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Human Resources Management Degree - BS in HR Management

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Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Gwynedd Mercy University could be the first step to achieving a successful and meaningful career in the human resources field.

Human Resources (HR) plays a pivotal role in our society (particularly in the business sector) and there are critical components that must be carefully considered and thoroughly understood to succeed in this complex field. Some of the most pressing factors of the HR field are:

  • benefits
  • career development
  • compensation
  • employee effectiveness
  • hiring
  • legal issues
  • training

Gwynedd Mercy University prepares undergraduates for a successful career in human resources. Courses are offered that highlight leading methods for designing retention programs and remaining actively involved in the shaping of corporate strategy and policy. The Human Resource Management degree programs at Gwynedd Mercy University prepare students to enter careers in the expanding HR industry with a diverse and global perspective that supports discovery and transformation throughout the learning process.

The curriculum in our Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree program provides extensive background in the most effective methods for efficiently managing an organization’s workforce while exposing students to more specific areas of the field, such as:

  • labor and industrial relations
  • employment law
  • employee benefits
  • training and development
  • organization behavior

With a strong foundation in business administration, graduates of the Human Resource Management bachelor’s degree program enter the job market as qualified candidates for positions spanning many areas, including human resources, benefits administration, labor relations, job analysis, and more.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree program at Gwynedd Mercy University requires students to complete a comprehensive sequence of courses that prepares students for the challenges and responsibilities of human resource management careers. The required coursework includes:

  • 48 credits of general education core courses
  • 15 credits of prerequisite courses
  • 30 credits of management core courses
  • 18 credits of human resource management program courses
  • 14-credit internship or open elective sequence

Internships are often the most valuable experience during a bachelor’s degree program, as they provide an opportunity to gain real-world experience while building a network of professional contacts. Many internships even lead to paid positions following graduation.

Whether students are planning on pursuing careers with large corporations or nonprofit organizations, the skills and knowledge gained during this bachelor’s degree program will provide a valuable foundation for success. The sequence of human resource management courses built into the program is designed to build upon foundational concepts and topics which are essential to the human resources field. 

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