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Human Resource Development

The human resource development (HRDV) curriculum focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary for interacting with people in various work settings. The courses in the 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.

Human Resource Development as a Concentration. Students interested in pursuing a degree in university studies with an area of concentration in human resource development must include in their course of study 6 hours of required HRDV courses (2301, 3301, 3303) and a minimum of 12 hours from HRDV 3305, 3307, 3308, 3309, and 3310, 4000.

Human Resource Development as a Minor. 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 of HRDV courses approved by an HRDV advisor. A grade of C or better must be achieved in each course. The coursework is recommended to be taken in the order listed below:

  1. HRDV 2301: Introduction to Human Resource Development
  2. Choose at least four classes from the following:
    HRDV 3301: Human Relations in Human Resource Development
    HRDV 3303: Introduction to Research in Human Resource Dev.
    HRDV 3305: Staffing Strategies in Human Resource Development
    HRDV 3307: Employee Law in Human Resource Development
    HRDV 3308: Employee and Labor Relations
  3. HRDV 3310: Training and Development in Human Resource Dev
    HRDV 4000: Independent Study

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