The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management offers students in the Michael Neidorff School of Business a specialized education focused on employment and labor policy, and managing people in the workplace. The objective of the program is to provide students the knowledge and skills that prepare them for a career in the human resource management function of any organization (private, public, or non-profit) and to optimize their general management and leadership potential.

Requirements for the major

Core business curriculum:

The core business curriculum includes courses that may reside within the Neidorff School of Business or in some other discipline and are foundational to all majors in the School.

All Neidorff School of Business majors require the following classes (37 hours):

  1. One of MATH 1305 or MATH 1311
  2. ECON 1311, 1312
  3. ACCT 1301
  4. One of BAT 1101 or 1102
  5. BAT 2301, 2302, 3301
  6. BUSN 3302, 4301
  7. MGMT 2301
  8. MKTG 2301
  9. FNCE 3301

Note: ECON 1311 and ECON 1312 may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

Other general requirements:
  1. Completion of an approved study abroad experience or the successful completion of a modern foreign language course numbered 2302 or its equivalent.
  2. Completion of electives sufficient to bring the total credit hours outside of the Neidorff School of Business to at least 60.
  3. Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours.
Degree requirements:

The total number of credit hours from courses particular to this degree plan is 55 (37 hours from core business curriculum + 18 hours from specific courses).

Completion of this major involves the general requirements for admission, the core business curriculum, other general requirements and:

  1. Required courses (15 hours): HRM 3371, 3373, 4381, 4382, 4390
  2. One elective course (3 hours) to be selected from the following: HRM 3372, 3397, 3311 (ECON 3329)


For full admission to any Neidorff School of Business major (B.Sc. or B.A.), students must first complete the following courses from the core business curriculum with grades of C or better:

  1. One of MATH 1305 or MATH 1311
  2. ACCT 1301
  3. ECON 1311
  4. BAT 2301

Note: Department Chairs may grant provisional acceptance if it is apparent that an applicant can meet the requirements for full acceptance by the end of the semester in which application is made.

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