Program Overview:

Fundamentals of Human Resources Certificate Program

In the past, human resources professionals focused primarily on administrative tasks such as finding qualified employees, matching them to appropriate jobs, and balancing the interests of the organization with the rights and needs of employees. Today, the roles of HR professionals have evolved to support an organization in reaching its strategic goals and improving business results, while cultivating talented and capable staff. The Fundamentals of Human Resources certificate program is designed for human resources professionals or professionals who seek to transition to the HR field, providing a foundational preparation for this fast-changing profession.

Program Goals

Fundamentals of Human Resources post-baccalaureate certificate students will:

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of human resources management terminology, concepts and principles
  • Learn to design and implement human resources management policies that support an organization's strategic plan
  • Learn to develop HRM practices that enhance an organization's ability to attract, motivate, develop and retain effective employees
  • Develop communication strategies to deliver clear information and manage interpersonal and organizational conflicts

Required Courses

Four of the following:

  • ORG BEH 301 Organization Behavior
  • ORG BEH 311 Conflict Resolution
  • ORG BEH 309 Human Resource Management
  • ORG BEH 321 Employment Law
  • ORG BEH 322 Training and Development


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