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Human Resources Degree Program

  • HR Degree
  • Course Requirements
  • Class Schedule
  • Course Rotation
  • Careers

As one of the top human resources degree programs in Kansas City, the Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources from Avila will give you the critical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for to help them meet the challenges of managing and developing people. An effective and informed leader in the Human Resources department is critical for any thriving workplace

The human resources degree program takes Avila Advantage’s innovative approach to human resources training. If you are 23 or older with a life full of commitments, such as work and family, you will appreciate how these classes in human resources fit into your schedule, when it’s convenient for you. Avila Advantage is one of the only human resources degree programs in Kansas City that offers convinence, value, and high quality education.

The classes in human resources and general education are geared to allow you to progress through the degree program at your own pace. Courses are offered online—and you can break your class schedule into 8-week, online, and weekend intensive formats, beginning several times a year. If life gets in the way of your studies, no problem. You can start, pause, and restart the program whenever you need.

Through the 128-credit hour human resources degree program, you will understand:

  • How to structure compensation for employees
  • Benefit packages and how they affect organizational processes
  • Staffing design, including how to deal with hourly and salaried employees and how to design, write, and conduct performance appraisals
  • Labor relations
  • Employment law and how it is applied
  • International HR functions
  • How to conduct performance reviews
  • The role of strategic planning
  • How to write an HR plan
  • The role of HR in the organizational structure

 


Course Requirements

Classes in human resources allow you to zero in on what it takes to be successful in an HR environment while the core requirements provide a well-rounded education for all Advantage graduates.


 

Level I Core Requirements  

Composition I OR II*  

Fundamentals of Communication  

Finite Math, College Algebra, OR Calculus
 


Level II Core Requirements  

World Civilizations OR American History  

Literature (culturally diverse)  

Philosophy  

Religious Studies  

Philosophy OR Religious Studies  
  (May substitute this requirement with a Level III Religious Studies/Philosophy course)  

Art, Music OR Theater Appreciation  

Natural Science  

Social Institutions*  
  (Personal Financial Planning, Legal Aspects of Business,
American National Government, Intro to Sociology)

Self and Society*  
  (Conflict Resolution, Mass Media, General Psychology,
Psychology of Gender, Human Relations in Organizations
 or Intro to Sociology)


Level III Core Requirements - courses available only at Avila University

Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Course  

Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Course  


Major-Related Requirements  

EN 112 Composition II*  

BU 110 Understanding Computers *  

PY 101 General Psychology  

Professional Studies Core Requirements  

BU 305 Legal Aspects of Business*  

BU 321 Management  


BU 322
PY 360
Org Behavior & Development OR
Organizational Psychology
 

CO 212 Conflict Resolution  

CO 213 Strategic Presentation  

CO 312 Writing Plans & Proposals  

CO 321 Leadership  


EC 202
EC 203
Principles of Microeconomics OR
Principles of Macroeconomics
 

EC 240 Statistical Analysis  

Human Resources Requirements  

HR 224 Human Relations in Organizations*  

HR 323 Human Resources Management  

HR 325 Labor-Management Relations  

HR 335 Staffing Design  

HR 346 Employment Law  

HR 421 Compensation & Benefits  

HR 479 Training and Development  

HR 499 Strategic HR Planning  


Courses not listed count as General Electives required to complete at least
128 earned hours.

 

Class Schedule

Fall Semester 2014
August 26 - December 20

Spring Semester 2015
January 5 - April 25

Course Rotation

 

CORE COURSE ROTATION
Level I
EN 111  English Comp I   Fall Face-to-Face
EN 111  English Comp I   Spring Online
EN 111  English Comp I   Summer Face-to-Face
CO 110 Fundamentals of Communication Fall (starting Fall 2014) Online
CO 110 Fundamentals of Communication Spring  Face-to-Face
MA 051 Math Fundamentals Fall 16-wk
MA 051 Math Fundamentals Spring 16-wk
MA 051 Math Fundamentals Summer 16-wk
MA 115 Finite Math Fall Face-to-Face
MA 115 Finite Math Spring Face-to-Face
MA 115 Finite Math Summer Face-to-Face
BU 110C Understanding Computers  Fall Online
BU 110C Understanding Computers  Spring Online
ED 101  Strategies for Academic Success Fall Online
ED 101  Strategies for Academic Success Spring Online
ED 101  Strategies for Academic Success Summer Online
 
