Students experience and develop Human Resource generalist capabilities through this competency-driven and applications-based Human Resource program. By combining a dynamic market designed and driven Human Resource concentration with a well-rounded Business Management degree, the student is preparing to become a marketable Human Resource practitioner with a business partner orientation. Those already in the function can develop and advance their career potential through this up-to-date program.

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Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communication. Demonstrate competency in communicating effectively both independently and in teams, using oral, written, or non-verbal techniques, to include the use of technology, in the gathering and presentation of information.
  2. Math/Financial. Apply general math skills to analyze general business operations.
  3. Business Fundamentals. Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand basic theories, principles & practices, and terminology related to each functional area of business.
  4. Critical Thinking. Apply knowledge in the decision-making and problem-solving process.
  5. Diversity. Interpret and explain the importance of diversity in the global workplace.
  6. Ethics. Identify the foundations and importance of ethics and social responsibility, and how business integrates this into their ongoing operations.
  7. Human Resources. Gain applied knowledge of the concepts, processes, and practices within the human resources function.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
COMM-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning (or higher Approved Ohio Transfer 36 Mathematics course) 1
Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Science I (Recommended for transfer)
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications
Honors Computer Applications
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Semester
ACCT-1311 Financial Accounting (Financial Accounting) 3
BADM-1122 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
ECON-2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
PHIL-2060 Business Ethics 2 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II
Honors College Composition II
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
BADM-1210 Labor-Management Relations 3
BADM-2330 Human Resource Management 3
ECON-2010 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MARK-2010 Principles of Marketing 3
PSY-1050 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
BADM-1460 Workers' Compensation Law 3 3
BADM-2110 Production/Operations Management 3
BADM-2151 Business Law 3
BADM-2340 Human Resources Law and Application 3
BADM-2390 Advanced Human Resources Practices 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60-61

MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics taken prior to Fall 2024 will be accepted to meet mathematics requirement for this program.


PHIL-2020 Ethics or PHIL-202H Honors Ethics will be accepted in place of PHIL-2060 Business Ethics.


BADM-1460 Workers' Compensation Law is cross-listed with PL-1460 Workers' Compensation Law. Either course will meet this program requirement.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.