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BA Human Resources

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources prepares students for challenges in the workplace related to managing and developing people. This includes those interested in HR careers, as well as those who desire to improve their ability to solve problems, improve processes and enhance the effectiveness of people in organizations. In addition to developing competencies in key HR activities (staffing; training and development; performance management; compensation and benefits; legal compliance), the student will develop important skills in critical thinking, problem solving, technology and business communication.

UIW's Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources has been acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its full alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.  Throughout the world, 332 programs in 251 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum human resources content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Major Requirements

UIW Core Curriculum Requirements (46 hours)

See Core Curriculum for course information

Business Course Curriculum (21 hours)

ACCT 2301 Accounting for Non-Business Majors OR
   ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting I
BINF 2325 Personal Productivity Applications
BMDS 3370 Business Statistics
BMDS 3371 Management Science
BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice
BMGT 3354 Human Resources Management
BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior & Leadership

Human Resources Specialization Curriculum (24 hours)

HRES 3330 Human Resources and the Law
HRES 3340 Organizational Development
HRES 3350 Staffing
HRES 3360 Training and Development
HRES 3370 Compensation and Benefits
HRES 3380 Performance Management
HRES 4350 Leadership in Organizations
HRES 4380 Human Resource Capstone

Elective Coursework

Remaining hours needed to meet 120 hour requirement are elected by student. Students will work with their academic advisor to select courses that will meet their career goals and ensure fulfillment of advanced hours and residency degree requirements. Transfer credit may be used to fulfill these hours.

Minor in Human Resources (18 hours)

Must complete:

ORGD 3340 Organizational Development
ORGD 4350 Leadership in Organizations

And complete 12 hours from the following:

HRES 3330 Human Resources and the Law
HRES 3350 Staffing
HRES 3360 Training & Development
HRES 3370 Compensation and Benefits
HRES 3380 Performance Management

Transfer Policy

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