Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

The BA in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a joint degree from the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) and the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS).  It is a multidisciplinary major that draws heavily from business strategy, psychology, economics, and sociology.  Students who are in good academic standing are eigible to declare the human resource management (HRM) major through SAS.

The major  consists of a total of 42 credits, 27 of which are to be taken from within the Human Resource Management Curriculum (a minimum of 6 HRM courses [37:533] are required), 9 credits from a list of related courses in Psychology, Economics, and Sociology and 6 credits from a list of applicable quantitative courses.  Course descriptions for the HRM courses and courses from the Labor Studies curriculum are available on the SMLR website.  Students should consult the Rutgers New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog for descriptions of courses applicable to the major from Psychology, Economics, and Sociology as well descriptions of applicable quantitatve courses,

Introduction to Human Resource Management (37:533:301) is a prerequisite for the Human Resource Management Bachelor of Arts Program.  Students must achieve a grade of "C" or higher in this course before the major is declared.  Grades of "C" or better must be earned in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of the human resource management major.

For a concise summary of the BA in HRM program, students should consult the BA HRM Major Checklist.  Questions on the program should be directed to Rebecca A. Tinkham, Coordinator of the HRM UG Programs at or by phone at 848-445-5969.