Human Resource Development

With a Bachelor of Science in human resource development, you will be prepared for administrative and training careers in business and industry, where you can create new ways to train and support employees.

This field of study focuses on four areas:

  • organization development
  • training and development
  • career and leadership development
  • employment systems and standards

The degree program covers topics in these focus areas related to instructional design and delivery, program evaluation, performance appraisal, personnel selection, recruiting, ethics, organization development, principles of leadership, labor relations, employment law, employee involvement, and cultural diversity. Graduates are prepared with conceptual knowledge and technical and interpersonal skills for a variety of careers.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialist

  • My future career:

    Human Resources Manager

  • My future career:

    Human Resources Specialist

  • My future career:

    Training and Development Specialist

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Administrative Service Manager
    • Benefits Analyst
    • Employee Relations Specialist
    • Human Resource Advisor
    • Industrial Relations Director
    • Labor Relations Manager
    • Payroll Specialist
    • Training Manager