Human Resources, BS

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources is designed to help students develop core competencies in all aspects of human resources management. Students are also encouraged to further develop their skills by working within the business community through internship and service learning opportunities. In addition to providing a solid background in human resources, the program also provides students with a comprehensive general education foundation as well as the opportunity to develop other business related skills. A graduate with a BS degree in Human Resources may work in one or more of five key areas: staffing, training and development, occupational safety and health, compensation and benefits, and employee and labor relations.

Students with a BS degree in Human Resources will be prepared for the national certification exam offered by the Human Resources Certification Institute which is becoming increasingly required for employment.

PNC General Education Core

Composition and Communication (9 credits)

ENGL 10100English Composition I

0 - 3 credits

ENGL 10200English Composition II

3 credits

COM 11400Fundamentals Of Speech Communication

3 credits

Quantitative Reasoning (6 credits)

MA 21300Finite Mathematics I

3 credits

STAT 30100Elementary Statistical Methods

0 - 3 credits

MA 15300 or higher and STAT 30100 or higher become requirements for the BS in Human Resources if students have met the Quantitative Reasoning component of the General Education Core with other courses. MA 11100 does not count towards the Bachelor of Science in Human Resources.

Natural Sciences and Technology (6 credits)

Choose two courses from Natural Sciences and Technology.

Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

Choose two courses, one from each list Humanities and Social Sciences.

General Education Elective (3 credits)

Free Elective

3 credits

PNC Supplemental Core

Composition and Communication Electives

ENGL 42000Business Writing

3 credits

OLS 47700Conflict Management

3 credits

Information Technology (Choose one)

IT Elective

3 credits

GBG 35400Management Information Systems

3 credits

IT elective may be in CNIT. However, CNIT 10700, will not be accepted.

Foriegn Language 6 credits

Foreign Language I

3 credits

Foreign Language II

3 credits

Legal and Ethical Foundations

OLS 36800Personnel Law

3 credits

Ethics (Choose One for 3 credits)

OLS 44100Leading Ethically

3 credits

GBG 34400Business Ethics

3 credits

Technical Support

Management

IET 35200Operations Management

3 credits

Business

GBG 12700Development Of Business In The United States

3 credits

Serves as Freshman Year Experience (FYE) course for this degree.

Financial Management

MGMT 20000Introductory Accounting

3 credits

Economics (Choose One for 3 credits)

ECON 25100Microeconomics

3 credits

ECON 25200Macroeconomics

3 credits

Required Courses

Human Resources Core 30 credits

OLS 25200Human Relations In Organizations

3 credits

OLS 33100Occupational Safety And Health

3 credits

OLS 37600Human Resource Issues

3 credits

OLS 37200Staffing and Performance Appraisal

3 credits

OLS 37900Compensation And Benefits

3 credits

OLS 37500Training Methods

3 credits

OLS 37800Labor And Management Relations

3 credits

OLS 47100Human Resource Information Systems

0 - 4 credits

OLS Elective

3 credits

OLS 49400Organizational Policy

3 credits

Minor Specialization Area 15 credits

Select any five courses supporting an area of interest or minor

A key factor in your continued academic and future career success is developing positive relationships not only with your advisor and faculty mentor but with select members of the faculty as well. They can help keep you on track to graduate in a timely manner and provide insight into various career paths, even working to support an internship or other experiential learning opportunity. The following policies apply to students pursuing a degree in the College of Business:

  • When you select a major or change your degree objective (CODO) to any program offered by the College of Business, you will be placed on the plan of study in effect at the time you make the change. If you are following one plan of study and another becomes available, you may upgrade to the newest plan but then must follow that plan in its entirety. You may not drop back to a former plan once you have made the change.
  • You must earn at least a “C” in all Human Resources core courses and any relevant prerequisites. You will need a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 to graduate.
  • Complete a minimum of 32 credit hours at Purdue to receive a degree from Purdue. In addition, if you have transferred from another institution, you will need to make sure that you complete at least 32 credit hours at the junior level or higher if you intend to earn a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Consider an internship to enhance your education as well as your resume.