Bachelor of Science in Human Resources (Credit Hour)

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resources (BSHR) is a dynamic and comprehensive program that provides students with essential HR knowledge and skills, enabling them to play a vital role in organizational success. Students will gain practical insights into workforce planning, talent acquisition, employee relations, and strategic human resource management.  The program reinforces theoretical foundations and hands-on experiences to prepare students for success as HR professionals.    

This program is pending WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and U.S. Department of Education approval.


The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Human Resources is to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills needed for successful careers in human resource management. 

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Strategic Human Resources: Create people strategies that support organizational mission and goals.
  • Human Resource Technology and Analytics: Utilize data and technology to make informed HR decisions. 
  • Workforce Planning: Develop programs for attracting, retaining, and nurturing talent while applying ethical principles and legal standards. 
  • Employee Experience: Create people and organizational development initiatives to enhance efficiency and effectiveness and promote inclusion and equity.
  • Rewards Management: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices related to employee compensation and benefits.

Degree Requirements

The B.S. in Human Resources consists of 33 credits of coursework in the core program of study and 12 elective credits.

Note: Applicable courses may fulfill both the major and general education requirements (see this catalog's General Education Requirements section).

All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher.  All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.

Core Requirements
COMU 410Organizational Communication3
HRCU 350Compensation and Benefits3
HRCU 351Workforce Planning and Employment3
HRCU 352Labor Relations3
HRCU 353Performance Improvement3
HRCU 406Legal Issues in Human Resources3
HRCU 415Becoming an HR Strategist3
HRCU 430Conflict Resolution3
HRCU 445Human Resource Studies3
OLCU 380Research and Analytical Thinking3
OLCU 425Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations3
Core requirements33
Electives *12
*BSHR students have the opportunity to select an individualized set of electives from the following areas of study: Business Administration, Communications, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Legal Studies, Management, Organizational Leadership, and Psychology.
Total Credits45