The Bachelor of Science Degree Program with a major in Human Resource Management is 120 semester hours in duration. The program is made up of three components. The first consists of 36 semester credit hours of general education. All of the courses are required. The coursework in general education is designed with a broad base of subjects and consists of coursework in the social sciences, mathematics, history, English and psychology.
The second component is made up of 54 semester credit hours provides a business core to all students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree related to business. This second component provides a strong emphasis in management, business law, marketing, and accounting, among other business related areas of study. There are no electives available in this section of the program.
The third component is related to the more narrowly defined area of Human Resource Management with a strong emphasis in personnel development. This component consists of 30 semester credit hours and includes, among other areas of focus, coursework in labor relations, supervision, motivation, recruiting, negotiation, and training. All courses are required.
The professional profile in human resources that companies, organizations and institutions demand includes group managing skills, understanding of social and individual psychology and the interpretation of organizational behavior. Other key skills include training and development of employees, recruiting and staffing, compensation and benefits, and employment law. This program assists in preparing students with these skills, and also helps them develop creative leadership abilities in human resource management in order to add value to the overall success of a business enterprise. Successful graduates are prepared for positions such as human resource administrators, managers-in-training, compensation and benefits managers, training and development specialists, recruiters, employment relations managers, and staffing specialists.