College of Arts and Sciences

Human Resources Management

The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2020-2021 academic year.  View requirements for previous catalog years here.

Program Option

Human Resources Management Concentration

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Program Overview

This concentration focuses on issues surrounding the management of people in organizations. It is available to undergraduate students of any major who have an interest in human resource management and want to prepare for a career in human resources or related fields. The concentration is designed to provide students with the core competencies to be competitive in today's job market. Drake's H.R. concentration is an interdisciplinary program provided by the College of Business and Public Administration, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education.

Human Resources Management Concentration

Course Credits
Drake Curriculum Courses
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology (with lab) 4
PSY 011 - Introductory Statistics, or
SOC 158 - Social Science Statistics, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences, or
STAT 071 - Statistics I
Human Resource Coursework - A total of 21 credits, at least 15 credits of which must come from the Human Behavioral Processes and Specific Skills Development categories. 21
Required Courses 6
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior, or
PSY 085 - Organizational Psychology*
MGMT 182 - Introduction to Human Resource Management
Human Behavioral Prcoesses - Select at least one course from this category. 3-12
ECON 115 - Labor Economics 3
MGMT 133 - Managing Diversity in the Workplace, or
PSY 135 - Psychology of Prejudice
LEAD 050 - Leadershp: Theory to Practice, or
MGMT 184 - Leadership and Personal Development
PSY 030 - Social Psychology 3
PSY 085 - Organizational Psychology* 3
Specific Skills Development - Select at least one course from this category. 3-12
BUS 073 - Business and Professional Communication, or
ENG 094 - Business and Administrative Writing
MGMT 186 - Compensation and Benefits 3
PSY 133 - Psychological Assessment 4
PSY 183 - Industrial Psychology 3
BUS 191 - Internship in Business**, or
PSY 192 - Internship**
TD 113 - Performance Consulting 3
TD 114 - Designing, Developing, and Facilitating Learning 3

*PSY 085 may be counted in the Required Courses category or in the Human Behavioral Processes category, but not in both.

**PSY 192 and BUS 191 must be approved as HR internships by the Human Resources Concentration coordinator.

Students are encouraged to complete an internship in human resources during either their junior or senior year. Internships in H.R. are available during the school year and summer months. These opportunities allow students to gain valuable on-the-job experiences and a competitive edge in today's job market.

The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.