Human Resources Administration and Development
College of Professional Advancement
Douglas County, Henry County
Develop skills and competencies for success as a human resource professional
Mercer University’s Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Administration and Development grounds students with an understanding of workplace-related behavior. The major combines a broad liberal arts foundation, a comprehensive set of human resources core courses, and a choice of specialization.
- The Administration concentration explores workplace law, employee compensation and benefits, budgeting, ethics, and technology management.
- The Training and Development concentration covers topics including adult learning, curriculum design, materials development, instructional design, and web design.
A grasp of factors that shape human personality and interaction are foundational to the human resources profession. The coursework helps students to:
- Understand differences in ability, personality, learning styles, and motivation
- Hone crucial interpersonal skills for effective communication
- Grasp the importance of culture and diversity, including in the global workplace
- Develop analytical skills, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
- Learn how to work with teams and encourage collaboration
Designed for busy and working adults
Mercer understands having multiple priorities, so we design classes with your schedule in mind. Students can pursue the B.S. in Human Resources Administration and Development at our Douglas and Henry County locations through evening classes. However, some general education courses may be completed online. There are two eight-week sessions during the fall and spring semesters, and one eight-week and one four-week session during the summer semester. Mercer admits students to the program in January, March, May, August, and October.
Improve organizational effectiveness with a career in human resources
Mercer University’s Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Administration and Development offers students a career path in consulting firms, corporate organizations, educational institutions, government, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, nonprofit agencies, and more.
New and existing organizations need human resources managers to oversee programs and ensure companies observe changing and complex employment laws. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for human resources managers was $113,300 in May 2018.
Learn more about our Human Resources Administration and Development major
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- Transferring Credits
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