Apr 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Resource Management Major, B.S.

Department of Management  

College of Business  

  Available Program Format(s): In-Person  

About the Program

People are a company’s most important asset. Human Resource personnel play an important role in the recruitment, selection, retention, and training of employees to ensure a company has the best people. The program consists of required courses that build a conceptual foundation for developing a comprehensive human resource department in a company that will aid the company in developing a competitive advantage in the industry. In addition to acquiring knowledge about business functional areas and management, students will develop skills/knowledge that are necessary to be an effective human resource manager. The Human Resource Management degree helps prepare students wishing to pursue a career in the field of human resource management.

Student Outcomes

Goal 1 - Communication: 
Business students will be able to communicate effectively.

Objective 1.1 - Prepare effective written communication

Objective 1.2 - Deliver effective oral presentations

Goal 2 -Decision Making: 

Business students will be able to analyze business decisions and propose recommendations drawn from appropriate frameworks.

Objective 2.1 - Evaluate the situation using appropriate methods and tools

Objective 2.2 - Recommend and evaluate potential solutions using appropriate methods and tools

Goal 3 - Business Environment:

Business students will be knowledgeable of ethical and global frameworks and how they relate to business decisions.

Objective 3.1 - Analyze global business factors and their impact on business solutions.

Objective 3.2 - Analyze ethical considerations and their impact on business solutions.

Goal 4 - Technological Agility:

Business students will demonstrate the ability to readily adapt to and apply new technologies to inform business decisions.

Goal 5 - Core Knowledge:

Business students will demonstrate competence in required business topics, including accounting, computer information systems, finance, marketing, management, and business law.

General Degree Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements. 

Program Requirements

  • A total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation. 
  • A grade of C- or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. 
  • A minor not required for this program.

General Studies Requirements: 33 credits

Students should consult the General Studies Requirements  for a list of courses that fulfill the General Studies Requirements for degree completion.  


** Students will fulfill the global diversity requirement by taking an approved course within one of the following categories: arts and humanities; historical; natural and physical sciences; or social and behavioral sciences. 

Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Requirement: 0 or 3 credits

  • Students should consult the Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Graduation Requirement   for a list of courses that fulfill the ESSJ Requirement for degree completion. 
  • Many programs include courses that meet this requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to determine what program courses may fulfill this requirement.

Business Core: 36 credits

Transfer students that transfer in 6 or more credits of business courses will not need to take BUS 1850 but may take any other College of Business 3-credit hour course that does not appear in their Major or Business Core requirements.

Senior Experience: 3 credits

Summary of Requirements

General Studies Requirements 33 credits
ESSJ Requirement 0-3 credits
College of Business Requirements 15 credits
Business Core 36 credits
Major Requirements 21 credits
Major Electives 6 credits
Senior Experience (counted in business core)
Unrestricted Electives 9-21 credits
Total for the Human Resource Management Major, B.S. 120 credits

Required courses for the major may also count for General Studies and ESSJ requirements, so the total credits listed may be greater than the number required to complete the degree. Therefore, it is important that you work with your advisor to make sure you are meeting requirements for your degree.