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BS in Human Resource Management

Colorado State University Global offers a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program where students have the opportunity to learn how to develop organizations and manage employees effectively. Read on to find out more about this bachelor's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in gaining a greater understanding of how to manage and improve human capital might benefit from the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management. This program could be a good fit for students who display leadership, interpersonal, and analytical skills. All applicants to Colorado State University Global should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Colorado State University Global's Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in the global human resource community. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn how to effectively manage and motivate employees, navigate legal and ethical issues within organizations, and undertake a comparative analysis of business policy and strategy. The program is also designed to prepare students to identify strategies that allow for competitive talent acquisition, a diverse workforce, and organizational advancement.

To further prepare for graduation, students may choose to enroll in courses that provide degree specialization in such areas as applied social sciences, emergency management, healthcare management, international business, and project management. Additionally, this Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program aligns closely with the curriculum outlined by the Society for Human Resource Management, making it relevant to a large network of human resource professionals.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid in the forms of student loans and grants is available to students who qualify. Colorado State University Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement, and scholarships. Contact Colorado State University Global's financial aid office for more info.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program must complete 120 credit hours, with 30 credit hours comprised of the core classes listed below. In addition to these core classes, students may choose to enroll in an optional practicum course that is available in some states. Pursuing a specialization is also optional. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado State University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Human Resource Management Major Courses (30 credits)

  • Applying Leadership Principles
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Principles of Human Resource Management
  • Compensation & Performance Management
  • Human Resource Management in a Global World
  • Creating a Diverse and Ethical Workforce
  • Labor Relations and Employment Law
  • Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Capstone - Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management Practicum (Optional)

Specialization Courses (15 credits)

  • Students may complete a specialization that consists of five courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major.

General Education Courses (31 credits)

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Critical Reasoning
  • U.S. History I
  • U.S. History II
  • Mathematical Explorations
  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Human Development
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Environmental Conservation Lab
  • Introduction to Microbiology with Lab
  • Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
  • Earth Science with Lab
  • Introductory Physics and Lab
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Environmental Conservation Lab
  • Public Health and the Environment

Electives (38 credits)

  • Students complete elective credit hours to reach the 120-credit hour minimum for the bachelor's degree.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completion of Colorado State University Global's Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program, graduates might consider furthering their studies with an advanced degree program. For some upper management or executive roles, a master's degree may be required. Some programs that graduates might consider for furthering their education include:

  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Colorado State University Global's Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program provides students with the opportunity to gain fundamental knowledge in business policy, employee law, and conflict resolution in addition to learning their practical applications for the management of teams, training, and professional development. After graduation, students may pursue careers in the following positions:

  • Training and development specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Human resource generalist

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