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Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources

The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources was designed in collaboration with area human resource executives, and is continually updated to meet the changing needs of today’s workplace. The BS program in Human Resources will enable students to develop the technical, conceptual and human relations skills necessary to enter careers in human resources, management, or training and development. Students will develop skill and proficiency in all areas of human resources such as employee recruitment and selection, performance management, training and career development, occupational health and safety, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, legal issues, and information systems. Students will also become aware of and develop an appreciation for the issues surrounding increased globalization. The program is designed to meet the recommendations outlined by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and graduates will be eligible to sit for the PHR certification exam.

Required Courses – 126 credits

Human Resource Core (30 credits)

OLS

25200

Human Relations in Organizations

OLS

33100

Occupational Safety and Health

OLS

37200

Staffing and Performance Appraisal

OLS

37500

Training Methods

OLS

37600

Human Resources Issues

OLS

37800

Labor Relations

OLS

37900

Compensation and Benefits

OLS

47100

Human Resources Information Systems

OLS

49400

Organizational Policy and Strategy (capstone)

OLS Elective

Legal/Ethical (6 credits)

OLS

44100

Leading Ethically

OLS

36800

Employment Law or

GBG

26000

Business Law

Technical Support Representative (24 credits)

IET

10400

Industrial Organization

IET

35200

Operations Management

IET

36400

Total Quality Control or

OLS

48400

Leadership for Quality

GBG

12700

Introduction to Business

MGMT

20000

Introductory Accounting

ECON

25100

Microeconomics

C&IT Electives (6 credits)

Skills Development (30 credits)

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

ENGL

42000

Business Writing

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

 

COM Elective

(any 30000- or 40000-level elective)

OLS

47700

Conflict Management

Foreign Language Elective

Foreign Language Elective

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry I

STAT

30100

Elementary Statistical Methods

General Education Requirements (21 credits)

Science (6 credits)

SOC

10000

Introduction to Sociology

PSY

12000

Elementary Psychology

Additional Electives – 9 credits

Minor or Area of concentration (15 credits)

Students are expected to maintain a GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for this degree.

Human Resources Certificate

Working individuals and those contemplating a career in human resources who wish to explore the field before committing to a degree program can “test the water” by entering the certificate program. Designed to accommodate part-time and evening students, the curriculum consists of nine courses.

This option allows for progression from certificate to Associate of Science degree and on, if the student wishes, to the Bachelor of Science degree.

The credits accumulate, so the student who earns the bachelor’s degree will have completed requirements for all three programs.

Prerequisites (12 credits)

3

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

3

OLS

25200

Human Relations in Organizations

3

OLS

27400

Applied Leadership

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Required Technical Courses (15 credits)

3

OLS

37200

Staffing and Performance Appraisal

3

OLS

37800

Labor/Management Relations

3

OLS

37600

Human Resource Issues

3

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

3

OLS

xxxxx

Elective

Total credits required for certificate: 27

A minimum of 15 credits must be taken at Purdue University North Central. All certificate track students must meet admission requirements of the College of Business and be admitted to the Organizational Leadership and Supervision program. This certificate plan of study is an entry-level, pre-associate degree program.

A 2.0 GPA is required to pursue an Associate of Science Degree in OLS.