Texas Tech University

Human Resource Development

The Human Resource Development (HRDV) curriculum focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary for interacting with people in various work settings.

Program Overview

The courses in the Human Resource Development program draw on theory from the social and behavioral sciences as well as organizational leadership. HRDV courses are designed to help students understand and address issues confronting both individuals and organizations. Coursework focuses on workplace topics such as human relations and communication, training and development, staffing skills and strategies, and leadership within the workplace.

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Application Process

To pursue a minor in Human Resource Development, you should first contact your academic advisor. Both your academic advisor and Advisors in the Student Services Center of University Studies will work with you to complete the process necessary to declare your minor. Advisors in the Student Services Center of University Studies can be reached at 806.742.7100.

Program Requirements

Although students majoring in University Studies do not need a minor, students in other degree programs may seek a minor in Human Resource Development by taking 18 hours in HRDV courses approved by a Human Resource Development advisor. The core (required) courses for a Human Resource Development minor are HRDV 2301, 3301, and 3303. The remaining 9 hours can be selected form HRDV 3305, 3307, 3308, 3309, or 3310. It is recommended that the 18 hours of coursework be taken in the order listed below:

  • HRDV 2301: Introduction to Human Resource Development.
  • HRDV 3301: Human Relations in Human Resource Development.
  • HRDV 3303: Introduction to Research in Human Resource Development.
  • Choose at least three classes from the HRDV curriculum.

Course Descriptions

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