Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

Leading organizations are placing more emphasis on human capital development and the leadership initiatives produced by human resource management teams to deliver, develop, and retain employees as the most crucial and competitive factor in business today.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management prepares students for positions in human resource department leadership, to establish and advance organizational policies and guidelines, and to utilize the tools and techniques for developing transformational work environments. The BS in Human Resource Management program prepares graduates to become influential business leaders equipped with the ability to identify, analyze, and solve complex human resource and management issues.

SHRM LogoColumbia Southern University undergraduate degrees in HRM align with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate Human Resources decision-making processes concerning employees in the workplace.
  2. Students will be able to evaluate leadership and organizational performance.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate behavior in the workplace that is not ethical according to Human Resources industry standards.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply governmental and organizational policies in the Human Resources role.

Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.

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Graduates will successfully complete 120 credit hours outlined below
Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 36
Major Requirements 36
Electives 48
Total Program Requirements 120

Curriculum Details

General Education Requirements 36
  Semester Hours
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Select 2 courses from this area.  
Social and Behavioral Sciences 9
Select 3 courses from this area  
Natural Sciences * 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
Mathematics 3
Select 1 course from this area  
History 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
English Composition 6
Select 2 courses from this area  

Major Requirements 36
Major Requirements - Group A (Required Courses) 30
BBA 2026 - Organizational Communications  3
BBA 2551 - Intercultural Management  3
BBA 3551 - Information Systems Management  3
BBA 3602 - Principles of Management  3
BBA 3651 - Leadership  3
BHR 3301 - Compensation and Benefits  3
BHR 3352 - Human Resource Management  3
BHR 3565 - Employment Law  3
BHR 4350 - Collective Bargaining  3
BHR 4680 - Training and Development  3
Major Requirements - Group B 6
Select 2 Courses below or any 3000-4000 level HR or business course  
BHR 3551 - Human Relations and Development  3
BHR 4501 - International Human Resource Management  3
BHR 4601 - Staffing Organizations  3
BBA 4951 - Business Policy and Strategy  3
Electives 48
Students may select electives from courses not used to meet other requirements.
Students must take into consideration the 36 credit hour upper division requirement when selecting courses. Please consult your advisor for more information.
Total 120 Semester Hours

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