Common Human Resources Degree Requirements

A career in human resources (HR) can offer variety, challenges, and tremendous opportunity. If you are interested in working in HR, it is important to research the human resources degree requirements to help you determine if a human resources degree is right for you.

When you begin earning your college degree, you will notice there is a specific order in which you take courses. This is established to first develop your basic HR knowledge and then your advanced HR knowledge. Some core course you could expect to see may include:

  • Business Ethics
  • Employment Law
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Professional Communication
  • Training and Development

These courses are designed to help you learn and prepare you to focus on more advanced subject matters within the human resources degree program. You could expect to see required upper division courses similar to:

  • Compensation Administration
  • Human Resources Recruitment and Selection
  • Leadership Challenges
  • Modern Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Workforce Performance and Talent Management

The human resources degree requirements help prepare you to enter a growing career field where earning your Bachelor’s degree is a great way to get started. Another great way to break into this career is to complete an internship so you can gain real-world experience, network, and prepare for your career in human resources.

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