Undergraduate Human Resources Program

The Human Resources (HR) Studies major merges knowledge from the human resources field, social and behavioral sciences, business, and the liberal arts. The changing nature of HR work is explored both nationally and globally. HR theories and their practical applications in the workplace are an essential part of the program.

Human Resource professionals:

  • Work within all industries
  • Are concerned with recruiting, developing, and retaining a productive workplace.

The faculty is committed to:

  • Providing the highest quality learning environment
  • Preparing students academically and practically for employment
  • Helping students develop their own knowledge, skills, and attitudes to prepare themselves for a career in human resources

Students are encouraged to:

  • Demonstrate academic excellence in all coursework
  • Make meaningful service commitments to their communities
  • Develop an attitude toward life-long learning
  • Actively participate in the HR profession
    • Membership in the student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Science Degree

  • 131 credits with 37 credits from HRS major courses
  • Required Business minor
  • Required portfolio documenting specific student outcomes
  • Overall minimum 2.5 GPA is required in major courses
  • Overall minimum 2.0 GPA is required in cognate courses
  • Required internship to gain practical work experience
  • National and global focus - study abroad is encouraged
  • Required 80-hour service learning component
  • Accelerated B.S./M.S. can be earned in a five-year period


Minor in Human Resources Studies

The student must take a minimum of 18 credits. Five courses are required: HRS 111, 112, 251, 252, and 340 plus one HRS elective.