No matter what your major-psychology, business, communications, social services, education or political science-choosing a Human Resource Development minor is a great way to accentuate your education. Focusing on human resources can give you career skills vital to working with, developing and leading individuals and teams. In today's business world, both public and private organizations are increasing their emphasis on employee education, learning and performance. Many professional and technical jobs now include the responsibilities of orienting new employees and cross-training others within their department. The minor requires satisfactory completion of 21 semester hours of college courses.
The Department of Technology Management offers courses leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in human resource development. The program is nationally accredited by the Human Resource Development Accreditation Association. The curriculum is planned to provide graduate-level preparation for individuals involved in employee training, education and development, performance improvement, and organizational development in business, industry and private or public service organizations. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in human resources, education, business, or a related area. HRD 596 Introduction to Human Resource Development is a required prerequisite for admission to the program.