Oct 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Human Resources-BS

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Bachelor of Science Degree Program - 180 Quarter Credit Hours

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This program seeks to provide a strong foundation in the business management and human resources skill sets highly valued in today’s competitive employment market. Human Resources courses cover such topics as recruiting, compensation and benefits, training and development, labor relations, employee relations, and development of organizational policy and procedures. The program seeks to develop critical thinking, data analysis, and problem-solving knowledge and skills. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of professional ethics and its application to the business environment. Participation in classroom activities and student organizations will foster teamwork and leadership development skills. Course work is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management standard competencies to assist graduates in acquiring the foundational knowledge to sit for the PHR certification examination following two years of practical experience in the industry.

Students who have completed the Human Resources AAS degree are invited to further enhance their knowledge and skills in order to seek managerial level positions within the Human Resources industry.

Program Objectives

Upon graduation, a student will:

  1. Employ critical thinking skills to identify, formulate, and execute solutions for business challenges.
  2. Apply the principles of job analysis, talent management, compensation and benefits, and career training and development.
  3. Utilize quantitative and qualitative data to make human resources decisions that will help organizations advance their goals in the 21st Century work environment.
  4. Value and respect the legal and ethical standards of human resource professionals.
  5. Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication skills appropriate to professional work environments.
  6. Provide evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning.

108 Credit Hours

56 Quarter Credit Hours

16 Quarter Credit Hours

Program Specific Notes

Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  of this Catalog for details.
I Students who reside more than 60 miles from a campus offering this program of study must complete the capstone course in place of the Internship. Students enrolled through the Indianapolis-Downtown campus must complete the capstone course in place of the Internship. Please refer to the Experiential Learning section of this catalog for additional information.
Program Length: The Human Resources-BS program is 180 weeks in length and 2,136 or 2,208 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Human Resources-BS program is offered in residential, distance learning, or blended instructional delivery formats.


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