Human Resources Management Bachelor's Degree Program

Charter Oak State College

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management will acquire the knowledge and skill sets to serve in various human resources professional and management roles in the business, government, and the nonprofit sectors.

Human capital has been and will continue to be the most important organizational asset in 21st century organizations and the highly competitive and changing global environment they operate within. The strategic partnership role of human resources professionals will be paramount in the recruitment, development, and retention of this critical asset. Particular emphasis is placed on human resources operations, employment law, employee relations, training and development, performance and compensation systems that drive organizational performance in a dynamic global environment.

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This major requires a minimum of 48 credits. All major requirements must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher.

  • ACC 101: Financial Accounting 3 credits
  • COM 326: Organizational Communication 3 credits
  • HRM 310: Human Resource Management 3 credits
  • HRM 311: Managing People in a Global Economy 3 credits
  • HRM 312: Employment Law 3 credits
  • MGT 101: Introduction to Management 3 credits
  • MGT 315: Organizational Behavior 3 credits
  • MGT 330: Diversity & Inclusion in Workplace 3 credits
  • MGT 425: Union and Labor Relations 3 credits
  • MGT 431: Performance, Compensation, and Benefits 3 credits
  • MGT 450: Leadership 3 credits
  • MGT 467: Training & Development 3 credits
  • Human Resources Capstone 3 credits
  • ECO 103 Macroeconomics
  • ECO 104 Microeconomics
  • BUS 201 Business Statistics

Students who graduate with a major in Human Resources will be able to:

  1. discuss the impact of labor relations on employees;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of employee and labor relations;
  3. apply employment law;
  4. explain and develop compensation, benefits, and reward packages;
  5. explain the role of human resources within an organization;
  6. develop hiring and performance appraisal processes;
  7. articulate human resources outcomes as they relate to the bottom line; and.
  8. describe how human resources functions within a global society.

Additional Earnings

Bachelor’s degree holders make $1 million more on average over their lifetime compared to their peers who have only a high school degree.*


Employees with a bachelor’s degree now make up 57 percent of total wages earned. **

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99 percent of jobs created since the recession (December 2007 - June 2009) went to individuals with at least some postsecondary education.**

* Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?
** Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots, 2016

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