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Human Resources

Human Resources Program Core
Students who earn a major in Human Resources achieve proficiency in general business and human resource skills, in addition to a strong liberal arts foundation. Because an interdisciplinary background is important in this field, a combination of coursework in business, management, psychology, along with the human resources core curriculum, is provided.

Career Opportunities
The Human Resources major emphasizes the specific competencies necessary to obtain an entry level job in the human resources field or to advance in this area, if the student has current or prior experience. Opportunities for internships provide students with work experience as part of the requirements for completion of this degree.

The private sector accounts for the majority of the salaried jobs, which include administrative and support services, professional, scientific, technical services, manufacturing, health care and social assistance, and finance and insurance firms.

The Government also employs human resources managers and specialists. They handle recruitment, interviewing, job classification, training, salary administration, benefits, employee relations, and other matters related to public employees.

Students who complete the B.A. degree in Human Resources may find opportunities for employment in the following positions:

  • Director of Human Resources
  • Recruiter
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Employee Benefits Manager
  • Training and Development
  • Director of Industrial Relations
  • Equal Employ. Opportunity Officers
  • Employment and Placement Specialist
  • Employer Relations Representative
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analyst
  • Employee Assistance Plan Managers
  • Labor Relations
  • Conciliators, Mediators, and Arbitrators
  • Affirmative Action Coordinators
The Ursuline Studies Program
The heart of an Ursuline education is the Ursuline Studies Program. By its very nature, the Ursuline Studies Program is committed to the development and enrichment of all students. As an outcomes-based curriculum, the program views assessment of academic progress as an essential part of each course and each stage of development.

The Ursuline Studies Program involves a series of writing-intensive interdisciplinary courses that total 49 credit hours and serve as the liberal arts core of an Ursuline College education. The program highlights personal development, the cultivation of academic abilities and the exploration of a coherent, integrated body of knowledge drawn from a variety of disciplines.

Major degree plan/audit sheet (.pdf)

Gainful Employment
Federal regulations require institutions to disclose to prospective and current students certain information about Gainful Employment Programs. A "Gainful Employment" program is a certificate program that leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.  Ursuline College currently offers some certificate programs that meet the Gainful Employment definition. Information about this certificate program, including related occupations, graduation rate, median loan debt for program completers, on-time completion rate and other pertinent facts is available on the following document: