9.17. Human Resource Management

Programs offered:
B.A. in Human Resource Management
Minor in Human Resource Management (TU)

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 (see Sec. 8.5.1. for a complete list of B.A. graduation requirements)

  1. Completion of the following courses:
    ACC 230 Financial Accounting
    ACC 231 Managerial Accounting
    BUS 260 Principles of Management
    BUS 275 Business Analytics
    BUS 362 Human Resources Management
    BUS 382 Management-Labor Relations
    ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics
    ECO 122 Principles of Macroeconomics
    PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
    PSY 202 Organizational Psychology
    PSY 204 Social Psychology
    PSY 303 Psychological Testing
  2. Completion of two of the following behavioral science courses:
    PSY 203 Learning and Conditioning
    PSY 205 Theories of Personality
    PSY 301 Research Methods
    SOC 302 The Sociology of Work and Occupations
  3. Completion of two of the following Business Administration courses:
    BUS 240 Business Law I
    BUS 310 Corporate Finance
    BUS 350 Marketing
    BUS 462 Recruitment and Selection
    ECO 220 Intermediate Microeconomics
    ECO 424 Labor Economics
  4. Additional requirements and things to note:
    1. A grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses contributing to the major.
    2. No upper level courses taken in completion of the major can be used towards any other major or minor offered within the division of economics and business administration.

Minor in Human Resource Management (TU)

  1. Completion of the following courses:
    BUS 260 Principles of Management
    BUS 362 Human Resource Management
    BUS 382 Management-Labor Relations
    PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
    PSY 202 Organizational Psychology
    PSY 204 Social Psychology
  2. Additional requirements and things to note:
    1. A grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses contributing to the major.
    2. No upper level courses taken in completion of the minor can be used towards any other major or minor offered within the division of economics and business administration.