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Human Relations Administration

HDFS Major HR training office staff

College of Education and Human Development

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

 

ENHANCing HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS IN THE WORKPLACE 


Students in the Human Relations Administration (HR Admin) major complete course work and field placements that will prepare them for a career in human resources at both profit and not-for-profit agencies. They will develop the skills necessary to manage employee relationships, facilitate critical workplace training, enhance staff motivation and ensure compliance of important legal issues including diversity and inclusion.

Gain vital skills for profit and not-for-profit organizations

Human Resources is a growing field, and our students will possess highly marketable skills upon entering the workforce. In addition to completing a B.S. in HR Admin, students will earn a minor in Organizational and Community Leadership—allowing them to master several academic disciplines including business, communications, human development, mentorship/counseling and interpersonal relationships.

With 450-hours of internship experience, students will also receive on-the-job training in a human resources organization and complete a seminar focused on professional development and professional issues in the field.  

Courses

  • Human Relationships
  • Human Resource Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Business Communication
  • Labor Relations
  • Leadership Creativity and Innovation


Career options

  • Recruiter
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Training Manager
  • Compensation Specialist
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Vocational Counselor


Graduate Programs

  • Human Resources
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Counseling

What’s special about this program?

 

HR Admin offers a unique blend of coursework and real-world experience. 

 

Unlike other HR programs rooted in economics and accounting, our major focuses on leadership, relationships and interpersonal counseling--teaching students to identify the needs of individuals, resolve issues, supervise staff or offer professional development training. 

 

As part of their coursework, students complete two internships at local agencies, allowing them to apply their classroom knowledge and gain practical experience in the field. 

    

Get involved

 

We provide our students opportunities to grow academically, socially and professionally. Human Relations Administration majors can study abroad, conduct undergraduate research, complete internships, or become a member of our service/honors/support clubs.  

Sample curriculum

FRESHMAN

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

HDFS201

 

Life Span Development

HDFS202

 

Diversity and Families

COMM330

 

Communication and Interpersonal Behavior

 

LEAD 100 or

LEAD 101

Leadership, Integrity and Change

Global Context for Leadership

 

LEAD200

 

The Leadership Challenge



Social Behavioral Science

 

 

Creative Arts and Humanities

 

 

History and Cultural Change

 

 

Math, Natural Sciences and Technology Course

 

  First Year Seminar

SOPHOMORE

HDFS333

Development of Human Relationships

 

HDFS428

Diversity and Inclusion in Human Relations

 

BUAD309

Organizational Behavior

 

BUAD421

Human Resource Management

 

COMM212

Oral Communication in Business

 

COMM301

Introduction to Communication Research Methods

 

LEAD300

Leadership, Creativity and Innovation

 

 

Math, Natural Sciences and Technology 

 

 

Counseling option

 

   

JUNIOR

HDFS316

Learning and Personnel Development

 

HDFS334

Experiential Learning

 

HDFS339

Adult Development and Aging

 

BUAD423

Negotiation

 

BUAD424

Ethics in the Workplace

 

BUAD420

Labor Relations

 

EDUC456

eLearning

 

 

Electives

 

 

Counseling option

 

SENIOR

BUAD426

Leadership and Teams

 

EDUC411

Intro to Educational Technology

 

 

Minor Restricted Electives

 

 

Internship

 

 

Internship Seminar