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Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources

The purpose of the major in Human Resources is to prepare students for challenges in the workplace related to managing and developing people. This includes those interested in HR careers as well as those who desire to improve their ability to solve problems, improve processes and enhance the effectiveness of people in organizations.

In addition to developing competencies in key HR activities (staffing; training & development; performance management; compensation & benefits; legal compliance), the student will develop important skills in critical thinking, problem solving, technology and business communication.

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources has been acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its full alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 332 programs in 251 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum human resources content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The guidelines were created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 and are a part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define human resources education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Student Eligibility

Students who are enrolled in their final year of an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university that has been approved by SHRM’s Academic Initiatives staff as being aligned to SHRM’s curriculum guidelines are eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP exam. Students must also have accumulated at least 500 hours of an internship or practical HR experience and must be in good standing with their school. See a current listing of approved schools at shrm.org/academics/programdirectory.

Major Requirements

Completion of 46 semester hours of UIW Core Curriculum

45 semester hours as follows:

A. Business (21 hours)

ACC 2311 Financial Accounting
BIS 2325 Business Information Processing
MSC 3370 Statistical Analysis of Business
MSC 3371 Models of Management Science
MGT 3340 Concepts and Functions of Management
MGT 3354 Theories and Concepts of Personnel Management
MGT 4355 Organizational Behavior

B. Human Resources (24 hours)

HRES 3330 Human Resources and the Law
ORGD 3340 Organizational Development
HRES 3350 Staffing
HRES 3360 Training & Development
HRES 3370 Compensation and Benefits
HRES 3380 Performance Management
ORGD 4350 Leadership in Organizations
HRES 4380 Capstone in Human Resources

Free Elective Module

Hours as needed to meet the 120 total credits.

Total requirements must equal at least 120 credit hours to be eligible for graduation.

Minor in Human Resources (18 hours)

Must complete:

ORGD 3340 Organizational Development
ORGD 4350 Leadership in Organizations

And complete 12 hours from the following:

HRES 3330 Human Resources and the Law
HRES 3350 Staffing
HRES 3360 Training & Development
HRES 3370 Compensation and Benefits
HRES 3380 Performance Management
 

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