Human Resources Management Major

The human resources management degree at Houghton College equips you to serve a company's most precious resource: its people.

Students learn about the ethical, legal, and social factors that shape today's workforce. Courses cover a variety of subjects, from recruitment and training to labor laws, compensation and benefits.

Skills acquired:

  • Interviewing and hiring employees.
  • Developing personnel policies with top management.
  • Managing employee benefits.
  • Investigating and resolving grievances.
  • Maintaining confidential records and personnel files.
  • Coordinating equipment acquisition and IT access.
  • Preparing new hire manuals and conducting orientation.
Also Offered Online

124 Credits


Required Courses


Elective Courses and General Education

Degree Requirements

Why Major in Human Resources Management?

  • Get real-world, hands-on experience in the field with our many student-run business opportunities.
  • Study with faculty members who have years of professional business experience in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) broadcasting, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, nonprofits, banking, public relations, higher education and human resource management.
  • Join the 100 percent of Houghton business majors who are employed or in graduate school one year after graduation (according to a survey done in 2014)

Application Requirements


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Documents and Supporting Materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript, 1 recommendation letter, and your test scores (can be waived)

Personal Statement

The personal statement portion of our application for admission is perhaps the best place to truly tell your story, to tell who you are and what is important to you.
Personal Statement

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