Recruit, retain and develop talent

You will develop the technical skills you need to excel in a career as a human resource manager with a Human Resource Management major. You can help other people succeed in the workplace by assisting them in improving their productivity and finding job satisfaction. 

This course of study will help you develop skills required for the recruitment, retention and development of the 21st-century workplace. 

With a human resource major, you will receive a solid human resource base coupled with the skills to design and manage a human resource information system (HRIS). 

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Human Resource Management curriculum

The curriculum includes foundational courses in human resources and psychology, plus two HRIS courses to give you hands-on design and management exposure to components of HRIS concepts.

Quick facts

  • Become qualified to work in human resource departments in several capacities
  • Sit for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification exams (if qualified)
  • Consider the minor if majoring in another discipline 
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Alternate degree completion options

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Human Resource Management

Nearly every industry needs a human resource manager. HR managers work for companies, local and state governments, hospitals and medical facilities, colleges and universities, consulting services and employment services. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster than average growth outlook of 6% from 2019 to 2029.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Academic requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Jacqueline Garcia
Olivia Miller, ’21, biology major and runner on the track & field/cross country team.

Learn from professionals who have been there

Human Resource Management Major Jacqueline Garcia loved the job and internship resources available to her at Carlow and felt supported throughout her college career. “Being in the Human Resource Management Program, I feel as though the biggest element that made my courses so useful was the fact that my professors incorporated what they have learned as HR professionals into the classroom. The knowledge I have received throughout the program makes me feel prepared as a I enter into my HR career.”

Human Resource Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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