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Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management

Why Earn Your Human Resource Management Degree at Saint Leo University?

Are you a “people person”? With a Human Resource Management degree from Saint Leo, you can become an expert in any organization’s most important asset—its employees. HR professionals play a key role in finding and retaining top talent.

Saint Leo University has earned official recognition from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)—the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management—to meet guidelines for undergraduate human resource program.

As a Human Resource Management student at a Saint Leo Education Center, you'll focus on people as strategic resources, and build an understanding of recruitment, selection and placement, workplace safety and security, and organizational effectiveness. Education Center courses are identical to courses offered at our University Campus through Saint Leo's Donald R. Tapia College of Business—the largest Catholic business college in the U.S.

The human resource management degree program is designed to provide the academic foundation required by professional human resource practitioners and researchers. In addition to those courses required for all undergraduate students in the University and the courses in the Common Body of Knowledge, specialized courses in human resource management provide the individual with the foundation for a professional leadership career in the human resource area as well as for further work in graduate education.

Learning Experience:
Education Center Online
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
120 hours

Undergraduate Human Resource Management Program Details

The human resource management degree program is designed to provide the academic foundation required by professional human resource practitioners and researchers, focusing on people as strategic resources, and building an understanding of recruitment, selection and placement, workplace safety and security, and organizational effectiveness. 

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Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them. 

    Students enjoy plenty of engaging learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, as well as exciting departmental events.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your human resource management degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering human resource management degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • What skills you will learn?

    • Administrative and Personnel Law
    • Occupational Safety, Health and Security
    • Recruitment, Selection and Placement

How will you gain real experience?

Certification

Saint Leo's curriculum prepares you to sit for a professional Human Resource assessment or certification, such as the SHRM Assurance of Learning Assessment or the Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification, administered by the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Conferences

Prepare a research paper under the guidance of a faculty member, and present it at a national conference. Attend Saints Leo’s annual International Business Conference, held at our Tampa-area University Campus.

Internships

Find opportunities close to home or work. College of Business students have interned at AAA, Home Shopping Network, TECO Energy, Quest Corporation of America and all branches of the military.

Professional memberships

Participate in Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration.

What can you do with an undergraduate human resource management degree?

Graduates find careers in staffing, training and development, compensation, and employee and labor relations. You can also sit for a professional human resource assessment or certification such as the SHRM Assurance of Learning Assessment or the Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification, administered by the Human Resource Certification Institute.

What are the top human resource management jobs?

Career Growth Salary
Human Resource Manager 9% (As fast as average) $121,220 per year $58.28 per hour
Human Resource Specialist 10% (As fast as average) $63,490 per year $30.52 per hour
Training and Development Managers 11% (Faster than average) $115,640 per year $55.60 per hour

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.

Where are Saint Leo human resource management graduates now? 

Our students do incredible things. Recent graduates have found employment and graduate study opportunities with:

  • United Services Automobile Association
  • Towers Watson
  • DeVry University
  • Troy University
  • Dominion Resources
  • United States Navy
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard

College of Business

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  • Saint Leo University’s Donald R. Tapia College of Business provides a values-centered education that develops tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students create a personal legacy of character and integrity, developing into responsible global citizens ready to contribute to society across numerous fields. As the largest Catholic business College in the U.S., students find flexible degree program options at University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.

    From associate to doctoral offerings, our accredited degree programs infuse student-centered teaching, future-paced research, entrepreneurial leadership, and professional networking opportunities. Students publish papers in esteemed academic journals, present original research at national conferences, and travel around the world to learn about the complexities of overseas markets. Faculty bring decades of practical experience to the coursework, ensuring students are on the cutting edge of their desired field to achieve career success.

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