Human Resources

Recruit, train and retain the most important part of every organization: its employees.

What is a degree in Human Resources?

Park’s Human Resources degree program focuses on the study of organizations and how to best utilize employees to optimize business operations. We emphasize a behavioral science approach to management, because it’s vital to understand how people interact within groups.

Locations & Learning Options

Park understands that for many of our students, flexibility is a necessity. Our Human Resources program is available entirely online or at certain locations in a blended format of online and in person.

Courses in the Human Resources degree program are offered online or in person. If you want face-to-face classes, we offer blended courses at specific campus centers across the country. Each weekly class session includes a physical classroom and online component. While face-to-face, our HR program instructors facilitate in-class activities that promote collaborative learning and provide opportunities to apply what you learn.


  • Online
  • Parkville
  • Gilbert
  • Campus Centers

Adrian James

Dr. Adrian James

Associate Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business
Associate Professor of Management

Dr. Lacey Finley

Assistant Professor of Management

Our interdisciplinary approach in this human resources degree program includes studying from the fields of management, social psychology and organizational behavior. Human resources major students graduate with the professional management skills necessary to become a human resources professional who is ready to effectively manage employee relations. This HR bachelor’s degree program will help you build out your expertise in key areas such as retention, recruiting, employee development and onboarding.

Human Resources Jobs

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Compensation or Benefit Analyst
  • HR Information Systems Manager
students at graduation
students in class

Human Resources Degree Program Highlights

  • Take core business classes common to all management degrees to be well trained across business management, including courses in accounting, economics, business law and marketing.
  • Specialize in Human Resources through courses like Planning and Staffing, Employment Law and Compensation Management.
  • Choose three business electives to specialize further in a business sector of your choice, complete an internship or pursue independent study.

Related Programs

Interested in leadership or management, but not sure health care is for you? Check out our other Management programs:

  • BS, AS in Management (general)
  • BS, AS in Management/Accounting
  • BS in Management/Computer Information Systems
  • BS in Management/Engineering
  • BS in Management/Finance
  • BS in Management/Health Care
  • BS, AS in Management/Logistics
  • BS in Management/Marketing

Related programs

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.