College of Arts and Sciences

Human Resources Management

Program Option

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The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2022-2023 academic year.  View requirements for previous catalog years here.

Program Overview

The Human Resource Concentration is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that focuses on the management of people in organizations. It is available to students of any major who have an interest in human resource (HR) management or related fields.


Human Resources Management Concentration

Course Credits
Drake Curriculum Courses
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology (with lab) 4
PSY 011 - Introductory Statistics, or
SCSS 158 - Social Science Statistics, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences, or
STAT 071 - Statistics I
3-4
Human Resource Coursework - A total of 21 credits  
Required Courses 9
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 182 - Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
Select one of the following:  
TD 111 - Organizational Learning 3
TD 112 - Learning and Technology 3
TD 113 - Performance Consulting 3
TD 114 - Designing, Developing, and Facilitating Learning 3
TD 115 - Needs Analysis and Evaluation 3
Electives (12 credits representing a minimum of two subjects, selected from the following courses):  
ECON 115 - Labor Economics 3
INS 051 - Personal Risk Management 3
INS 164 - Information Technology Project Management 3

MGMT 133 - Managing Diversity in the Workplace

or PSY 135 - Psychology of Prejudice

3
MGMT 184 - Leadership and Personal Development or LEAD 050 - Leadership: Theory to Practice 3
MGMT 186 - Compensation and Benefits 3
MGMT 198 - Talent Management and HR Analytics 3
PSY 085 - Organizational Psychology 3
PSY 133 - Psychological Assessment 4
PSY 183 - Industrial Psychology 3
TD 111 - Organizational Learning 3
TD 112 - Learning and Technology 3
TD 113 - Performance Consulting 3
TD 114 - Designing, Developing, and Facilitating Learning 3
TD 115 - Needs Analysis and Evaluation 3
BUS 191 - Internship in Business**, or
PSY 192 - Internship**
3
TOTAL 28

Important Notes

Any course taken to fulfill the “Required Courses” category may not simultaneously fulfill the “Electives” category.

Students must select their elective courses from at least TWO subject areas. Courses with different prefixes (e.g. MGMT, PSY, TD, LEAD, BUS) represent different subject areas.

Special topics classes within the realm of Human Resources may be approved by the HR Program Coordinator to fulfill an elective course.

Recommendations

Students are encouraged to complete an internship in HR during either their junior or senior year. Internships in HR 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.

Students are encouraged to join the Drake Student HR Association.

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.