Human Resource Development

Human resource development focuses on managing people in the workplace and helping them become better at their jobs to help companies excel.

For this major you’ll take lots of human resource development classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in human resource development.

Sample Courses

Human Resource Development Courses:

  • Foundations of Human Resource Development
  • Work Knowledge
  • Career Development
  • Writing for Human Resource Professionals
  • Organization Development
  • Managing Human Resource Development Programs
  • Training and Development
  • Designing and Developing Human Resource Programs
  • Communication in Human Resource Development
  • The Generational Dynamics in the Workplace
  • Strategic Human Resource Development
  • International and Cultural Differences in the Workplace
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Professional and Leadership Development
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Human Resource Program Evaluation

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology