Workforce Development, Human Resources

Workforce Development, Human Resources Degree

Online Program

Workforce Development, Human Resources Undergraduate Degree Online

The BS in Workforce Development is an online bachelor's degree completion program designed for busy working adults seeking a flexible and convenient way to finish their degree. Students who have completed an associate's degree can complete this 60-hour degree program to earn their Bachelor of Science degree. This program offers two areas of emphasis to choose from, Supervision and Leadership and Human Resources.

Why Pitt State?

The courses required in this program are sequenced over three years with a maximum of three courses (9 credit hours) offered each fall and spring semesters and two courses (6 credit hours) in the summer. Being enrolled for nine hours allows for financial assistance but as a part-time student. This is not a program for students who need to be enrolled as full-time students. Students who enroll in additional courses or who do not consistently enroll, may find some semesters that they will not have a full course load. It is important to remember that by following the sequence, students will know that they will be able to complete the program with the least amount of problems.

Program Outline for HRD

Summer 2017 TM 606: Industrial Supervision
HRD 598: Talent Management
Fall 2017 HRD 575: Instructional Media in HRD
COMM 629 Theories of Communication
MGMKT 330: Basic Marketing
Spring 2018 TM 350: Societal Influence of Tech
TM 390: Trade and Job Analysis
TM 399: Tech. Mgt Professional Development
Summer 2018 TM 653: Workforce Preparation
TM 699: Senior Assessment in Tech Mgt
Fall 2018 HRD 630: Employee and Labor Relations
SOC 360: Community Sociology
TM 390: Trade and Job Analysis
Spring 2019 HRD 596: Intro. to Human Resource Dev
TM 520: Leadership in the Workplace
MGMKT 444: Legal & Social Env. of Bus
Summer 2019 TM 679: Presentation Skills
JUST 223: Basic Interviewing/ OR Phil 105
Fall 2019 EST 393: Intro. to Industrial Safety
PSYCH 575: Industrial and Org. Psychology
HRD 598: Talent Management

Career Options

  • Entry-level managerial/supervising roles
  • Industry Human Resource Development position
  • Entry-level Human Resource Development position

Learn more about the Department of Technology and Workforce Learning

To be eligible for the program, students must have completed a 64-hour or more associates degree of science, art, or general studies and meet the 25-hour general education requirement. Specific information on the general education requirements can be found at It is important that student have all prerequisites completed prior to beginning this program.
Students who have not completed an associate's degree can be admitted to this program after completing the Pittsburg State University general education requirements,

For more information, students interested in the Workforce Development with an Emphasis in Workforce Development Major with an Emphasis in Human Resources can contact: Ms. Kristina Lewis (, Instructor and Program Director in the Department of Technology and Workforce Learning.


Students in the Workforce Development, Human Resources major take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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