The human resource management major is interdisciplinary, combining courses from economics and business, psychology, sociology, history, communications and ethics to prepare students to manage the human resources of organizations in the private or government sectors. Students study the legal, theoretical and practical aspects of staffing, training, motivating, rewarding, assessing performance and disciplining employees in union and non-union settings. Students also study one or more of these functional areas in greater depth through an internship or an independent study project. Those interested in graduate studies may pursue the MBA, the MA of Industrial Relations or the MA of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
For additional programs and courses in this department, see Management and Marketing .