Human resource management builds communities through the study of people and the workplace.The focus of the major is the connection between theory and application as it applies to meeting the needs of both the employee and employer. Students majoring in human resource management will study theories and concepts focused on understanding and effectively managing the human resource component of an organization as the knowledge and skills of employees are recognized as the critical source of competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.
All of this is accomplished through an interdisciplinary program relying on courses in psychology, sociology, management, economics and other related business courses. Topics can be categorized into three broad areas: 1) personnel issues such as job analysis, selection, compensation, and labor relations; 2) worker issues such as motivation, job satisfaction and leadership; 3) group issues including group processes, power and organizational structure.
With skills gained through this major students will have a foundation for careers in human resource management or general management or to pursue graduate studies in industrial-organizational psychology, industrial relations and business, as well as human resource management.
B.A. in Human Resource Management
Please consult the University Bulletin for degree requirements.