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Human Resource Management Major

Human Resource Management Major Overview

The Department of Management is committed to providing students the education, technical knowledge and leadership skills necessary to enter the human resource management profession and to pursue a successful professional career in whatever industry setting they choose. The field of human resource management offers challenging and rewarding opportunities in human resource departments in private business and governmental agencies handling benefits, compensation, staffing, labor relations, training and development and human resource planning function.

Courses are designed and kept relevant through input from faculty and the department’s Human Resource Advisory Board.

Admission Requirements for the Human Resource Management Major

The Human Resource Management major is a limited-access program. To be admitted to the major, a student must meet the admission requirements for limited-access programs in the College of Business. Upon completing all requirements for this major, the student will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Management with a major in Human Resource Management.

Course Requirements

Courses for the major are updated each academic year. Students must use the course requirements from the academic year they were accepted in the College of Business. Typically students are admitted to the college beginning their junior year, and the academic year runs fall through summer.

Academic Mapping

Mapping is Florida State University’s academic advising and monitoring system that provides the student with a recommended eight semester map for completing their bachelor’s degree in four years. Summer semesters are not included in degree mapping, but the student may use summer terms to either get ahead or catch up in their degree program.

Students do not have to complete all of the recommended classes on their map to remain on course; they simply must meet certain minimum requirements known as "milestones." Milestones include a minimum grade point average (GPA), completion of specific classes and minimum grades (“C-” or better) in the milestone classes. Milestones are identified on each major map. All incoming freshmen are monitored for Semester 1 milestone criteria, regardless of the number of hours brought in through dual enrollment and/or credit by examination.

Students will be contacted if they are not making the appropriate progress. Students who do not satisfy the appropriate milestones at the end of any semester will be notified of such status by the university. The first time a student is off course, a Hold will be placed on registration; and the student will be required to contact an adviser to have the registration Hold removed. The adviser will discuss: (1) what is necessary to get back on course; and/or (2) possible alternative majors. If the student is off course for two consecutive semesters, a Hold placed is placed on registration; and the student will be required to change their major to an area outside of business.

Human Resource Management Major Opportunities

Students learn outside the classroom through our internship program and international programs and are offered many networking and leadership opportunities through student organizations, such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Phi Beta Lambda, and events. Generous scholarships help support students along the way.

 




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