Human resources is about managing relationships within an organization.

Practitioners are employed in every industry and are essential to an organization’s strategic vision by ensuring the right people are in place. HR professionals develop and manage people, practices, and policies to help shape employee attitudes, skills, behaviors, and performance. They often recruit, hire, train, and evaluate performance.

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Career Opportunities

Compensation analyst
Employee benefits manager
Employee relations manager
Equal employment manager
Health and safety manager
Human resource assistant
Human resource consultant

HR info systems manager
HR metrics analyst
Human resource manager
International HR manager
Job analyst
Labor relations specialist

Orientation specialist
Selection specialist
Training/development specialist
Wellness program administrator
Workforce planning specialist

Learn by Doing

You know, it can be scary when you’re new. But when I got here, I was determined to be involved with one thing off the bat.

Emilie Rosa 

Human resource management major

Academic Programs

The human resource (HR) management concentration helps you develop a wide-range of knowledge of HR management along with the skills necessary for implementing strategic, effective, and legally defensible HR practices in contemporary business organizations.



You may want to earn a certificate when you're looking to expand your program of study without having to add a full concentration. You may choose our managing human resources certificate or other business certificates to supplement your major and make you more marketable.