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2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University Catalog

Human Resource Development, BS


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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.

Human Resource Development Major Change (CODO) Requirements   

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Requirements (60 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (51 credits)


Electives (9 credits)


Any non-remedial course not already required/being used on the plan of study.

Grade Requirements


  • “B-” or better is required in all HRD major courses indicated by *.
  • “C-” or better is required in all HRM minor courses indicated by ^.
  • ANY COURSE TAKEN AT PURDUE CAN BE ATTEMPTED NO MORE THAN THREE TIMES (INCLUSIVE OF W, WF, I AND IF).

GPA Requirements


  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Course Requirements and Notes


Double-counting policy - where is it allowed and not allowed; specific notes or requirements about courses; repeatable limits, study abroad, etc.

Non-course / Non-credit Requirements


Degree requirements which are not associated to a course. For example: portfolio, work experience, certifications. Should equal 0 credits.

Pass/No Pass Policy


  • HRD does not allow Pass/No Pass grading for any classes that are required to meet degree requirements. Pass/No Pass grading is allowed for Free Electives only.

Transfer Credit Policy


College, department, major transfer credit (including any/all undistributed credit, TR graded course, AP/IB credit, etc.) should be clearly stated. Can transfer credit be applied to the major? If yes, how and where?

University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC) 

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry. For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course).

Upper Level Requirement


  • Resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in and completion of at least 32 semester hours of coursework required and approved for the completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level (30000+) courses.
  • Students should be able to fulfill most, if not all, of these credits within their major requirements; there should be a clear pathway for students to complete any credits not completed within their major.

Additional Information


Any additional information that does not fit into any of the categories above.

Sample 4-Year Plan


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Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

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