Human Resources Development Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to apply integrated training, organizational development, and career planning and counseling skills to the design, management, and evaluation of programs to improve individual productivity, employability, and job satisfaction and organizational effectiveness. Includes instruction in psychology; organizational behavior; principles of adult education; occupational counseling; skill testing and evaluation; program design; consulting practice; organizational development; and applications to issues such as training, management development, customer service, and total quality management. Is Human Resources Development the right major for you?
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Human Resources Development Major

What Courses Do Human Resources Development Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Human Resources Development majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Adult Teaching Strategies
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Ethical Perspectives
  • International Education
  • Management
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Speech Communication
  • Supervisory Management
  • Training
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