Rohrer College of Business @ Rowan University

Minor in Human Resources (HR)

The goal of the minor program is to provide non-Business majors with the opportunity to qualify for entry-level human resource management positions. The objective of the program is to understand the legal and regulatory environment of human resource management, to develop the capability of using state-of-the-art hiring and recruiting techniques, and to learn how to harmonize an organization's compensation systems with its strategic goals. The program is based on the required human resource management courseworkof the major in human resource management except that it has fewer required courses and fewer elective courses.

Requirements (Prerequisites in Parentheses) (15 s.h.)

  • HRM 06.302 Human Resource Management (Junior Standing as a Business major) OR
  • PSY 08.220 Personnel Psychology (PSY 01.107 Essentials of Psychology)
  • MGT 98.242 Legal Environment of Business
  • HRM 98.337 Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management (MGT 98.242 Legal Environment of Business AND HRM 06.302 Human Resource Management OR PSY 08.220 Personnel Psychology)
  • HRM 06.315 Recruitment and Selection (HRM 06.302 Human Resource Management OR PSY 08.220 Personnel Psychology)
  • HRM 06.425 Management of Compensation (HRM 06.302 Human Resource Management OR PSY 08.220 Personnel Psychology)

Electives: Select two (6 s.h.) courses from the list below

  • MGT 06.361 Supervised Internship * (Organizational Behavior OR Organizational Behavior (WI))
  • PSY 01.422 Field Experience in Psychology * (Introduction to Psychology:Personal, Emotional, and Social Interactions AND Introduction to Psychology:Brain, Mind, and Behavor)
  • HRM 06.420 Principles of Training (Organizational Behavior OR Organizational Behavior (WI))
  • HRM 16.401 Labor/Employee Relations
  • MGT 06.304 Organizational Change and Development (Organizational Behavior OR Organizational Behavior (WI))
  • PSY 05.402 Psychology of Conflict and Conflict Resolution
  • HRM 06.318 Human Resource Information Systems (Computer Literacy, Human Resource Management)

*The internship must involve human resource management duties in order to count towards the minor.

To Apply

Students must complete at least twelve (letter graded) credit hours at Rowan and hold at least a 2.5 GPA. Students must have completed or be currently enrolled in either HRM 06.302 Human Resource Management or PSY 08.220 Personnel Psychology. Application for the minor can be made by sending an email to Dr. Joel Rudin, rudin@rowan.edu