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The Human Capital Management major prepares students for a career in human resource management by developing skills and competencies in managing diversity and equal opportunity, ethical and fair treatment of employees, human resource planning and staffing, employee training and development, compensation and benefits, performance management, labor relations, and protecting employee safety and health. Students completing this major would be prepared to demonstrate their knowledge of the core principles of human resource practices and the application of those principles for potential certification such as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Society of Human Resource Management - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). The Human Capital Management major is not available to students who are currently enrolled in or have completed the requirements for a Management (MNGMT_BS) degree.
Entrance to Major
Entry to the Human Capital Management major requires:
- the completion of 8 entry-to-major courses: ACCTG 211, ECON 102, ENGL 151 or ENGL 30H1 or ESL 151, FIN 301, MATH 1101 or MATH 1401, MGMT 3011, MKTG 301, SCM 2001 or STAT 2001
- and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.
Course requires a grade of C or better
For the Bachelor of Science degree in Human Capital Management, a minimum of 120 credits is required:
|Requirements for the Major||93|
18 of the 45 credits for General Education are included in the Requirements for the Major. This includes: 9 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses.
Connecting career and curiosity, the General Education curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills necessary to be successful in the future and to thrive while living in interconnected contexts. General Education aids students in developing intellectual curiosity, a strengthened ability to think, and a deeper sense of aesthetic appreciation. These are requirements for all baccalaureate students and are often partially incorporated into the requirements of a program. For additional information, see the General Education Requirements section of the Bulletin and consult your academic adviser.
The keystone symbol appears next to the title of any course that is designated as a General Education course. Program requirements may also satisfy General Education requirements and vary for each program.
Foundations (grade of C or better is required.)
- Quantification (GQ): 6 credits
- Writing and Speaking (GWS): 9 credits
- Arts (GA): 6 credits
- Health and Wellness (GHW): 3 credits
- Humanities (GH): 6 credits
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 6 credits
- Natural Sciences (GN): 9 credits
Integrative Studies (may also complete a Knowledge Domain requirement)
- Inter-Domain or Approved Linked Courses: 6 credits
University Degree Requirements
First Year Engagement
All students enrolled in a college or the Division of Undergraduate Studies at University Park, and the World Campus are required to take 1 to 3 credits of the First-Year Seminar, as specified by their college First-Year Engagement Plan.
Other Penn State colleges and campuses may require the First-Year Seminar; colleges and campuses that do not require a First-Year Seminar provide students with a first-year engagement experience.
First-year baccalaureate students entering Penn State should consult their academic adviser for these requirements.
6 credits are required and may satisfy other requirements
- United States Cultures: 3 credits
- International Cultures: 3 credits
Writing Across the Curriculum
3 credits required from the college of graduation and likely prescribed as part of major requirements.
Total Minimum Credits
A minimum of 120 degree credits must be earned for a baccalaureate degree. The requirements for some programs may exceed 120 credits. Students should consult with their college or department adviser for information on specific credit requirements.
Quality of Work
Candidates must complete the degree requirements for their major and earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average for all courses completed within their degree program.
Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition
The college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. Credit used toward degree programs may need to be earned from a particular source or within time constraints (see Senate Policy 83-80). For more information, check the Suggested Academic Plan for your intended program.
Requirements for the Major
To graduate, a student enrolled in the major must earn a grade of C or better in each course designated by the major as a C-required course, as specified by Senate Policy 82-44.
|ACCTG 211||Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making||4|
|BA 364Y||International Business and Society||3|
|ECON 102||Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy||3|
|ECON 104||Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy||3|
|FIN 301||Corporation Finance||3|
|MIS 250||Introduction to Problem Solving with Spreadsheet Analysis and Information Systems Management||3|
|MIS 390||Information Systems Management and Applications||3|
|MKTG 301||Principles of Marketing||3|
|SCM 301||Supply Chain Management||3|
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|BA 462||Business Strategy||3|
|CAS 100||Effective Speech||3|
|ENGL 202D||Effective Writing: Business Writing||3|
|MGMT 301||Basic Management Concepts||3|
|MGMT 341||Human Resource Management||3|
|MGMT 440||Advanced Human Resource Management||3|
|MGMT 441||Organizational Staffing and Development||3|
|MGMT 443||Performance Management||3|
& BA 242
|Legal Environment of Business|
and Social and Ethical Environment of Business
|or BA 243||Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|MATH 110||Techniques of Calculus I||4|
|or MATH 140||Calculus With Analytic Geometry I|
|SCM 200||Introduction to Statistics for Business||4|
|or STAT 200||Elementary Statistics|
|Select 3 credits from the following:||3|
|Rhetoric and Composition|
|Honors Rhetoric and Composition|
|ESL Composition for American Academic Communication II|
|Select 6 credits from the following:||6|
|Leadership and Motivation|
|Organizational Behavior and Design|
|Negotiation and Conflict Management|
|Interpersonal Relationships in Organizations|
|Leadership and Team Building|
|Managing a Diverse Workforce|
|Labor Management Relations|
|Compliance and Fairness in Organizations|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas|
|Select 12 credits from 200-400 level business courses from: ACCTG, BA, ECON, FIN, MIS, MGMT, MKTG, or SCM in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests||12|
|Select 5 credits of Non-Business Electives||5|