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Majoring in Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management professionals design jobs and write job descriptions; recruit, screen and hire new employees; train employees to perform their current jobs more effectively; and help employees develop new skills to take on more responsible positions. They also create systems to monitor and improve individual and team performance, manage pay systems and benefits plans, negotiate and administer labor agreements, and generally manage the employment relationship.


All Human Resource Management majors must be admitted to the College of Business Administration which requires a minimum of 54 credits completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and completion of the pre-business core courses with a 2.2 GPA.

Human Resource Management Major

  1. UW Oshkosh general education requirements
  2. Business or economics 300-400 level courses (6 credits)
  3. Psychology, Sociology or Anthropology courses (6 credits)
  4. Required human resources management major courses (15 credits)
    • Compensation and Benefits Management (3 credits)
    • Employee Relations (3 credits)
    • HR Staffing (3 credits)
    • Human Resource Information Systems (1.5 credits)
    • Benefits (1.5 credits)
    • Training and Development (1.5 credits)
    • Change Management (1.5 credits)

Professional Experience Requirement

Each College of Business Administration major is required to complete 100 hours of professional experience prior to graduating from UW Oshkosh. Click here to go to the professional experience requirement application form.

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