Human resources and people management involves the attraction, retention, development and distribution of an organization’s most important asset: its human capital. There has never been a more exciting time to join the growing field of human capital management as organizations increasingly differentiate themselves through their people.
What Is a Human Resources and People Management Degree?
The human resources and people management degree at Saint Joseph’s University prepares you for a career in the human resources (HR) management field. Ranked second in the country by HR.com and a recipient of the 2021 LEAD Awards, our program not only teaches you functional knowledge but also helps you develop the skills necessary for HR practices in contemporary business organizations.
Our program is flexible to fit the individual needs of each student and offers daytime, evening and online courses.
WAYS TO STUDY HUMAN RESOURCES AND PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
This program is available as a major and a minor. Many students often decide to double major or add minors to their studies. Some common additional areas of study that students interested in major also pursue include:
What Can You Do with a Degree in Human Resources and People Management?
The curriculum is aligned with the guidelines of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The program teaches students knowledge in critical thinking and inquiry, ethics, social justice, diversity and making well reasoned judgments personally and professionally. You will become well prepared to pursue a human resource management career as any of the following:
Employee relations specialist
Human capital analyst
How Will Saint Joseph's University Prepare You for a Career in Human Resources and People Management?
Saint Joseph's University's Society for Human Resource Management chapter hosts various networking and career development events, helping you connect with other students and meet with industry professionals.
Because Saint Joseph's University is recognized by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as an aligned program, students in good standing in their final year of study who meet the relevant criteria can apply to take the exam to become a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). The certification is a globally recognized standard in the HR profession.
Continue Your Education in Human Resources
Saint Joseph's offers a variety of graduate programs to help undergraduates further develop their skills in human resources and management after graduation and advance their careers. Programs offered include:
Saint Joseph’s University offers an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program that allows current undergraduate human resource and people management students to start earning their master’s degree by their senior year. This model enables you to complete your undergraduate and graduate work in just five years, instead of the traditional six or seven. Combining your bachelor’s with a master’s degree can help you save time and money. The human resource and people management major is compatible with the following graduate programs for the 4+1:
Human resource and people majors at Saint Joseph’s interested in this unique option must apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be provisionally accepted before they complete their bachelor’s degree.
The leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability (LEO) program encourages students to re-examine business practices in light of social, environmental, political and economic shifts to prepare them to become strong, effective and ethical leaders.
The Department of Psychology offers courses in all of the major subfields of psychology, as well as a clinical concentration of courses in support of those who are interested in pursuing careers in clinical psychology, counseling psychology and related mental health fields.