Level II
HI 112C  World History II  Summer Face-to-Face
EN 265C Literature & Culture  Fall (starting Fall 2014) Online 
EN 265C Literature & Culture  Spring Face-to-Face
EN 265C Literature & Culture  Summer Face-to-Face
PL 111C Introduction to Philosophy  Fall  Online
PL 255C Ethics  Fall  Face-to-Face
PL 255C Ethics  Spring  Blended
PL 255C Ethics  Summer Online
RS 117 World Religions Fall  Online
RS 117 World Religions (2) Spring  Face-to-Face
RS 117 World Religions Summer Face-to-Face
AR 110 Survey of Art Summer Online
MU 110C Music Appreciation  Fall Face-to-Face
MU 110C Music Appreciation  Spring Face-to-Face
BI 111 General Biology  Fall Online
BI 111 General Biology  Spring Online
BI 111 General Biology  Summer  Online
CH 115 Molecules that Matter Spring Online
SO 101 Intro to Sociology Fall Online
SO 101 Intro to Sociology Summer Online
 
Level III
IS/RS 311 Peace Studies  Fall Blended
IS/RS 311 Peace Studies  Spring Blended
IS/PL 312 Bioethics Summer Online
IS 340 Mediation Spring Face-to-Face
IS/RS 326 Shaping the American Dream Fall Face-to-Face
 
Professional Studies Core
BU 321 Management Fall Face-to-Face
BU 321 Management Spring Online
BU 321 Management Summer Blended
BU 322C Org Behavior Fall Blended
BU 322C Org Behavior Spring Face-to-Face
BU 322C Org Behavior Summer Online
PY 360 Org Psychology Fall Online
PY 360 Org Psychology Spring Online
CO/PY 212C Conflict Resolution Fall Face-to-Face
CO/PY 212C Conflict Resolution Spring Face-to-Face
CO/PY 212C Conflict Resolution Summer Weekend
CO 213 Strategic Presentation  Spring Face-to-Face
CO 213 Strategic Presentation  Summer Face-to-Face
CO 312 Writing Plans/Proposals/Presents. Fall Face-to-Face
CO 312 Writing Plans/Proposals/Presents. Summer Face-to-Face
CO/PY 321C Leadership Fall Face-to-Face
CO/PY 321C Leadership Spring Online
CO/PY 321C Leadership Summer Blended
BU 305 Legal Aspects of Business I Fall Online
BU 305 Legal Aspects of Business I Spring Online
BU 305 Legal Aspects of Business I Summer Blended
EC 202C Microeconomics Fall-even years Face-to-Face
EC 202C Microeconomics Summer Online
EC 203 Macroeconomics Fall-odd years Face-to-Face
EC 203 Macroeconomics Spring Online
EC 240 Statistics Fall Face-to-Face
EC 240 Statistics Spring Face-to-Face
EC 240 Statistics Summer Face-to-Face
EN 112  English Comp II  Fall Face-to-Face
EN 112  English Comp II  Spring Online
EN 112  English Comp II  Summer Face-to-Face
PY 101C Gen Psych  Fall Online
PY 101C Gen Psych  Spring Face-to-Face
PY 101C Gen Psych  Summer Online
 
 
Human Resources major
HR 224 Human Relations in Organizations Fall Face-to-Face
HR 224 Human Relations in Organizations Spring Face-to-Face
HR 323 Human Resources Management  Fall Face-to-Face
HR 323 Human Resources Management  Spring Online
HR 325 Labor-Management Relations  Spring Online
HR 335 Staffing Design Spring Face-to-Face
HR 346 Employment Law Spring online
HR 421 Compensation and Benefits Fall  Face-to-Face
HR 479 Training & Development Summer Face-to-Face
HR 499C Strategic HR Planning/Capstone Spring Face-to-Face
       
       

 

 

 

Careers with a Human Resources Degree

Job prospects for various Human Resources vary by position but below are areas where the job opportunities are growing faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

· Recruiting/Staffing
· Benefits
· Consulting
· Human Resources Technology
· Diversity
· Employee Relations
· Safety & Security
· Labor Relations
· Business Leadership
· Compensation
· Counseling
· Social and Human Services