Find your calling while helping others

Earning a human resources degree is the next step in creating a fulfilling career

You like connecting with people by helping them succeed in the workplace and find their place in an organization — which is why earning your human resources degree might be the next step in finding your own calling in the workforce. Take one course at a time in a way that fits your life. You’ll learn total compensation, learning and development and the counseling skills to effectively design, manage and evaluate organizational programs — helping improve individual productivity, employability and job satisfaction among employees.

When you enroll in our human resources management degree, you may be able transfer credits previously earned in school and customize your coursework by taking classes that begin at multiple entry points throughout the year. You want to succeed and feel confident in your decision to pursue higher education — so a team of mentors and advisors will be able to help you every step of the way when earning your human resources degree.

Classes in the human resources management degree are designed with input from CEOs and directors and taught by faculty who average more than 23 years of professional experience and more than nine years of teaching experience.

The curriculum in our human resources degrees includes instruction in employment law, compensation and benefits, risk management, employee development and strategic management.



Take advantage of our human resources offerings and start earning your degree:




Bachelor of Science in Business with Human Resource Management Certificate:

The Bachelor of Science in Business portion of this program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Schools and Business Programs (ACBSP), so you can be assured you’re getting a quality education. Graduates of this program often work as human resources managers, employee relations managers, compensation and benefits manager, training and development managers, or labor relations managers. In this on-campus and online human resources degree you’ll get instruction in:

  • Human resource dynamics and flows
  • Labor relations, sex roles, civil rights
  • Human resources law and regulations
  • Motivation and compensation systems
  • Work systems
  • Career management
  • Employee testing and assessment
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Managing employee and job training programs
  • Management of human resources programs and operations


Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Learn how to apply psychology principles to employee performance and workplace problem-solving. This Psychology degree program focuses on the human side of business. You’ll tap into workforce motivation, development, morale and culture — the things that directly impact an organization’s overall success.

This program does not lead to professional certification or licensure as a psychologist, counselor or other mental health practitioner. However, it can help you in roles in employee development, talent management, leadership development, change management, training and diversity.

You'll learn:

  • Psychological theories and methodologies
  • Social, cognitive and motivational processes and ethics
  • Individual/group/organizational dynamics
  • Problem-solving
  • How to use workplace-related research to address organizational needs


Why Phoenix?

One Course at a Time
When earning your degree, you’ll get to take just one six-week course at a time.
Transfer Credits
Save time and money by transferring previously earned eligible credits.
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (

Have questions about student life or the admissions process? Speak with an enrollment representative.

Now that you know your potential and your calling in the workforce, it’s time to take the next step — enroll in classes today and start earning your human resources management degree.

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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.