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Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Resource Management, B.S.

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Human resources management (HRM) contributes to the strategic direction and effectiveness of an organization. Human resource professionals help manage and retain the most important asset - human capital. HRM students will develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that contribute to strategic goals of an organization. Students will develop competencies in business acumen, talent acquisition and development, compliance, employee and labor relations, motivation, compensation and benefits, and human resource systems in diverse and inclusive organizations.

In general, 300 - level courses in the Business Administration Professional Core or Electives Groups are taken after students have completed the freshman and sophomore years (4 full semesters).

However, students who have completed 45 semester hours and who have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or above are eligible to take 300 - level business core courses during the second semester of the sophomore year.

A student can complete no more than two internships in business administration, each carrying no more than three semester hours of credit.


General Education Requirements (39-42 sem. hrs)

For a complete list of general education courses click here ​. For additional information on general education requirements click here .

Ethics Course Requirement (3 sem. hrs)

Human Resource Management Major (24 sem. hrs)

Students who elect to earn a major in Human Resource Management must complete 21 hours of required courses and 3 hours of electives courses from the courses listed below.

Electives (9-12 sem. hrs)

Total: 120 (sem. hrs)

The total reflects the minimum number of hours to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Some courses listed above may fulfill more than one requirement block. Please speak to your academic advisor to plan your specific degree path.


All students must take part in evaluations of the business core and major outcomes during their last 30 hours prior to graduation. MGMT 479  - Strategic Management 3 hours with a C or higher satisfies the culminating experience for the business core. MGMT 490  Strategic Human Resource Management 3 hours with a C or higher satisfies this capstone requirement for the Human Resource Management major.

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