Human Resource Management (B.S.)

Human Resource Management (B.S.)
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  Online Program

This online program combines business essentials with employee development and organizational performance.

 Credit Hours: 120  |   Transfer: Up to 90 Credits  |   Tuition Cost


What is Human Resource Management?

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management provides a strong foundation in business essentials with specialization in the areas of employee development and organizational performance. Studies include the fundamentals for H.R. professionals, as well as explorations in the management of change, conflict, diversity, and in the psychosocial dimension of organizations. Graduates will be prepared for careers that allow them to contribute to strategic advancement in business settings, in the nonprofit sector, and in the public sphere.

Why study Human Resource Management at UNH College of Professional Studies?

Our B.S. in Human Resource Management is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. The SHRM curriculum guidelines are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards. The alignment of the BS in HRM to SHRM, highlights the relevance of our curriculum in preparing you to excel in your role as HR professionals. Having the relevant competencies is essential to developing and implementing world-class HR strategies. This program combines business essentials with employee development and organizational performance.

“Human Resources has shifted from personnel management and administrative tasks to managing employee engagement and strengthening culture. The use of technology and people analytics has further driven HR towards thought leadership, helping to create a more strategic partnership within organizations. This makes the HR field attractive to those seeking complexity, diversity, and empowerment in their career path.” - Lisa Byars ‘22, B.S. Human Resource Management

Potential Career Areas

  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Equal Opportunity Representative and Officer
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Compensation Specialist

Course Highlights


  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Application in Today’s Organizations
  • Law and Ethics in Human Resource Management
  • Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace
  • Change Management
  • Workplace Coaching
  • Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Development
  • Compensation and Performance Management

…and more

Why UNH CPS?


  • Regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE).
  • Available fully online with select on-campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Nationally ranked online programs.
  • About 89% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career advising is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts and share their real-world expertise, helping you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
  • We’re experts at assessing credit toward your undergraduate degree – not only from previous college coursework, but also for other college-level knowledge demonstrated outside the traditional classroom.

Students pursuing an associate degree at their local community college are encouraged to explore our Transfer Pathway! This resource lists the courses your associate degree should contain at your community college, as well as the remaining courses you’ll need to take at UNH College of Professional Studies to complete your bachelor’s degree!

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  • Completion of our free, online application for admission
  • High school diploma, completion of a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency.
    • Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC

Curriculum & Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management provides a strong foundation in business essentials with specialization in the areas of employee development and organizational performance. Studies include the fundamentals for H.R. professionals, as well as explorations in the management of change, conflict, diversity, and in the psychosocial dimension of organizations. Graduates will be prepared for careers that allow them to contribute to strategic advancement in business settings, in the nonprofit sector, and in the public sphere.

This degree plan is a sample and does not reflect the impact of transfer credit or current course offerings. UNH CPS Online undergraduate students should develop individual academic plans with their academic advisor during their first year at UNH.

Sample Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
APST 405 Career Development and Planning 2
CMPL 402 Excel 2
ENG 420 The Writing Process 4
HRM 420 Human Resource Management 4
General Education Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
COM 460 Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics 4
CRIT 501 Introduction to Critical Inquiry 4
MTH 402
or MTH 504
or MTH 510
Math for Our World
or Statistics
or Pre-Calculus
4
MGMT 566 Organizational Behavior 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
COM 480 Visual Communication 4
HRM 470 Human Resource Application in Today's Organizations 4
MTH 504
or MGMT 569
Statistics
or Budget Management
4
General Education Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
HRM 580 Change Management 4
MGMT 608 Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace 4
General Education Course 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking 4
HRM 635 Managing Conflict 4
HRM 680 Compensation and Performance Management 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
HRM 660 Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Development 4
HRM 710 Law and Ethics in Human Resource Management 4
LD 600 Becoming an Effective Leader 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
HRM 740 Workplace Coaching 4
OPS 720 Fundamentals of LEAN Process Improvement 4
Elective 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
MGMT 797
or MGMT 795
Integrative Capstone: Industry-Based Project
or Integrative Capstone: Industry-Based Internship
4
Elective 4
 Credits8
 Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 is required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: General Education Program
Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*GPA: Major and any state certification GPA requirements may be higher and are indicated in program details.
 
A minimum grade of C- is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor, and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor. Please note that Option requirements are considered part of the Major. Students must complete 16 upper-level credits in majors within the College of Professional Studies, Online.

General Education Program Requirements

A minimum grade of D- is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.

All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar, must be taken prior to the capstone.

ENG 420The Writing Process4
COM 460Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics4
COM 480Visual Communication4
CRIT 501Introduction to Critical Inquiry4
Select one of the following:4
MTH 402
Math for Our World
MTH 504
Statistics
MTH 510
Pre-Calculus
Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems4
Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World4
Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression4
CRIT 602Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking4
IDIS 601Interdisciplinary Seminar4
Total Credits40

Writing Program Requirements

All bachelor's degree candidates are required to complete four writing intensive courses as part of the University Writing Program Requirements as follows:

ENG 420
The Writing Process
One Writing Intensive course in the Major
One Writing Intensive course at the 600-level or above
One Additional Writing Intensive Course

Writing Intensive courses are identified with the label "Writing Intensive Course" in the "Attributes" section of the course description and/or a W following the course number.

 

Major Requirements

Prior to capstone enrollment, students are expected to complete the majority of their required major courses along with CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar. Students should consult with their advisor regarding specific major courses that may be completed with their capstone. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.

Major in Human Resource Management
Foundation Courses
APST 405Career Development and Planning2
CMPL 402Excel2
HRM 420Human Resource Management4
HRM 470Human Resource Application in Today's Organizations4
MGMT 566Organizational Behavior4
MTH 504Statistics4
or MGMT 569 Budget Management
Intermediate Courses
HRM 580Change Management4
HRM 635Managing Conflict4
LD 600Becoming an Effective Leader4
MGMT 608Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace4
Advanced Courses
HRM 660Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Development4
HRM 680Compensation and Performance Management4
HRM 710Law and Ethics in Human Resource Management4
HRM 740Workplace Coaching4
OPS 720Fundamentals of LEAN Process Improvement4
Integrative Capstone
MGMT 795Integrative Capstone: Industry-Based Internship4
or MGMT 797 Integrative Capstone: Industry-Based Project
Total Credits60

Electives

Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, option or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the Online Division of the College of Professional Studies.

 
  • Gain competency in the fundamentals of human resources management.
  • Engage key concepts in organizational development.
  • Explore psychosocial dimensions and their impact on individuals and organizations.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and competency with diverse cultures in a global workforce.
  • Analyze information effectively to guide evidence-based decision-making.
  • Recognize and apply ethical principles and legal standards appropriate to human resources and business practice.
  • Advance organizational objectives by deploying human resources knowledge in the context of strategic management.

Your Prior and Current Learning Counts


Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are experts at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Finish Your Bachelor's Degree With the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)

The AU-ABC partnership between Air University and the UNH College of Professional Studies allows you to apply your CCAF Associate in Applied Science toward this online bachelor's degree. All CCAF degrees are transferable into this program. 

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Career Outcomes

Talk with your advisor to discuss how your program, experience, and goals align.