Managing an organization’s workforce effectively is vital to its success. Human resources professionals are responsible for attracting, selecting, training, assessing and rewarding employees, while also overseeing organizational leadership and culture, and ensuring compliance with employment and labor laws. Students wishing to pursue this field complete the business administration major with a concentration in human resource management.
Our curriculum aligns with guidelines recommended by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)—the world’s largest human resources professional organization providing education, research, advocacy and certification. Throughout the world, 441 programs in 331 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates.
This SHRM-approved designation means students in good standing during their final year of study who meet the relevant criteria can apply for the exam to become a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), which is regarded as the new global standard for the HR profession.
Business administration is a screened major. Students are admitted to the business administration major (BUAD) only after successfully completing a set of required courses with an average GPA of 2.7 or higher in those courses and an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. See all admission requirements.
You can view degree requirements and course descriptions for the business administration major with the human resource management concentration in the Undergraduate Catalog.
See the suggested four-year plan of study for the current catalog year. If your catalog year is different, you can find the four-year plan that corresponds with your catalog year on the advising forms page.