Human Resource Development (B.S.)
The online bachelor of science (B.S.) in human resource development has been designed to meet the needs of a specialist working in the profession.
- The human resource development online bachelor degree combines a core curriculum with directed electives that can support the student's work background or allow the student to develop specialized areas of expertise. Content of the human resource development major is based on the disciplines of education, business, psychology, and related behavioral sciences. Required studies in the human resource development major are drawn from the competency studies from the American Society of Training and Development and the Society of Human Resource Management.
- The program is open to entering freshmen (with no previous college experience) as well as transfer students. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.
- The Human Resource Development Program is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to students residing in countries other than Canada and the United States (including U.S. Territories). The exceptions are U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
While a minor is not required for completion of the human resource development bachelor degree online, students are encouraged to pursue this option to enhance employability. Students should work with their advisors to select a relevant minor.
Human resource development specialists provide the training and education in technical, supervisory, motivational, diversification, and orientation areas that organizations need to be successful and productive enterprises. These professionals conduct, plan, and manage education, training, and other human resource development activities.
Jobs typically held by human resource development graduates include those with responsibilities for training and development, organization development, career development, performance management systems, union/labor relations, work-life initiatives, and other general human resources functions.
The Human Resource Development Program is an affiliate of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management).
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
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