Mar 22, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Human Resource Development, BS

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.

For more information on Human Resource Development click here.

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (36 credits)

Free Electives (9 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
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Requirements

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Program Requirements

15 Credits

Spring 1st Year

15-16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits


2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

“C-” or better required in all HRD major courses

1Students are required to complete a globalization experience that addresses the corresponding embedded outcome from the University Core Curriculum.

*Fulfills University Core

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