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 (three credits per semester/class) 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 contact the office of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment. Once an opportunity description is secured, the WIL office will seek credit approval of the experience from the Human Resource Management Program Chair.
In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information section of this catalog, graduating students will be able to:
Minimum Grade Policy
Students pursuing a degree in Human Resources are required by College of Business policy to attain a minimum grade of "C" for all program core courses. For the purpose of this policy, program core courses are all Human Resource courses (and BBM 319). These courses are designated by the prefix "HRM."
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
ENG 310 Research Writing
VFP 313 Aesthetics of Film
DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing
TEC 215 Basic Photography
COM 245 Writing for the Media
Culinary Arts Elective
Ethnic Studies Elective
Fine Arts Elective
Foreign Language Elective
HUM Humanities Elective
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
Natural Science Elective
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
BAC 101 Accounting I
BAC 102 Accounting II
BBA 301 Intro to Business Analytics
BBM 201 Principles of Management
BBM 301 Organizational Behavior
BBM 320 Business Communications
BBM 402 Strategic Management
BMK 305 Marketing
FIN 305 Financial Management
MAT 312 Business Statistics
BBM 301: available as a co-op
BBM 319 Business Ethics
BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management
HRM 305 Staffing Organizations
HRM 310 Organizational Development
HRM 311 Human Resource Management
HRM 450 Strategic Human Capital Management
HRM 350 International Human Resource Management
HRM 400 Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management
HRM 405 Compensation Administration
HRM 480 Experiential Learning in HRM
HRM 490 Internship in Human Resource Management
HRM Upper Level Elective
HRM 305, HRM 310: available as a co-op
HRM 350, HRM 405: HRM 311 prerequisite
HRM 400: HRM 311 and ENG 121 prerequisite
HRM 300, HRM 305, HRM 310, HRM 311 HRM 321, HRM 340: BBM 201 prerequisite or HRM 201 or Program Equivalent (ALH 333, BMK 220, HSC 333, NFP 301, NUR 303, SOC 323, SOC 352, SOC 402, SOC 460, CRJ 303, BLA 303, LES 200, ORG 302, BBM 319)
Certain courses may be available as a co-op.
FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar
HRM 310: available as a co-op
HRM 305: available as a co-op
The nonprofit industry is one of the fastest growing employers. The industry is seeking out marketers, HR professionals, and managers with an interest in strategic planning within the nonprofit industry. This nonprofit concentration will focus on the following content areas: Introduction to nonprofits, fiscal management, advocacy and public policy, and one specific identified nonprofit course in the student’s program. There are four core courses in the concentration and one specific program course or an internship. Two of the courses are shared between the College of Behavioral Science and the College of Business. This is a concentration for bachelor’s degrees in Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Sports Management.
NFP 301 Intro to Nonprofit Agencies
NFP 302 Management of the Nonprofit Organization
NFP 303 Foundations of Fiscal Management for Nonprofit
NFP 304 Advocacy and Public Policy
Students can choose ONE of the following 4 courses:
FIN 331 Finance for Nonprofit
HRM 361 HRM in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
NFP 307 Fundraising for Nonprofits
SPM 309 Sport and Athletics Fundraising
Students may substitute any program specific course for an alternate NFP course of their choosing or an internship.
The following courses or their equivalents are prerequisites for a degree in Human Resources:
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
This accelerated option will allow eligible HRM students to have the option of taking up to four selected graduate level courses in place of selected HRM courses and the opportunity to be formally accepted into the MSM/MBA Human Resources concentration program prior to completion of the B.S. in Human Resources degree.
In order to be eligible, students must have completed 90 undergraduate credits, completed all required 100 and 200 level BBM/HRM courses, as well as HRM 311 and HRM 400. Furthermore those students seeking approval for the HRM/MSM-MBA accelerated option must have obtained an overall GPA of 3.50 or better. Courses taken at the graduate level will fulfill the requirements for both programs.
Students interested in making application may secure the necessary forms and begin the approval process with the Chair of the undergraduate human resources program.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.