Program Requirements

Learning outcomes

Graduates of Mercer’s Human Resource Administration program will be equipped with the skills and competencies necessary to carry out essential human resources functions that benefit individuals and organizations. Organizations seek HR professionals who have strong competencies in administration. The need for talent development in private, state, and local agencies will continue to drive the need for HR professionals.

Program plan

Foundations in Major (30 hours)
COMM 350 Organizational Communication
COMM 370 Intercultural Communication OR ORGL 335 Contemporary Global Issues SRV 230 Introduction to Interpersonal Relations
HRAD 245 Introduction to Human Resources
HRAD 250 Introduction to Training and Development
HRAD 305 Assessment and Evaluation
HRAD 495 Capstone Experience
ORGL 320 Human Behavior in Organizations
ORGL 470 Organization Development and Change
PSYC/
SOCI 333 Social Psychology
OR HSRV 401 Multicultural Issues and Professional Practice

Choose one specialization concentration (15 hours)
A. Administration
B. Training and Development

Total Major hours: 45 hours
General Education: 39 hours
Electives: 36 hours
Total degree requirements: 120 hours