Human Resource Development Minor
The online human resource development minor is open to all majors.
The minor includes 21 credit hours of coursework. The core courses complement skills gain in the student's major discipline by examining the human resource development functions in a private- or public-sector organizational setting. These functions include developing and implementing training and safety programs, providing individual and career development, and leading organizational change and development.
Organizations, both public and private, are increasing their emphasis on employee education, learning, and performance. Many professional and technical jobs now include the responsibilities of orientating and developing new employees and the cross-training of others within departments. As a result, graduates from many disciplines will find themselves thrust into leadership roles within their professions and chosen organizations without complete preparation.
A minor in human resource development provides knowledge and skills to assist in improving human performance in organizations. Coursework in human resource development provides an opportunity to gain an overview of other disciplines through course assignments, class discussions, group projects, and self-exploration. These experiential learning opportunities allow students to examine how the functions of human resource development can be applied in those disciplines.
The online minor in human resource development is open to all majors at Indiana State University. In addition to completing all courses in the minor, students must fulfill the University's requirements for graduation with a bachelor's degree, including successful completion of a major.
Note: Individuals who wish to enroll in one (or more) human resource development courses—but do not intend to pursue bachelor degrees—may apply to the University as non-degree students. Registration is on a space available basis. For assistance, contact Indiana State Online at (812) 237-2345 or IndianaStateOnline@indstate.edu.
The Human Resource Development Program is an affiliate of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management).
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The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.