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Human Resources Management BS

Major in human resources management

The human resources management (HRM) program prepares students to recruit, train, and develop employees, and implement programs and processes to retain a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The HRM degree program helps students build the knowledge and skills to successfully manage the people-related practices within organizations. The knowledge acquired in finance, accounting, marketing, management, and operations supplements the HRM program by providing students with the range of business skills and knowledge necessary to work within or run a successful businesses and thrive in the modern workplace.

Human resources professionals ensure organizational success through acquisition and development of a productive and thriving workforce, and help create a supportive and inclusive working environment through the development of compensation and benefits packages, incentive programs, and health and safety initiatives.

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You'll complete a total of 120 credit hours, consisting of business foundation, human resources, and University Studies courses, which expose you to an array of disciplines and experiences.

You will complete the following 6 core courses in human resources:

  • Employment Law
  • Employee Relations and Labor Relations 
  • Employee Training and Development 
  • Staffing, Recruiting and Performance Management 
  • Strategic Human Resources Management

Our curriculum prepares you for responsible roles close to the action, such as: 

  • Recruitment manager
  • Benefits administrator 
  • Employee relations manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Human resources generalist
  • Operations supervisor

Enhance your career options with a minor in human resources. You'll gain the basic knowledge and skills to manage personnel in a wide variety of organizations, including entrepreneurial ventures and nonprofits. For the minor, you'll complete 21 credit hours, consisting of 12 credits in human resources and the remainder in related business courses. 

Admission to the human resources minor requires that you already have a business major. In addition, students must have: 

  • Completion of 54 credits 
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Good academic standing in your major 

Foundation courses in all business minors: 

  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics 
  • ACT 211 Principles of Accounting I 
  • MKT 311 Principles of Marketing 
  • MGT 201 Organizational Behavior 
  • Honors College: take advanced courses, pursue research, and be part of a community of scholars
  • Study Abroad: earn academic credits and gain a global perspective on your field
  • Undergraduate Research: faculty work with students on cutting-edge research projects
  • University Studies: gain the benefit of a broad university education to enhance your knowledge and skills

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