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Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Science

About This Program

Effective Spring 2009, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) confirmed that our HRM degree program is in full alignment with the SHRM HR Curriculum guidelines. Our program meets the core HR topics, as well as, elective HR topics determined by the SHRM that ensures universities are offering curricula that prepares HR professionals for the workplace.


The objective of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Human Resource Management is to allow students to develop skills that will enable them to gain entry into the field of human resource management. The program includes a general overview of human resource planning, staffing, compensation and benefits, employee/labor relations, and training and development.

Program of Study

The Human Resource Management program combines a significant business management component with an emphasis on developing strong human resource, managerial, and organizational knowledge, skills, and abilities. In addition, students will explore behavioral approaches to deal with organizational and managerial situations. The general education requirements provide a well-rounded academic foundation for the human resources management degree program.

Cooperative Learning Experiences

Cooperative learning experiences (co-ops) are available in the Human Resource Management program for HRM 305: Staffing Organizations and HRM 310: Organizational Development. Depending on the co-op experience available and the student’s course completion schedule, other courses such as BBM 301: Organizational Behavior may also be completed as co-ops. Elective courses may also be structured as co-ops. Each co-op experience is expected to last for two consecutive semesters and earn the student six credits toward their 120-credit degree.

To be eligible for the co-op the student must have completed 60 credits and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The student must inform the Director of the Co-Op program and the Human Resource Management Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.

Program Competencies

In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information and Procedures section of this catalog, graduating students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective information literacy and communication skills with valid and reliable research.
  2. Apply ethical standards as required by human resource management professionals.
  3. Synthesize and apply knowledge of various human resource management issues critically and creatively.
  4. Effectively use technology in the field of human resource management to solve basic, as well as, critical issues and problems.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.