Human Resources Administration & Development, B.S.
Mercer University's Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Administration and Development is designed to offer students a career path in human resources in such workplaces as government, non-profit agencies, corporate organizations, health care facilities, and adult educational institutions. The major will ground student learning with an understanding of human behavior as related to work. The structure of the major combines a broad liberal arts foundation, a comprehensive set of human resources core courses, and the choice of a specialization in either Administration or Training and Development. The foundation in psychology, sociology, communication, and critical thinking will assist students in applying research in the field to diverse populations and settings. The B.S. in Human Resources Administration and Development program is offered at Mercer's Douglas County and Henry County locations, and students are admitted five times per year in August, October, January, March, and May.
Choose from Two Specialized Concentrations:
- The Administration concentration includes workplace law, employee compensation and benefits, budgeting, ethics, and technology management components.
- The Training and Development concentration includes adult learning, curriculum design, materials development, instructional design, electronic instruction, and web design components.
Graduates in Human Resource Administration will be equipped with exposure to the skills and competencies necessary to carry out essential human resources functions that can benefit both individuals and organizations. Potential workplaces for graduates include:
- Organizations wanting HR professionals who have strong competencies in administration
- Organizations with needs for talent development
- Private, state, and local agencies
The Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Administration and Development requires a total of 120 semester hours to complete including general education studies. Many students transfer in credits. If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you may transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy.
A strong internship program provides the graduate with direct experience in the development and management of human resource development skills in a real work environment. These internships are designed to match the background and work interests of the students. The degree allows for a wide range of potential employment and accommodation to a diverse education professional experience.
Applicants for the B.S. in Human Resources Administration and Development program should have a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale and must be in good standing with the most recent regionally accredited college or university attended.
Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program:
- Application for Admission. Begin application now>
Applicants must submit one official transcript from every postsecondary institution previously attended, regardless of length of stay or if the grades are listed on another school's transcript. Official electronic transcripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are transferring from another institution, you may use the Transfer Equivalency Estimator to measure how your coursework will be credited towards your degree. Mercer will accept 64 credits from a two-year institution and 96 credits from a four-year institution. This tool provides an unofficial report of transferable courses. Upon submission of official college transcripts and acceptance, an official report will be completed by the University Registrar.
High School or General Educational Development (GED) Transcript
An official high school or GED transcript for applicants who have not attempted or have earned less than 30 hours of college credit.
Joint Services Transcript
An official Joint Services Transcript is suggested, but not required, for individuals who have military experience. Additional information regarding how to request a transcript is available at https://jst.doded.mil/official.html.
Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received.
Fall Session I (August): July 15
Instructions for Undergraduate Transient Applicants
To enroll as an undergraduate transient student, applicants need only submit the following as a complete application packet:
- $25 non-refundable application fee
- Letter of authorization completed by the home institution that certifies good standing, grants permission to take Mercer University courses, and specifies which course(s) may be taken.
If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you may transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy. Use the Transfer Equivalency Estimator to measure how your coursework will be credited towards your degree.
The Enterprise Learning Partnership program (formerly known as the Preferred Provider Parntership program) provides affordable opportunities for employees of partner companies to attend an approved degree program of study at Mercer University. This unique program allows Mercer to establish relationships with corporations, government agencies, and organizations that are committed to supporting their employees' educational goals and ongoing professional development. Incentives include tuition benefits, military benefits, waived application fees, convenient credit transfer policy, and a streamlined process to learn more about an employee’s program of interest.
Employees of the following Mercer partners are able to use these benefits when enrolled in the B.S. Human Resources Administration and Development program:
|AT&T||Gwinnett County Police Department|
|City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department||The Kroger Company|
|Georgia Department of Corrections|
|Greystone Power Corporation||WellStar Health System|
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