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

Interviewer

Job analyst

Labor relations specialist

Negotiator

Orientation specialist

Recruiter

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.

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.


Undergraduate

Certificates

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.