Human Resources (B.A.)

Human Resources Course Descriptions

The purpose of the major in Human Resources is to prepare students for challenges in the workplace related to managing and developing people. This includes those interested in HR careers as well as those who desire to improve their ability to solve problems, improve processes and enhance the effectiveness of people in organizations. In addition to developing competencies in key HR activities (staffing; training & development; performance management; compensation & benefits; legal compliance), the student will develop important skills in critical thinking, problem solving, technology and business communication.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources degree fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The guidelines -- created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 -- are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

45 semester hours as follows:

A. Business Core Courses (21 hours)

ACC 2311Financial Accounting

BIS 2325Bus Information Processing

MGT 3340Concepts/Functions Management

MGT 3354Theo/Conc Personnel Management

MGT 4355Organizational Behavior

MSC 3370Statistical Analysis/Business

MSC 3371Models/Management Science

B. Human Resources Courses (24 hours)

HRES 3330Human Resources and the Law

ORGD 3340Organizational Development

HRES 3350Staffing

HRES 3360Training and Development

HRES 3370Compensation and Benefits

HRES 3380Performance Management

ORGD 4350Leadership in Organizations

HRES 4380Capstone in Human Resource