in Human Resource Management

  • Selection, Recruitment, Orientation, Retention, etc.
  • Benefits, Compensation, Payroll, etc.
  • Regulatory Compliance, Occupational Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity, etc.

Or continue your education with a graduate degree.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer I: May 15
  • Summer II: June 15