Human Resources Degree
We offer one of the top human resources programs in Kansas City. You’ll enter the job market with the skills and know-how to help employers manage and develop talent.
You’ll learn to:
- Structure compensation for employees
- Interpret benefits packages and how they affect organizational processes
- Implement schedules for hourly and salaried employees
- Design, write, and conduct performance appraisals
- Master labor relations and employment law
- Write a strategic human resources plan
- Implement effective human resources within organizations
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, on-campus, 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.
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.
Click here for the Bachelor's Core Curriculum.
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 Org Behavior & Development OR
PY 360 Organizational Psychology
CO 212 Conflict Resolution
CO 213 Strategic Presentation
CO 312 Writing Plans & Proposals
CO 321 Leadership
EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics OR
EC 203 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.
Careers with a Human Resources Degree
Job prospects in the Human Resources field 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.
· Human Resources Technology
· Employee Relations
· Safety & Security
· Labor Relations
· Business Leadership
· Social and Human Services