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Required Courses

Behavioral Science

Business Administration

Human resource management builds communities through the study of people and the workplace.The focus of the major is the connection between theory and application as it applies to meeting the needs of both the employee and employer. Students majoring in behavioral science and human resource management will study theories and concepts focused on understanding and effectively managing the human resource component of an organization as the knowledge and skills of employees are recognized as the critical source of competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.

All of this is accomplished through an interdisciplinary program relying on courses in psychology, sociology, management, economics and other related business courses. Topics can be categorized into three broad areas: 1) personnel issues such as job analysis, selection, compensation, and labor relations; 2) worker issues such as motivation, job satisfaction and leadership; 3) group issues including group processes, power and organizational structure.

With skills gained through this major students will have a foundation for careers in human resource management or general management or to pursue graduate studies in industrial-organizational psychology, industrial relations and business, as well as human resource management.

Programs offered:
B.A. in Behavioral Science and Human Resource Management

Requirements of the Major include completion of the following courses::

ACC 230   Financial Accounting
ACC 231   Managerial Accounting
BUS 260   Principles of Management
BUS 362   Human Resources Management
BUS 382   Management-Labor Relations
CSC101   Spreadsheets and Databases
ECO120   Principles of Microeconomics
ECO122   Principles of Macroeconomics
MAT 111   Statistics
PSY 202   Organizational Psychology
PSY 204   Social Psychology
PSY 303   Psychological Testing

Completion of two of the following behavioral science courses:

PSY 203   Learning and Conditioning (prereq. PSY 101)
PSY 205   Theories of Personality (prereq. PSY 101)
PSY 301   Research Methods (prereq. PSY 101, MAT 111)
SOC 302   The Sociology of Work and Occupations (offered biennially)

Completion of two of the following business administration courses:

BUS 240   Business Law I
BUS 310   Corporate Finance (ECO 121, MAT 111)
BUS 350   Marketing
BUS 462   Recruitment and Selection
ECO 220   Intermediate Microeconomics (prereq. ECO 121, MAT 121)
ECO 424   Labor Economics (prereq. ECO 221, ECO 222)

Additional requirements and things to note:

a. A grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses contributing to the major.
b. No upper level courses taken in completion of the major can be used towards any
other major or minor offered within the division of economics and business administration.

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