Bachelor of Science—Human Resource Management
Our online human resources degree will boost your HR career. The B.S. in Business Human Resource Management degree has been recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as fully aligned with their HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. This program provides expertise in HR along with knowledge and skills in business and labor practices. Earn a human resources degree online so that you can become a competent and knowledgeable HR professional.
Who the Program is For:
- Experienced HR professionals who are seeking a human resource management degree to move up the HR career ladder.
- Experienced business professionals who seek entry into an HR career and need a bachelor’s in human resources to do so.
- Individuals who have completed some college coursework or have applicable work experience.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
We developed our human resource management program with significant input from experts and business leaders who serve on our Business Program Council. In this online human resource degree program, you’ll learn all the essential skills and knowledge needed. This program covers the six categories that make up the HR Body of Knowledge established by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). It is also aligned with the guides and templates established by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) to define the HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the university level.
Additionally, this program is aligned with and will help you prepare for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) Certification Exam and the Assurance of Learning® Exam. Here is some further information about these exams:
- The Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) Certification Exam is administered by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Other experience requirements apply to undertake this exam. See HRCI for details.
- The Assurance of Learning® Exam is administered by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to learn more about which exam you may be eligible to take as part of your WGU degree program.
The program requires a total of 120 competency units (CUs), our equivalent to the traditional credit hour. If you’ve taken courses or received a degree from another college or university, you may be able to clear some of these requirements through transfer credit.
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials
Leadership and Management
Business Law and Ethics
Business of IT
Quantitative Analysis for Business
Marketing and Communication
Core Subject Areas
These General Education Assessments May Be Cleared through Transfer Credit
English Composition I and II
Intermediate and College Algebra
Introduction to Geography
Integrated Natural Science
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Humanities
Critical Thinking and Logic
Elements of Effective Communication
The Bachelor of Science in Business — Human Resource Management online degree program also requires the successful completion of a professional portfolio and a capstone project.
Your capstone project is something to be proud of – it's the culmination of all your hard work. Your final project allows you to take what you've learned and apply it to a real-world situation, proposing a solution to an actual issue you face in your place of business. Go ahead, show everyone what you can do.