Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management prepares students for career advancement in the human resources field, with a focus on talent recruitment, retention, benefits, compensation, business principles, law, and ethics.

Students can earn up to 9 credits for professional HR certifications already earned through SHRM and HRCI. Learn more.

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Earn Up to 22 Credits at No Cost
For a limited time, we are waiving the cost of PRC 101, our three-week orientation course that is required for most undergraduate students and helps you explore career opportunities. It also makes you eligible to earn a Google Career Certificate, the Meta Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate and take additional courses through our partnership with Coursera at no cost. This means you can earn up to 22 credits for free, which can save you more than $13,000 in tuition (and even more in books).

What You Can Expect

  • Graduates are prepared to sit for the Professional in Human Resource (PHR®) certification exam administered  by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI®).
  • Save time and money by applying up to 90 transfer credits toward this degree.
  • Complete your remaining credits entirely online.
  • Meet your professors each week during optional, live, virtual sessions. 
  • Embed an employer-recognized certification into your program.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills that can lead to professional advancement and graduate-level study.

Peirce College's Human Resources Management degree is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM is an independent group with the goal of preparing students for entry into the human resources field through education, internships and the meeting of core human resources competencies. Learn more about SHRM alignment.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BS in Human Resource Management program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in core business disciplines and the ability to apply this knowledge to human resource management situations.

  2. Assess core human resource management policies, procedures, and processes.

  3. Evaluate statutory and legal requirements when administering human resource management policies and procedures.

  4. Assess human resource management issues in a global context and choose and defend resolutions.

  5. Apply appropriate research methods to the analysis of human resource management issues and communicate recommendations.

Program at a Glance:



Transfer Credits:

Up to 90 transfer credits can be applied to this degree


100% online


See how you can finish this degree for about $20,000

Per Credit Tuition:

$600 per credit

See if you are eligible for a corporate discount

*Tuition is based on current Peirce College tuition and does not include fees or books.

Bachelor’s to Master’s:

Up to 12 graduate credits can be earned for this program at the undergraduate rate that also apply to the M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Management.Learn more.

Emergency Student Aid

Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. Grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare, and transportation. Learn more.

Human Resources Degree Curriculum

Bachelor of Science Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 121

PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM 112Speech Communication3
COM 312Practical Reasoning3
ECO 101Macroeconomics3
ECO 102Microeconomics3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
HUM/HISHumanities/History Core (choose 1)3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
MAT 102College Algebra3
SCIScience Courses (choose 2)6
GEN EDGeneral Education Courses (choose 1)3
BUS 100Introduction to Business3
ACC 105Fundamentals of Accounting3
FIN 105Finance for Non-Financial Managers3
MKT 101Introduction to Marketing3
MAT 109Statistics I3
MGT 210Applied Management Concepts3
HRM 201Human Resource Management3
HRM 306Managing Employment Law3
HRM 310Training Development and Design3
HRM 330HR Information Systems3
HRM 350Human Capital Management3
HRM 380Labor and Employee Relations3
HRM 395Total Rewards3
MGT 310Ethical Leadership3
HRM 410Organizational Development3
HRM 420Global HR and Diversity3
MGT 404Operations Management3
HRM 450HRM Capstone3
CWE 304 or ELECooperative Work Experience or Elective Course (HRM 425 Recommended)3
ELEElective (choose 7)21


Careers in Human Resource Management

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Jobs for HR Specialists are expected to grow by 7% through 2029 (faster than the average) and the median salary for the position is more than $61,000.
  • Jobs for HR Managers are expected to grow by 6% through 2029 (faster than the average) and the median salary for the position is more than $116,000.

Our Human Resource Management program prepares you to become a vital contributor to your company as an HR assistant, generalist, specialist, or recruiter. Graduates will be prepared to pursue professional and senior professional HR certifications - often required to become HR managers - from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

For more information about potential human resources degree careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Business Careers page.

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