About the Program
A new major in Human Resource Development (HRD) offers you unparalleled resources, learning experiences and development opportunities.
When you graduate from this innovative program, you will be prepared to train and develop employees, improve employee engagement and performance, diagnose organizational needs, and assess system effectiveness. In essence, you will help organizations develop all job-related aspects for their employees.
Your personal and professional skill set will grow to include essential behavioral skills such as business acumen, communication, consultation, organization evaluation, ethical practice, global and cultural effectiveness, leadership and navigation, and employee management.
You will be able to recognize how employee behavior, knowledge, and skills enhance organizational effectiveness. When management identifies new opportunities, they will look to your expertise and guidance in developing organizational talent and addressing workplace challenges.
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120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Requirements (60 credits)
Required Major Courses (45 credits)
Human Resource Management Minor required (15 credits)
The following courses are integrated into the Plan of Study and will fulfill the Human Resource Management Minor.
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (51 credits)
University Core Requirements
- Human Cultures Humanities
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
- Information Literacy
- Science #1
- Science #2
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
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- 32 credits of upper division courses (30000 level or higher) must be taken at Purdue University, West Lafayette.
- ANY COURSE TAKEN AT PURDUE CAN BE ATTEMPTED NO MORE THAN THREE TIMES (INCLUSIVE OF W, WF, I AND IF).
- 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
- “B-” or better required in all HRD major courses
- Students are required to complete a globalization experience that addresses the corresponding embedded outcome from the University Core Curriculum.
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